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Tesla to reveal Supercharger V3 at live event in Fremont tonight

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Tesla to reveal Supercharger V3 at live event in Fremont tonight

Tesla’s operational Supercharger V3 will be unveiled in Fremont, California on Wednesday night. Tesla has sent invitations to select Model 3 owners to be one of the earliest users of its latest ultra-fast V3 Supercharger.

“As an Early Access Program member, you’re invited to experience the next generation of long-distance journey by V3 Supercharging your Model 3. Join us this Wednesday at 8PM, space is limited. ” reads the email invitation.

The invite-only event will occur this evening at 8 pm Pacific in Fremont. No guests will be allowed.

Tesla invitation to attend V3 Supercharging event in Fremont (Credit: @privater via Twitter)Tesla invitation to attend V3 Supercharging event in Fremont on March 6, 2019 (Credit: @privater through Twitter)

Details of Supercharger V3.0 have remained sparse, but judging by the teaser image in Tesla’s email invitation, a much thinner charging cable can be seen that apparently validates Supercharger V3 rumors of a liquid-cooled charging cable being used.

CEO Elon Musk first declared during Tesla’s 2015 Annual Shareholders from Mountain View, CA that liquid-cooled charging cables would be incorporated into various Supercharger locations.

“We’ve just introduced an update that’s a liquid cooled cable, meaning the cable can be quite thin. In actuality, we’ve got the first working version of this here at the Mountain View Supercharger location, so you can try this up for yourself. ” said Musk at the time.

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By using a thinner cord, Tesla can give owners more maneuverability when plugging into their vehicles, while keeping the operating temperature in the cable lower and allowing for greater current.

“It has caused some clients to be quite puzzled they are plugging a Supercharger with this small cable plus they thought something was wrong but that’s really just our next generation cord, since if the cable is liquid cool, you can really make it very thin and subtle. So instead of trying to wrestles, it’s kind of a good sized snake into the vehicle, it’s the thin subtle cord; it’s really great,” added Musk about the advantages of using a thinner, liquid-cooled cable.

Musk also noted in the 2015 Annual Shareholder Meeting that by using liquid cooling, Superchargers can handle more power thereby lead to even faster charging. “It also has the capacity for greater power of the Supercharger long-term. ”

V3 Supercharging is Tesla’s next-generation of ultra-fast charging expected to have a power output of 200 kW and maximum capacity of 250 kW. The charger also includes a near-identical form factor as the current generation Supercharger, albeit with a slightly wider base to support an internal cooling pump.

Stay with us as we bring you official details of Tesla Supercharger V3 to come.

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