Tesla promises to halve charging time with V3 Supercharging

Tesla's Third Generation Supercharger Cuts Down Charging Times by Half

Tesla's Third Generation Supercharger Cuts Down Charging Times by Half

Tesla is speeding up charging with the third generation of its Supercharger. The next-generation charging station looks identical to the company's existing Supercharger V2 stations, save for thinner, liquid-cooled cables on the newer units.

Tesla is also flexing its software muscles with the new V3 Supercharger standard with a creative feature called "On Route Battery Warmup". The metric is a bit misleading, however, as the peak charge rate of 75 miles in 5 minutes presumably decreases to a slower pace as the battery gets closer to full capacity. The feature preconditions the battery for charging when the vehicle recognizes that it is navigating to a Supercharging station. When an owner navigates to a charging station, their vehicle will make sure the battery is raised to an optimal temperature when they arrive which Tesla says can reduce average charge times by 25 percent. That's not the miles per hour you see on the speedometer, but the rate at which the auto will gain range when being fast-charged. Vehicles will soon be able to charge at a rate of 145 kW, an increase from the current 120 kW maximum charge rate vehicle can now draw from the grid.

Tesla is rolling out faster Supercharging to cut down charging times. That's a meaningful improvement that will help relieve the increasing tension and lines at Superchargers around the world.

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China's GDP growth slowed down to 6.6 percent past year , the slowest pace since 1990, but it fit within the official forecast. But he gave no details of how far that might extend for foreign competitors.

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.

Your Tesla when charging at a V3 Supercharger will indicate you're at a "high-usage Supercharger station" and note only a max battery charge of 80% is available.

This is good news for Tesla owners, but also for Tesla's network because it means cars will spend on average 50 percent less time recharging, meaning every Supercharging location can handle more cars every day.

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