New stations Tesla Supercharger V3 reduces the charging time of electric doubled
As promised earlier this week, the company introduced the Tesla at a specially organized event at the headquarters in Fremont (California), the third generation of fast charging stations Supercharger, characterized by an even higher capacity. According to the producer of electric vehicles, new stations Supercharger V3 capable of providing peak charging power up to 250 kW. With this in just 5 minutes you can increase the supply of electric vehicle travel 120 kilometers, according to The Verge.
The current version of fast charging stations Supercharger V2 provides the output current capacity of 120 kW. Almost doubling of capacity has been achieved by the new design of the cable, which is now used liquid cooling. New stations do not need to distribute power among several cars - customers will always be able to get the maximum charging power. This distribution with reduced power and hence the charging rate when a large number of simultaneous connections is one of the major limitations of the previous generation of charging stations.
Widespread deployment of a new generation of stations Supercharger V3 company Tesla is going to start in April. At the moment, there is only one station Supercharger V3. It is set in Fremont and is available to a limited number of clients participating in the program Tesla early access. Such customers are usually the first to get the newest software for electric vehicles, in fact participating in the beta test. As soon as next month to open more than a new generation of charging stations, Tesla is going to release a massive firmware update for its electric vehicles with the support of the new standard. Also in the official blog of the Tesla adds that the massive deployment Supercharger V3 stations in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region is scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of this year. In the coming weeks, the company also wants to upgrade the second generation of charging stations Supercharger V2, increasing their capacity from the current 120 kW to 145 kW. According to technical specifications, the maximum charging power of the second generation of plants is 150 kW, but most to date have been limited to 120 kW.
Along with the announcement of a new generation of fast-charging stations Supercharger Tesla introduced a new feature On-Route Battery Warmup. It is based on intelligent algorithm, which heats the electric vehicle battery to the optimum charging values even at the entrance to the fast charging station. According to Tesla said, it allows you to reduce the charging time by 25 percent.
Take advantage of the new charging standard will be the first owners of electric Tesla Model 3, as the new batteries are used in this model. Charging power for the Model S and Model X, many previously issued until the current will be limited to 120 kW. Tesla says it is going to increase the speed of charging the last, releasing a special update in the coming months, but exactly when it will happen - not specified.
Because of stations electric Tesla Supercharger V3 can surpass the charging speed of all currently available on the market of electric vehicles. As noted by The Verge, despite the fact that the Supercharger V3 charging power of Tesla is lower than that of stations Electrify America, developed by Volkswagen (they provide 350 kW), the latter have a problem in cables, so it was reported earlier this year that these chargers the station had to be closed temporarily. Tesla opened the first charging station fast Supercharger in September 2012. Since then, the United States 12,888 points of fast charge were opened and another 1441 to around the world.
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