Tesla Says New Supercharger Cuts Charging Time By 50%

Tesla promises to halve charging time with V3 Supercharging

Tesla's new Superchargers add up to 1,000 miles per hour

Using a Model 3 Long Range as an example, the vehicle can gain 75 miles of range in just five minutes, with a per-hour charge rate of up to 1,000 miles (were the auto able to hold such a charge). This will ensure the automobile's cell is at the optimal temperature to charge, reducing average charge times for the owners by 25-percent.

While much of the enabling technology for this comes from the new cable design and a 1 megawatt Supercharger power cabinet, Tesla is updating the Model 3 as well to optimize itself pre-charge.

Tesla is also flexing its software muscles with the new V3 Supercharger standard with a creative feature called "On Route Battery Warmup".

Along with other changes, Tesla's new V3 Supercharging network will ultimately halve the average time customers spend charging their cars, the company said on its blog.

Tesla is speeding up charging with the third generation of its Supercharger.

Tesla will be initially launching V3 Supercharging for its highest-volume vehicle, Model 3, and will expand access as it assesses the results of millions of charging events.

Don't call Tesla's old charging cable fat but it does look a bit husky next to the new liquid-cooled model.                  Tesla
Don't call Tesla's old charging cable fat but it does look a bit husky next to the new liquid-cooled model. Tesla

The company plans to increase the charging speeds of Model S and X via software updates in the coming months. The Model Y SUV, due to be revealed next week, will likely also be able to use the system because it shares technical elements with the Model 3 saloon.

On Wednesday night, Tesla announced that it has developed a new, faster Supercharger for its electric vehicles.

The first beta V3 Supercharger location is now open in the Bay Area, and Tesla says it will break ground on the first proper North American V3 Supercharger location next month, ramping up later this year.

Rather than be left behind, Tesla got busy developing its own solution.

Tesla now has more than 12,000 Supercharger sites in North America and says it plans to have coverage for 99% of the European population by the end of the year.

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