Elon Musk announced, obviously on Twitter, that the charging power of Tesla’s Superchargers will be increased from 250 kW to 300 kW. Although Tesla’s CEO did not specify when the update will take place.
With the charging power increased to 300 kW, Tesla’s CEO suggests that the competitive advantage of his models, in relation to long distances, could be even greater. It’s actually not surprising that Tesla is working on the charging system. At the event for the first delivery of the Model S upgrade models in June, Musk had already indicated that the columns would be switched to “280, 300, 350”KW in terms of power.
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Tesla has launched the current Supercharger V3 (in Europe only with CCS) since 2019. Last October, then Tesla manager Jerome Guillen had promised charging stations up to 350 kW, mainly for the “Semi” electric truck that has not yet entered into commerce, nor into production. However, Guillen, who has since left Tesla, has also talked about 350 kW charging stations for cars. Tesla has already adjusted the charging power of existing Superchargers in the past, for example from 120 to 150 kW for the V2 generation.
For Superchargers, some sort of V3 2.0 or even a V4 could arrive, but you can also imagine using an over-the-air update. Tesla is strengthening its production structure for the charging stations also through the use of ‘prefabricated’ technology, in order to speed up the network expansion campaign. The electric brand put its 1,000th Supercharger charging point into operation in Germany in June.