Tesla promises to halve charging time with V3 Supercharging

While it just opened the first “public beta” V3 Supercharger in Fremont, CA tonight, over the next few weeks it’s bumping charge rates at the 12,000+ V2 Superchargers to 145kW. On the most efficient vehicles, like a Model 3 Long Range, Tesla expects they’ll get 75 miles of charge in 5 minutes, and add range at a rate of 1,000 miles per hour.

Not all of the changes are in the chargers either, as software updates rolling out to its cars (Model 3 first, then S and X), and a new feature called “On-Route Battery Warmup.” When an owner navigates to a charging station, their car will make sure the battery is raised to an optimal temperature when they arrive which Tesla says can reduce average charge times by 25 percent.

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