Tesla’s Superchargers are clearly faster than most public electric vehicle stations, however, they are still far slower than you might hope for. You cannot exactly go like you would at a gas pump and charge in just a few minutes. If you are counting, then it actually takes about 40 minutes to get just 80% charge.
Relief in sight for people suffering from problems in Superchargers
Elon Musk, the chief executive of the electric car making company, has teased third-gen Superchargers that could supply much more power than the maximum 150kW per vehicle. According to Musk, even the 350kW that was floated as a guess by Fred Lambert of Electrek is a “children’s toy.”
Musk is not driving into specifics so it is not clear just how quickly the new system would charge the electric vehicle when it arrives and whether it will be compatible with existing Tesla vehicles.
According to reports by Engadget, “Geneva is planning to deploy buses that use 600kW “flash-charging” to keep running without significantly interrupting their schedules.” Even a longer recharge at the end of the line could take around four to five minutes. Hence, if the automaker can approach that level of power delivery then it could hike up charging to a point where the Tesla owner can visit a Supercharger when they are pressed for time, like when the owner is on their way to work.
Powerwall to be a key to broad deployment of solar powered Superchargers
Any improvement toward making electric cars more acceptable to people, who are used to refilling their vehicles almost on impulse rather than planning their trips around it, would go a long way. In addition to this, it could make financial sense for Musk and the electric car maker as well.
The shorter the distance to your charging stop, the sooner you go there, get your car charged and free up space for the next driver. We are not certain how much money the electric car making giant will spend to upgrade stations but it could be offset by taking more consumers. Further, it will decrease the need for additional stations to keep up with the demand.
In addition to this, Elon Musk, the chief executive of SpaceX and Chairman of SolarCity, notes that both Powerwall and these “V3” stations will be key to a wide deployment of solar powered Superchargers, which are kinder to both Tesla’s environment and its energy costs.