The swap from V3 to V4 Tesla Superchargers would possibly deliver far more than simply new taller stalls with longer cables.
In response to Tesla House owners UK (@TeslaOwnersUK / Twitter), Tesla has displayed, on the Goodwood Competition of Pace in the UK, a V4 Supercharging stall with a contactless financial institution card reader and an area for a small show.
“Unique: We are able to reveal a brand new Tesla V4 Supercharger with contactless financial institution card space and house for a display! International debut at @fosgoodwood, by no means been proven earlier than!”
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Beforehand, Tesla’s quick chargers had been accessible just for Tesla automobiles, so there was no cause so as to add any extra techniques for authentication, fee or data (every little thing was displayed contained in the automotive or on the Tesla app).
Nevertheless, as Tesla tries to open its charging community to non-Tesla EVs, issues like longer cables, financial institution card readers, shows or built-in CCS1 adapters (aka Magic Dock) in North America, usually are not shocking.
One other factor is that in some markets, like within the UK, there’s a basic plan so as to add financial institution card readers to all chargers. That is in order that any EV driver would have the ability to pay for charging, with out becoming a member of a specific charging community (membership and/or devoted RFID card), identical to within the case of gas stations.
The primary two recognized V4 Superchargers – one within the Netherlands and one in France, usually are not geared up with shows or financial institution card readers.
It is also price noting that in Europe Tesla makes use of CCS2-compatible charging plugs/inlets on its new chargers/automobiles for fairly a while, so there is no such thing as a necessity to make use of Magic Dock to allow different EVs to cost (aside from CHAdeMO-compatible EVs and, after all, the older Mannequin S/Mannequin X).
Non-Tesla EV drivers had been at present in a position to make use of Superchargers – included within the non-Tesla EV Supercharging Pilot – by means of the Tesla app. Sooner or later, perhaps there will likely be an possibility to make use of the Superchargers and not using a telephone by merely utilizing a financial institution card.