Tesla revealed a next-generation Supercharger that will charge their cars faster than ever.
The new V3 device can recharge at a maximum speed of 250kW, according to a press release posted on the Tesla website on Wednesday night.
The V3 charger was designed with the Tesla Model 3 charger in mind. The newer battery assembly welcomes the newer charger right away, while models S and Model X will remain limited to 120kW at present, The Verge reported. A scheduled software update will increase it to 145kW in the coming months, Tesla says.
According to Tesla, the new V3 chargers can add up to 75 miles to a model 3 Long Range sedan in just five minutes, and "charge up to prices up to 1
" In combination with other improvements we are announcing today, V3 Supercharging will ultimately cut how long users spend on average by 50%, modeled on our fleet data. says Tesla in her statement Wednesday night.
The new V3 charger went online in the San Francisco Bay Area on Wednesday. Additional sites are expected to open later.
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The electric car company has been strongly focused on developing its charging infrastructure – an attempt that has been kicked into high gear since the model The 3-seater, its first mass-market vehicle, went on sale.
Echo's previous comments on the matter, the company said "charging needs to be even faster, and the number of vehicles that can load up somewhere in a day must be significantly higher."
In this context, Tesla says that the new V3 charger will also be able to upload cars at optimal prices, even at Supercharger stations where several cars are charged at the same time.
"With thousands of new Superchargers coming online in 2019, the launch of V3 and other changes we make to improve throughput, the Supercharger network will be able to earn more than 2 times more cars per day by the end of 2019 compared to today , said tesla.