Tesla Is Planning To Upgrade The Supercharger Network To 300kW Fast Charging
Tesla CEO and founder Elon Musk has confirmed that the company intends to upgrade its existing Supercharger network from the 250kW it’s currently capable of, to a new 300kW max capacity in order to enable faster charging.
The move comes as the company tries to ensure it remains the industry leader in terms of offering the fastest charging speeds possible.
The announcement means that Tesla would not only have the most robust network of chargers available, but it would also have the fastest as well. Being able to charge Teslas faster than any other car, coupled with Superchargers being everywhere, would be another feather in the company’s cap.
While Musk hasn’t said when the upgrades will be complete, or how many of the existing Superchargers would support the faster speeds, the main question surrounds which cars would be compatible. Musk hasn’t made that clear, but as Electrek points out, the new Model S and Model X both feature new batteries. That would probably make them the most likely candidates for supporting the new speeds. And then there are the Roadster and Cybertruck launches.
The CEO didn’t disclose which Tesla vehicle would be able to take this higher power output, though the new Model S and Model X, which are equipped with new battery packs, would be prime suspects. It could also be focussed on new models like the Roadster or Cybertruck that will have the company’s new 4680 cells.
Right now there isn’t much Tesla drivers and fans can do but wait for more information to come out of Musk and co.