The introduction of the brand new V4 Tesla Superchargers would possibly quickly convey a better energy stage, above the present 250 kilowatts (kW) supplied by the V3 Superchargers.
In accordance with Tesla Homeowners UK, the corporate submitted planning paperwork for a web site in Swindon, UK, which describes 16 V4 Superchargers, rated at 350 kilowatts (there will even be 22-kW three-phase AC charging factors from a distinct producer).
The associated picture exhibits the brand new V4 dispensers in a model with a show and contactless financial institution card reader, which was not too long ago seen for the very first time additionally within the UK (on the Goodwood Pageant of Velocity).
That is very attention-grabbing information, which confirms that Tesla will improve the height output of its DC quick charging infrastructure as soon as once more.
We do not know the small print but, particularly whether or not it means an elevated voltage of the chargers to help increased voltage battery packs.
After all, the precise charging enchancment will depend upon the capabilities of the electrical automobiles. A rise to 350 kW doesn’t robotically implies that Tesla vehicles will cost quicker – to note any distinction, the car’s batteries should not solely settle for increased energy but in addition settle for it for at the very least a couple of minutes.
The brand new V4 Tesla Supercharging dispensers theoretically might go as excessive as 615 kW in some unspecified time in the future sooner or later, assuming the 615 A and 1,000 V information described on the again of the items within the Netherlands, however that might require set up of recent 1,000 V, high-power chargers (energy digital cupboards).
We will clearly see that V4 will convey a number of new issues to the Tesla charging community.
Right here is an up to date checklist of adjustments from V3 to V4:
- Design/measurement: the black and white, V4 stalls are taller than V3, and closed, with a cable connected on the prime
- Cable size: V4 has an extended cable – about 9.5-9.8 ft (calculated from 2.9-3 meters) versus 6-6.5 ft within the V3 model, to succeed in charging inlets in several places (non-Tesla EVs)
- Energy output (initially 250 kW): V4 stalls doubtlessly ought to ship increased energy than the V3 (250 kW) and help high-voltage battery programs. The utmost DC present output of the stalls/dispensers (in line with the pictures) is as much as 615 amps (A) and 1,000 volts (V), so 615 kW could be theoretically doable (relying on the charging cupboard, and EV functionality).
There was unofficial information about 350 kW in 2024.
- Charging normal:
In Europe (and in many of the remainder of the world), the V4 to be appropriate with the CCS2 charging normal
In North America (and another markets), the V4 will likely be outfitted with the NACS charging plug, and doubtlessly with the MagicDock (built-in CCS1 adapter) for CCS1-compatible EVs.
- Different: The V4 model could be outfitted with a contactless financial institution card reader and a small show, to permit use and cost with out requiring a charging community membership.