With cars likeand hitting the market, the electric car wars are heated in a big, big way. Since the cars are only going to get better, now it's up to the charger to keep up. Tesla has done its part by publishing Wednesday the first of what it calls the V3 Supercharging, a 250 kilowatt option using a new, liquid chilled jam for up to 1000 miles per hour in a .
In more practical terms, Tesla says this will add up to 75 miles of reach in just 5 minutes, more than enough for an average day commute in less time than it would lead you to enter and use the toilet. This will only be available on Model 3 for now, but Tesla promises both models S and X will receive software updates to enable this price. And we're going to keep guessing thatwill support this movement out of the box when it falls, but we have to wait until next week to find out for sure.
While much of the opportunity technology comes from the new cable design and a 1 megawatt supercharger power cap, Tesla also updates model 3 to optimize itself before charging. Many model 3 owners have suffered from inconsistent charge rates based on the temperature of the batteries. Now, Tesla says its cars will adjust the temperature of the battery pack as the car approaches Supercharger to ensure optimum power flow.
But since Tesla is Fremont, CA Supercharger is the only so-equipped charging station in the US so far, chances are that those batteries are already rolling in quite a moderate temper.
How is 250 kW compared to the competition? Well, the growing, VW-supported Electrify America network is alreadyenough for a theoretical 185 kilometers in 9 minutes – although there is currently no suitable car on the market. Finally, it will be about the perfect time to run in and guiltily buy a milkshake and big french fries. Yes, EV ownership should be good news for the planet, but no one said it would be good for your life.