Elon Musk reported on Twitter.
Tesla is developing a fast charging network called the Supercharging Network. This news came directly from Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk’s tweet.
In that tweet, Elon Musk announced that the latest versions of Supercharger fast charging stations called V3 will be increased to 300 kW maximum power. These stations (Supercharger V3) can deliver a maximum of 250 kW (peak) power as of now. Thus, some improvement will be made in the charging times of Teslas.
Also, this news does not come as a surprise to us. Because Elon Musk gave hints of this situation at the first delivery event of the new Plaid version of the facelifted Tesla Model S with 3 electric motors and producing 1,020 horsepower. He stated at that event (last June) that Supercharger stations will be gradually increased to 280, 300 and 350 kW levels.
In addition, it is not yet known whether Tesla will develop existing Supercharger V3 stations or bring new stations with a name such as Supercharger V4.
We also know that the updated Tesla Model S and X have a more advanced battery architecture. These vehicles are able to maintain a maximum charging power of 250 kW for a longer period of time than their make-upless versions.
So if we think of it as a charge graph, the peak of the graph is maintained more. This results in a more efficient charging process and a shorter charging time. In fact, we can say that this has already been an indication that these vehicles can be charged up to 300 kW.
The fact that Tesla Supercharger stations will increase from 250 kW maximum power to 300 kW maximum power means a maximum power increase of 20%. However, this cannot be considered as the charging time will be shortened by 20%. Because the charging time can be calculated according to the average power, not the maximum power. Because while the vehicles are charging, for example, if there is a charging time of 30 minutes, it is not charged at high power values such as 250 kW or 300 kW in all of those 30 minutes.
Finally, let’s mention that Tesla’s investment in this 300 kW charging station will also be positive for vehicles such as the Tesla Cybertruck, which will be equipped with very high capacity batteries.