Tesla launches Supercharger V3 with '1000mi/hr' charge rate

Tesla promises to halve charging time with V3 Supercharging

Tesla promises to halve charging time with V3 Supercharging

In more practical terms, Tesla says this will add up to 75 miles of range in just 5 minutes, more than enough for an average day's commuting in less time than it would take you to run in and use the restroom.

It's called the V3 Supercharger, and it can support up to 250kW per auto, from a cabinet that's rated at 1MW.

Volkswagen is helming a similar effort in the USA and VW brand Porsche, starting sales of the electric Taycan later this year, is separately adding 350 kw chargers to its dealerships in the US and Europe ahead of a broader electric rollout.

Over the weekend, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company's V3 Supercharger would be revealed this week.

The new V3 stations will charge up vehicles at 250 kW of power, making Tesla's vehicles the fastest charging vehicles in the world!

The new system it calls V3 Supercharging will enable fastest charging on the market, according to Tesla. "Now, whenever you navigate to a Supercharger station, your vehicle will intelligently heat the battery to ensure you arrive at the optimal temperature to charge, reducing average charge times for owners by 25%". It has plans to bump up the charge rates at more than 12,000 V2 Superchargers from 125kW to 145kW in coming weeks. Tesla estimates the increase in charging speed will cut the amount of time customers spend charging their cars in half.

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Jacob Easton also captured a video of snow plowing down the mountainside while in a auto with his dad, FOX31 reported . This video was posted on Jacob Easton's Instagram account before being gobbled up by news outlets across the country.

V3 chargers overcome a lot of the V2's shortcomings by not splitting the charger's output between two vehicles and supplying more power.

Tesla shared news of the next-generation V3 Superchargers in a rare official blog post and the über quick video below.

The V3 Superchargers will come to US sites in Q2 and Q3 this year, with Asia-Pacific and Europe to follow in Q4.

How much the Models S and X will benefit is as yet unknown; Tesla confirmed with The Driven earlier this week that the "new" Standard, Long Range and Performance Model S and Long Range and Performance Model X will continue to use the 18650 battery cells.

Europe and the Asia-Pacific will then follow in Q4; Tesla Australia has been contacted for a more definite timeline but at this time have not yet been able to comment.

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