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First look at Tesla’s next-generation Supercharger V3 in action

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First look at Tesla’s next-generation Supercharger V3 in action

The first movies of Tesla’s next-generation Supercharger V3 have been shared online, providing an initial glimpse at the way the next-generation charging solution works, and the benefits it carries.

Tesla’s Supercharger V3 was unveiled on a rainy night at a private event in Fremont, California on Wednesday. The next-generation charging station appears identical to the company’s present Supercharger V2 stations, save for thinner, liquid-cooled wires on the newer units. Supercharger V3 supports peak rates of around 250 kW per vehicle, allowing a car like the Long Range Model 3 to replenish 75 miles of its range in only 5 minutes. In contrast, Tesla’s V2 Superchargers have peak rates of ~120 kW each vehicle. Tesla estimates that V3’s upgrades will reduce typical charging times to around 15 minutes.

While the Supercharger V3 stations are currently optimized for the Model 3, owners of the electric sedan will need to be certain their car is upgraded to version 2019.7.11 to get access to the next-generation charger. Tesla specifically mentions that in 2019.7.11’s release notes.

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“Your Model 3 is now able to bill at V3 Superchargers at up to 250 kW peak prices. Supercharger stations with V3 hardware are designed to enable any owner to charge at the entire power their battery can take — no longer splitting power with another vehicle connected to your cupboard. This combination of higher peak power and dedicated vehicle power allocation across the site enables you to charge in half of the time,” Tesla wrote.

For now, only the Model 3, which is equipped with 2170 cells, seems to be effective at accessing Supercharger V3. It remains to be seen when the Model S and Model X, which are equipped with 18650 cells, will have the ability to tap into the next-generation charging network.

Tesla owner-enthusiast Tesla Raj cites in his Supercharger V3 YouTube movie that the corporation won’t be retrofitting its existing Supercharger V2 stations to V3 hardware. Instead, the new chargers will just start their rollout moving forward. This doesn’t mean to say that there’ll be no improvements to the company’s present Supercharger network, as Tesla indicated in a recent blog post on its official website that it would be unlocking 145kW charge rates for over 12,000 V2 Superchargers across the planet in the coming weeks.

Watch Tesla’s 250 kW Supercharger V3 in action in the movie below.

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