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Inhabitat: 'juice up' in mere seconds with new supercharger

Discussion in 'Tesla, Inc.' started by voyager, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. voyager

    voyager Member

    Apr 28, 2009
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    The current Superchargers top out at 150 kW, so if V3 can offer up 350 kW (or more, as Musk may have been suggesting), Tesla drivers won’t have to wait around while their car batteries get juiced up. Instead, the new Superchargers could potentially be capable of charging the batteries in just a few seconds, a practice recently named “flash charging.” If such charging speeds could be obtained without sacrificing performance, Tesla drivers will be able to recoup tons of time, especially on long-distance journeys.

    Tesla's next Supercharger could charge electric cars in mere seconds
  2. liuping

    liuping Active Member

    Jul 23, 2013
    San Diego
    350kW charger would, at the very best, be 2.3x faster than the current 150kW chargers. Since it takes about 40 minutes now to get 80%, the best case would be 17 minutes, or a "mere" 1020 seconds. :)
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  3. EVie'sDad

    EVie'sDad Member

    Mar 6, 2016
    Newark, CA
    Caution, not so fast

    "There is a catch: Not a single production model on the market today can charge at 350 kW—or even take advantage of the 150-kW standard that’s in the works, to which the 350-kW chargers would default for some vehicles or situations. “We are working with automakers and their research vehicles to support the growth of this technology,” said Terry O’Day, EVgo vice-president for product strategy and market development."

    First U.S. 350-kW Charging Station Will Allow Speedy L.A.–Vegas EV Road Trips

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