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Life Stream: Tesla Reveals Supercharger Version 3.0: Up to 250 kW

Tesla has more than 12,000 superchargers across North America, Europe and Asia and our network continues to grow daily: more than 99% of US population is covered by the network, and we foresee similar coverage in Europe by the end of 2019. Recently, we passed 90% population tire in China and grows rapidly that number. However, in order to drive continued electric vehicle absorption and further accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy, charging has to be even faster and the number of vehicles that can be loaded in one place in a day must be significantly higher. Today we reveal the V3 Supercharging, the next step in the growth of Tesla's Supercharger network. Born from our experience of building the world's largest network-connected batteries, V3 enables our vehicles to load faster than any other electric vehicle on the market today. Faster charging, no more power sharing [19659049] V3 is a brand new architecture for Supercharging. A new 1 MW power cabinet with similar design for our turnkey products supports top speeds up to 250 kW per car. At this speed, a model 3 Long Range, operating at the highest efficiency, can restore up to 75 miles of charge in 5 minutes and charge up to 1000 miles per hour. Combined with other improvements that we announce today, V3 Supercharging will ultimately reduce how long customers spend on average by 50%, which is modeled on our fleeting data. Larger stations with V3's new power electronics are designed so that all…

Tesla has more than 12,000 superchargers across North America, Europe and Asia and our network continues to grow daily: more than 99% of US population is covered by the network, and we foresee similar coverage in Europe by the end of 2019. Recently, we passed 90% population tire in China and grows rapidly that number. However, in order to drive continued electric vehicle absorption and further accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy, charging has to be even faster and the number of vehicles that can be loaded in one place in a day must be significantly higher. Today we reveal the V3 Supercharging, the next step in the growth of Tesla’s Supercharger network. Born from our experience of building the world’s largest network-connected batteries, V3 enables our vehicles to load faster than any other electric vehicle on the market today.

Faster charging, no more power sharing [19659049] V3 is a brand new architecture for Supercharging. A new 1 MW power cabinet with similar design for our turnkey products supports top speeds up to 250 kW per car. At this speed, a model 3 Long Range, operating at the highest efficiency, can restore up to 75 miles of charge in 5 minutes and charge up to 1000 miles per hour. Combined with other improvements that we announce today, V3 Supercharging will ultimately reduce how long customers spend on average by 50%, which is modeled on our fleeting data. Larger stations with V3’s new power electronics are designed so that all owners can charge at full power the battery can take – no more splitting power with a vehicle in the stable next to you. With these significant technical improvements, we anticipate that the typical charging time at a V3 Supercharger will drop to about 15 minutes.

On-Route Battery Warmup
New Supercharging infrastructure is not the only way we improve our customer’s charging experience. As of this week, Tesla will roll out a new function called On-Route Battery Warmup. Now that you are navigating to a Supercharger station, your vehicle will heat up the battery intelligently so that you reach the optimum temperature to be charged, reducing the average load times for owners by 25%.

This combination of higher peak power with V3, dedicated vehicle distribution over Supercharger sites and On-Route Battery Warmup allows customers to load in half time and Tesla will serve more than twice as many customers per hour. In addition, we also lock up 145kW charging prices for our 12,000 + V2 Superchargers in the coming weeks.

Model 3 now delivers globally in high volumes and Model Y On the road, V3 Supercharging enables us to deliver the fastest production upload experience on an unprecedented scale compared to other electric vehicle manufacturers. By increasing the number of vehicles we can load on each Supercharger in one day, the investment we make in our network will go much further with each V3 station being used. Parameters with other savings, these efficiencies will be translated into an increased investment in Superchargers ahead, with continued focus on bringing 100% ownership into all regions we operate. With thousands of new Superchargers coming online in 2019, the launch of V3 and other changes we make to improve throughput, the Supercharger network will be able to earn more than 2x more vehicles per day by the end of 2019 compared to today – easy to keep pace with our 2019 flex growth.

Starting today, we open the first public beta page in the Bay Area, which will gradually be made available to owners in the Tesla Early Access Program. We start V3 Supercharging for model 3, our highest vehicle, and we continue to expand access as we review and evaluate the results of millions of charging events. We will increase model S and X charging speeds through software updates over the next few months. V3 Supercharging will roll out to the broader fleet in a superstructure of firmware update to all owners during the second quarter, as more V3 chargers come online. Our first non-beta V3 Supercharger site will break the ground next month, with North American sites rapping in the second quarter and Q3 before coming to Europe and Asia and the Pacific in the fourth quarter.

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