Past Tesletter articles
Good news for our European friends, V3 just made it all the way to the old continent.
Read more: RedditFrom issue #91
Kettleman City is for sure at the top of my favorite Superchargers. If you happen to be in California and drive close by, stop for a quick charge and a latte. This week this Supercharger is getting even more awesome since Tesla started converting its stalls to V3. It’s great news that soon- maybe even on time for Thanksgiving?- we will have 40 V3 Superchargers between LA and SF!
Read more: RedditFrom issue #84
Tesla is several steps ahead than its competition equipping its cars with batteries that not only have more capacity, but are also able to charge faster, and are cheaper to manufacture. Tesla’s latest effort in that direction is Model Y’s heat pump and octovalve system, that significantly shortens Supercharging times compared to the Model 3 ones. Tesla owner Zack (@BLKMDL3), featured in this article by Tesmanian, shared his recent experience charging his Model Y in a V3 Supercharger and going from 5% to 85% capacity in just 20 minutes. This is not a theory anymore, it’s real. Just wow.From issue #114
This Supercharger station has 24 V3 charging stalls and 15 additional Tesla wall connectors. The wall connectors are powered by solar panels during the day and by power walls at night. Honestly, this Supercharger looks amazing! And on top of that, it’s great news that Tesla is already installing V3 Superchargers outside of the beta test locations and that they are using a full Tesla solar system to power them. This makes possible installing Superchargers that are independent from the electirc grid opening it up to more remote locations.
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Here are some highlights:
- It supports peak rates of up to 250kW per car
- Model 3 LR can recover up to 75 miles of charge in 5 minutes
- Charging rates of up to 1,000 miles per hour
- Designed to enable any owner to charge at the full power their battery can take, no more splitting power with a vehicle in the stall next to you
- V3 Supercharger will drop the typical charging time to around 15 minutes
- On-Route Battery Warmup. Now, whenever you navigate to a Supercharger station, your vehicle will intelligently heat the battery to ensure you arrive at the optimal temperature to charge, reducing average charge times for owners by 25%
- Model S and X charging speeds will increase via software updates in the coming months
See more: TeslaFrom issue #49
Fremont’s Supercharger is open again and is on the V3 Supercharging (up to 250kWh). Don’t go there just now, you need the latest software 2019.20.1 on your car to get the higher charging rate. Anyhow, it is exciting that Tesla is starting to roll this out.
Read more: EngadgetFrom issue #63