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One of the owners recently tested the V3 Supercharging and according to his report on reddit, the Model 3 state-of-charge (SOC) increased from 9% to 90% in just 35 minutes! Initial charging power was 255 kW.
“It quickly jumped to 255kW just seconds with plugged in. Stayed for 15% and tamper kicked in. after just 4 minutes and SoC reached 23%, the power reduced to 177kW. then goes down like last time.”
Here’s the more detailed outcome:
14% in 4 minutes in the bottom part of the SOC would translate into 43.4 miles from 310 miles of range or close to 11 miles per minute (651 mph).
Tesla says that the Long Range Model 3 should be able to replenish the range (at peak efficiency) for 75 miles in 5 minutes. The peak charging speed would result in 1,000 miles per hour, but it’s just in a narrow SOC window at favorable conditions (warmed up battery).
The Model S and Model X are not allowed to use such high power levels, but through a new software update, together with Model 3, will be able to charge at up to 145 kW from current V2 Superchargers (which are unlocked from 120 kW).
About Supercharging V3:
The V3 launch was accompanied with new On-Route Battery Warmup feature:
“New Supercharging infrastructure isn’t the only way we are improving our customers’ charging experience. Beginning this week, Tesla is rolling out a new feature called 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%.”
This article originally appeared on Inside EVs.