CHECK OUT TESLA'S NEW V3 SUPERCHARGER IN ACTION
Recall when Apple first introduced its iPod. The tagline was: 1,000 songs in your pocket. Now, Tesla is introducing its new V3 Superchargers. There's lots of factoids to cover with V3. But, perhaps a good place to start might be: V3 charges at rates of up to 1,000 miles per hour.
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According to Tesla, "A new 1MW power cabinet with a similar design to our utility-scale products supports peak rates of up to 250kW per car. At this rate, a Model 3 Long Range operating at peak efficiency can recover up to 75 miles of charge in 5 minutes and charge at rates of up to 1,000 miles per hour."
Above: One small visible difference between V3 and V2 superchargers is a slightly thinner cable (Image: Electrek)
In essence, Tesla has triangulated three major improvements, "higher peak power with V3, dedicated vehicle power allocation across Supercharger sites, and On-Route Battery Warmup enables customers to charge in half the time and Tesla to serve more than twice the number of customers per hour."
How will this improve Tesla's ability to supercharge its ever-growing fleet? The company says, "With thousands of new Superchargers coming online in 2019, the launch of V3, and other changes we’re making to improve throughput, the Supercharger network will be able to serve more than 2x more vehicles per day at the end of 2019 compared with today – easily keeping pace with our 2019 fleet growth."
Above: Tesla's rollout for access with V3 will start with Model 3 and progress to S and X vehicles (Instagram: modelxpdx)
So what are the key takeaways here? At the end of the day, "V3 Supercharging will ultimately cut the amount of time customers spend charging by an average of 50%, as modeled on our fleet data." With V3, Tesla anticipates, "the typical charging time at a V3 Supercharger will drop to around 15 minutes."
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