Skip advert
Advertisement

Tesla unveils its 250kW V3 Supercharging system

Tesla has released its latest charging system, capable of delivering 75 miles of range in 5 minutes

Tesla Supercharger

Tesla has revealed its V3 Supercharging system, which is capable of delivering 250kW of power to each model it charges. The firm anticipates its new system will enable Tesla vehicles to charge faster than any other EV on the market, providing a typical charging time of around 15 minutes.

V3 Superchargers can deliver a claimed 75 miles of range in 5 minutes, and supply a maximum charge rate of 1,000 miles per hour. Combined with the firm’s new ‘On-Route Battery Warm-up’ software update, Tesla anticipates 50 per cent quicker charge rates than today’s system.

Advertisement - Article continues below

We drive Tesla’s Supercharger superhighway

Tesla’s V3 Supercharger is built on a 1MW power cabinet, which supplies each car with 250kW of power, regardless of the number of vehicles using the charging system. Previously, the firm’s Superchargers split power between the vehicles plugged into the cabinet, which Tesla says slowed charge times.

The firm’s new ‘On-Route Battery Warm-up’ software is currently being rolled out across the entire Tesla line-up. The system automatically heats the vehicle’s cells to the optimum temperature for charging, prior to the car’s arrival at a Supercharger. In addition, Tesla will bump up the output of its existing charging network from 120kW to 145kW. It anticipates these revisions will cut charge rates for its current V2 Superchargers by 25 per cent.

Currently, the firm claims its charging network covers 99 per cent of the US population, with similar figures expect for Europe by the end of 2019. Thousands of new Superchargers are expected to launch by the end of the year, allowing the firm to serve more than twice as many vehicles per day.

Tesla’s latest charging infrastructure is currently being trialled in the San Francisco Bay Area, being gradually made accessible to Tesla owners over the coming months. Tesla plans for its V3 Supercharging system to be rolled out across Europe and Asia by the end of 2019.

What are your thoughts on Tesla’s latest Supercharging network? Let us know in the comments section below…

Skip advert
Advertisement
Skip advert
Advertisement

Recommended

UK new car buyers love a Mercedes-Benz but Ford is favourite when used
Mercedes A-Class - front cornering
News

UK new car buyers love a Mercedes-Benz but Ford is favourite when used

Data from YouGov’s BrandIndex shows that Mercedes-Benz is a top choice with new car buyers, with used buyers favouring Ford
2 May 2024
Tesla slashes Supercharger membership cost with 42 sites now open to all EVs
Tesla Superchargers
News

Tesla slashes Supercharger membership cost with 42 sites now open to all EVs

Tesla has cut the costs of its Supercharger Membership, which grants access to lower charging rates, by £2 per month
19 Apr 2024
‘BYD is rubbing salt into Tesla’s wounds’
Opinion - BYD
Opinion

‘BYD is rubbing salt into Tesla’s wounds’

Mike Rutherford thinks BYD’s superb start to 2024 is part of the reason Tesla’s market valuation has plummeted
28 Jan 2024
New Tesla Model 2: project ‘Redwood’ will be firm’s entry-level electric car in 2025
Tesla 'Model 2' teaser image
News

New Tesla Model 2: project ‘Redwood’ will be firm’s entry-level electric car in 2025

The baby Tesla will borrow styling and technology from its larger siblings and could be here sooner than you think
25 Jan 2024

Most Popular

New 2024 Nissan Qashqai prices and specs announced as family SUV war heats up
Nissan Qashqai reveal - full front
News

New 2024 Nissan Qashqai prices and specs announced as family SUV war heats up

The start price for the Nissan Qashqai has increased by £3,000 due to the loss of the old entry-level Visia trim
24 May 2024
New Porsche 911 revealed and it's got hybrid power
Porsche 911 GTS - front
News

New Porsche 911 revealed and it's got hybrid power

Porsche’s mid-generation 992.2 update introduces a hybrid powertrain for the first time
28 May 2024
Suzuki Swift vs MG3 2024 twin test: bargain small car battle
MG3 and Suzuki Swift - front cornering
Car group tests

Suzuki Swift vs MG3 2024 twin test: bargain small car battle

The Ford Fiesta’s demise has left a yawning chasm in the supermini class. Can the new MG3 and Suzuki Swift fill it?
25 May 2024