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.
German automaker BMW has recently revealed that the total number of company’s i3 electric cars sold in the UK has touched ‘10,000 units’ milestone.
According to an Automotive News report, German automaker BMW plans to discontinue its i3 all-electric compact car and i8 plug-in hybrid sports car ahead of introducing its next-generation electric vehicles (EVs).
According to a Reuters report, Germany’s new Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said in a recent interview with the Funke Mediengruppe newspaper chain that all possible measures should be taken by the country to avoid the imposition of ban on diesel car
According to a recently published Reuters report, German automaker BMW -- which sold more than 100,000 battery-electric and plug-in hybrid cars in 2017 -- does not plan to commence mass production of electric cars before 2020.
Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors has issued a voluntary recall of 123,000 units of its Model S electric cars, owing to a defect in a power steering bolt.
German automaker BMW has recently announced that it will be presenting a series of new all-electric vehicles this year. The announcement was made by BMW’s CEO Harald Krüger at the company’s recently-held Annual Accounts Press Conference 2018.