Tesla believes charging times using the V3 Supercharger will fall to around 15 minutes per vehicle, which at peak rates means 225 miles of charge is replenished. Tesla's Supercharging V3, announced last night, charges the Model 3 at a rate of up to 1,000 miles per hour (temporarily), or what Tesla says can gain you as much as 75 miles of range in five minutes.
Tesla has also developed a new feature to help reduce charging times for Model 3 owners.
The 250kW Version 3 (V3) Supercharger is a new design that enables you to charge at full power rather than having to split charging with another auto that's also charging.
For now, Tesla has opened the one public beta V3 Supercharger in Fremont, California. More chargers should roll out in the coming year, but Tesla has no specifics as to when V3 chargers will come to Canada.
The ability to charge more vehicles per day is further enhanced by the fact the new cabinet doesn't require the power to be shared with another vehicle in the next stall, so both cars can reach the peak 250kW output at the same time.
Tesla is also flexing its software muscles with the new V3 Supercharger standard with a creative feature called "On Route Battery Warmup".More news: Andrew Bogut rejoining Warriors, adds depth at center
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Tesla has launched its third-generation charging technology, known as Supercharger V3.
However, since Tesla's Fremont, CA Supercharger is the only so-equipped charging station in the USA so far, chances are those batteries will already be rolling at pretty moderate temps. The first V3 Supercharger sites in Europe and Asia are due in the final quarter of the year.
Rather than be left behind, Tesla got busy developing its own solution.
The higher speeds will be available for more owners this spring, Tesla says, as more chargers come online. More chargers will begin rolling out in April for North America.
"We will increase Model S and X charging speeds via software updates in the coming months".