Charging Tesla batteries may take even less time by the end of 2022. According to the manufacturer’s investor, Tesla could upgrade its V3 Superchargers to 324 kW.
On January 26, 2022, Elon Muskin was expected to unveil a Tesla roadmap for products and innovations coming in 2022. And it is precisely one of the group’s investors, a certain Sawyer Merrit, that has just revealed on Twitter one of the brand’s projects. According to him Tesla plans to increase the power of its V3 Superchargers by the end of 2022.
To date, the V3 Superchargers have provided 250 kW of power, enough to achieve an average of 120 kilometers of autonomy in just 5 minutes of charging. The V1 and V2 Superchargers, on the other hand, offer only 100 and 150 kW of power. Only and according to sources at Tesla entrepreneur and investor Sawyer Merrit the manufacturer plans to increase the download speed of the V3 Superchargers.
“Tesla Superchargers in North America will increase their charging speed to 324 kW (from 250 kW) later this year. he says on Twitter. As he says of the blue bird, this new threshold will initially apply only to American infrastructures. That is why we need to keep our fingers crossed for the Superchargers installed in France to benefit from this improvement.
Superchargers to upgrade to Ionity terminals soon?
With a power output of 324 kW, Tesla would reduce the difference that distinguishes it from Ionity charging stations, which offer a charging speed of 350 kW. Enough encouragement for other electric vehicle owners to choose Tesla’s charging solution because, as you may know, the manufacturer is preparing to open Superchargers for competing brands of electric cars.
Note, however, that this information has not been confirmed by Tesla or its CEO Elon Musk, it is therefore appropriate to treat Sawyer Merrit’s statements with salt. In addition, it is possible that this increase in the power of the Superchargers will affect the decline.
Since November 2021, Tesla has updated its Supercharger per-minute payment system. Previously, the price list was divided into two levels: the price per minute for terminals up to 61 kW and the price per minute for terminals over 61 kW. From now on, prices are divided into four levels, the last level is reserved for connectors with a power of more than 180 kW. Who knows, maybe Tesla could consider creating a fifth tier for 324 kW terminals. To be continued.