An increasing number of V4 Tesla Superchargers are presently being put in in Europe. With three new stations deployed in July, the full variety of identified V4 websites is now 4.
After the primary set up in Harderwijk within the Netherlands, launched in March and opened to non-Tesla EVs in April, the second station was launched in Clermont-Ferrand in France in early July.
In latest days, we heard concerning the third V4 Supercharging web site, additionally situated in France. A number of pictures of the websites have been offered by Esther Kokkelmans:
The fourth V4 Supercharging web site is situated in Graz, Austria, the place Tesla fanatics famous that the dispensers are outfitted with a show and a contactless financial institution card reader (or a minimum of an area for it, as we aren’t certain when the brand new characteristic will probably be obtainable to be used).
The rationale behind equipping the stalls with the show and card reader is to adjust to European rules, which would require this base fee possibility (and not using a necessity to be a member of a selected charging community). Different European charging networks, which have been relying solely on their very own entry playing cards or smartphone apps, are additionally making ready for this.
As we will see within the video under, the V4 Supercharging stalls in Europe are suitable with the Mixed Charging System (CCS2) commonplace, whereas the show and contactless financial institution card reader are beneath the plug holder.
Simply as a facet word, the older Tesla Mannequin S/Mannequin X may also use the CCS2-compatible chargers with an adapter. That is as a result of, within the early days, Tesla was utilizing a unique charging inlet (suitable with AC Kind 2, however for each AC and DC charging situations). For the reason that launch of the Mannequin 3 in Europe, all new Tesla fashions (Mannequin Y and refreshed Mannequin S/Mannequin X), are CCS2 suitable.
The listing of identified, publicly obtainable V4 Supercharging websites now consists of 4 locations:
- one within the Netherlands,
- two in France,
- one in Austria,
Quickly, the installations ought to additional speed up and increase to extra nations. We already heard that V4 Superchargers are coming to the UK (in 350-kW model, by the best way), and to North America.