What Happens if Your Tesla Battery Dies on the Road?

by Phil Borges // in Car

Owning a Tesla comes with its own set of unique challenges, including the possibility of running out of battery while on the road. While Tesla vehicles have some of the longest battery ranges on the market, there may be instances where your car’s battery dies, and you find yourself stranded.

What do you do when your Tesla dies on the road?

If your Tesla dies on the road, the first thing you should do is pull over to the side of the road as safely as possible. Once you have done that, try to restart your car. If your car won’t start, you can try to reset the computer system by holding down the brake pedal for 60 seconds. If that doesn’t work, you can try to call Tesla’s roadside assistance, which is available 24/7. They will be able to tow your car to the nearest Tesla service center or help you recharge your battery. You can also try to find a nearby charging station using the Tesla app or other charging station maps.

Can a Tesla be pushed if the battery dies?

No, you cannot push a Tesla if the battery dies. Tesla vehicles use an electric motor, which means that the car won’t move if the battery is completely drained.

How long will a Tesla battery last on a road trip?

The battery life of a Tesla varies depending on the model, driving conditions, and usage. However, most Tesla models have a range of 250-400 miles on a single charge. This means that you can drive for several hours on a road trip without needing to recharge your battery. Tesla also has a network of Superchargers located across the country, which can recharge your battery in just a few hours.

In conclusion, running out of battery on a Tesla while on the road can be stressful, but there are several options available to you. It’s important to stay calm and follow the steps above to get back on the road as soon as possible. And remember, always plan ahead and make sure you have enough battery to reach your destination or the nearest charging station.

About the author, Phil Borges

Phil Borges is a battery aficionado. He's written extensively about batteries, and he loves nothing more than discussing the latest innovations in the industry. He has a deep understanding of how batteries work, and he's always on the lookout for new ways to improve their performance.