Tesla Supercharger History

Battery and Charging System

March 2019 – before the incremental rollout of the V3 superchargers that will allow charging at speeds up to 250 kW, Tesla rolled out an over-the-air software update that increased the charging speed of the Tesla Model 3 from 120 kW to 145 kW.

Faster charging will mean less congestion at Supercharger stations as the Tesla electric vehicles will take less time to charge.

Once a vehicle is fully charged, it will start to incur idle fees until the car is moved from the station. This is to decrease congestion at superchargers, and Tesla states they “hope to never make any money from it”

As of March 2019, here are the idle fee charges:

CountryCurrencyIdle fee (per minute)Idle fee (per minute) when the station is 100% occupied
United StatesUSD$0.50$1.00
AustriaEUR0.40 €0.80 €
BelgiumEUR0.40 €0.80 €
CroatiaHRKkn 3.10kn 6.20
Czech RepublicCZKkr. 5.45kr. 10.90
DenmarkDKKkr. 3.15kr. 6.30
FinlandEUR€ 0.40€ 0.80
FranceEUR0.40 €0.80 €
GermanyEUR0.40 €0.80 €
IrelandEUR€ 0.40€ 0.80
ItalyEUR€ 0.40€ 0.80
HungaryHUF141.65 Ft283.30 Ft
LiechtensteinCHFCHF 0.50CHF 1.00
LuxembourgEUR0.40 €0.80 €
NetherlandsEUR€ 0.40€ 0.80
NorwayNOKkr. 4.05kr. 8.10
PolandPLN1.80 zł3.60 zł
SlovakiaEUR0.40 €0.80 €
SloveniaEUR€ 0.40€ 0.80
SpainEUR0.40 €0.80 €
SwedenSEK4.40 kr8.80 kr
SwitzerlandCHFCHF 0.50CHF 1.00
UKGBP£ 0.35£ 0.70
ChinaCNY¥ 3.20¥ 6.40
Hong KongHKD$3.90$7.80
New ZealandNZD$0.70$1.40
JapanJPY¥ 55.00¥ 110.00

Full details on Tesla Supercharger idle fees here

March 8 , 2019 – Tesla Model 3 charging on Supercharger V3

Mar 6, 2019 – Tesla unveils the first-ever Supercharger Version 3.0 with charging capacity of 250 kW

Supercharger v3 Press Release

Tesla has more than 12,000 Superchargers across North America, Europe, and Asia and our network continues to grow daily: more than 99% of the U.S. population is covered by the network, and we anticipate similar coverage in Europe by the end of 2019. Recently, we passed 90% population coverage in China and are growing that number quickly. However, in order to drive continued electric vehicle adoption and further accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy, charging needs to be even faster, and the number of vehicles able to charge at a location in a day needs to be significantly higher. Today, we’re unveiling V3 Supercharging, the next step in the growth of Tesla’s Supercharger network. V3, which is born from our experience building the world’s largest grid-connected batteries, enables our vehicles to charge faster than any other electric vehicle on the market today.

Faster Charging, No More Power Sharing

V3 is a completely new architecture for Supercharging. A new 1MW power cabinet with a similar design to our utility-scale products supports peak rates of up to 250kW per car. At this rate, a Model 3 Long Range operating at peak efficiency can recover up to 75 miles of charge in 5 minutes and charge at rates of up to 1,000 miles per hour. Combined with other improvements we’re announcing today, V3 Supercharging will ultimately cut the amount of time customers spend charging by an average of 50%, as modeled on our fleet data.Supercharger stations with V3’s new power electronics are designed to enable any owner to charge at the full power their battery can take – no more splitting power with a vehicle in the stall next to you. With these significant technical improvements, we anticipate the typical charging time at a V3 Supercharger will drop to around 15 minutes.

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