This week, Tesla will launch a new version of the Supercharger V3March 5, 2019
Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the first public Tesla Supercharger V3.0 station will be launched this Wednesday, March 6, 2019.
Earlier, Supercharger V3 stations were supposed to appear in 2018, but the launch was postponed until the beginning of 2019.
Musk did not specify any additional details on the Supercharger V3.0, although last year he mentioned that next-generation chargers will have an output of 200 to 250 kW, or 50% more than current Tesla superchargers. Thanks to an even higher charging speed, Tesla can widen the gap between its competitors even more.
The Supercharger V3.0 output will also allow the company to charge more vehicles on its chargers, given that a shorter charging time will result in more electric vehicles being serviced at the stations during the same time period. This will be a decisive advantage for Tesla in the near future, as the company is launching mass vehicles, such as the Model 3 for $ 35,000.
While the upcoming release of the Tesla Supercharger V3 is a way for an electric vehicle manufacturer to establish and emphasize its leadership in the electric vehicle market, the Silicon Valley company is not the only one that develops powerful charging stations. Volkswagen Electrify America, which was created after the scandal with Dieselgate, installs 350 kW high-speed chargers in the United States. Porsche also announced that its dealers in the United States will install Turbo Charging stations with a capacity of 320 kW. Both of these ultra-fast chargers will be compatible with the Porsche Taycan, which is expected to debut later this year.
Elon Musk, for his part, is not afraid of higher performance charging stations from competitors. Explaining this point in the income report for the first quarter of 2018, Musk said that “there is no point in such power if you have a regular, rather than a super capacious battery and you do not need a huge speed.”
In connection with the upcoming release of Supercharger V3.0 from Tesla and other solutions for super-fast charging, electric mobility is approaching the convenience offered by traditional gas stations at gas stations for fuel cars.
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