New Tesla Superchargers Promise 50 Percent Faster Charging

The need for speed

Thanks to the V3 Supercharger and other technical improvements, Tesla expects "the typical charging time at a V3 Supercharger will drop to around 15 minutes". Once operational, it allows an electric vehicle to recharge at up to 250kW, which translates to 1,000 miles per hour, or 75 miles of charge in just five minutes.

Part of this is down to ensuring the battery is at an optimal temperature for charging and to help this Tesla is introducing a new feature called On-Route Battery Warmup.

In parallel to the new V3 Superchargers, Tesla will be updating its existing network of V2 Superchargers to enable a peak charging rate of 145 kW.

This was class-leading when Tesla started building out the network; at the time, the fastest DC Fast charger you could find for CHAdeMO or CCS maxed out at just 50kW. The new Superchargers are created to charge at the full power the car's battery can handle, so owners no longer have to share power with the vehicle in the next stall. Yes, you've guessed it - your Tesla will heat up its battery when you're navigating to a Supercharger station.

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Elon Musk-owned electronic carmaker Tesla launched the company ambitious third generation Supercharger station V3 series in the US.

"Supercharger stations with V3's new power electronics are created to enable any owner to charge at the full power their battery can take - no more splitting power with a vehicle in the stall next to you", the company says. It has plans to bump up the charge rates at more than 12,000 V2 Superchargers from 125kW to 145kW in coming weeks.

The first V3 charger is in beta in the Bay Area of California. It will be initially available only to Model 3 owners, with Tesla planning software upgrades for the Model S and Model X in order to increase their charging rates as well.

The good news for Tesla owners doesn't end there, though. Said another way, the 15 minutes I spent at a Tesla urban Supercharger operating at 72 kW this afternoon would have given me a almost complete charge instead of the 72 miles of range that it added to my battery.

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