New Tesla Supercharger V3 set for release in ‘late’ summer this year
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has recently confirmed the timing for the launch of the electric vehicle manufacturer’s powerful new fast charger, the Supercharger V3. Musk said that Tesla Motors has plans underway to release the Supercharger V3 fast charger for EVs in ‘late’ summer this year.
The Supercharger V3 fast charger marks the next generation of Tesla’s DC fast-charging technology.
Musk had teased a new ‘Tesla Supercharger V3’ in December 2016, and had asserted that the automaker’s new fast charger will boast more than 350 kW power output and off-grid solar and Powerpack systems.
Since the announcement of a new ‘Tesla Supercharger V3’ by Musk, Tesla has added solar arrays and Powerpacks to some of its EV charging stations. However, there has been update to the charge rate at the automaker’s EV charging stations, which have a 145 kW capacity capped at 120 kW in EVs.
Moreover, Tesla has also made a change to its 2016-announced plans to launch for an ultra-fast charger with an output of over 350 kW. The company has stated, earlier this month, in its Q1 2018 earnings call that it will now be launching fast chargers with 200-250 kW capacity, which it claims will be two times as powerful as its existing Superchargers.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has recently said that the electric vehicle maker may speed up its Pickup program, with the possibility that the electric pickup truck may be introduced sooner than previously projected.
Japanese automaker Nissan has announced the launch of a new program under which old battery packs of Nissan LEAF electric vehicles will be replaced with ‘refabricated’ battery packs.
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has recently confirmed that a new Autopilot interface will be released by the automaker as part of the upcoming Version 9 of the over-the-air software update which is scheduled for a rollout this summer.
Tesla Motors is already promoting its Semi electric truck to corporate clients.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said in a recent statement that the US-based electric vehicle manufacturer is considering the possibility of opening a new Gigafactory in Germany.
Electric vehicle sales increased by 31 percent across the United States for the data compiled till August 2017. As per InsideEVs report, 120,500 plug-in vehicles have been sold in the U.S.