Tesla Has Much More Powerful Super Chargers Than Everybody Realized
Recently, Tesla released their connecting standard to the world for use by other people. Tesla is greatly growing its super charging network and these super chargers are much more powerful than you realized.
Tesla's connector is capable of producing a charge of up to 900 kW of potential output, and this is much more than I am getting when going to a Tesla super charger right now in my Model 3 RWD. If I go to a CCS charger, I can get around 55 KWh. At Tesla's super chargers, it gets to as high as around 70 KWh. But 900 KWh, that is absolutely crazy fast.
When reading through Tesla's documentation on its connecting standard, one can see that Tesla's super chargers are capable of much higher capacity than is currently available. Tesla describes two versions of its chargers, one that does 500 volts, and another that does 1,000 volts, but each are interoperable.
1,000 volts is not something that was widely known about Tesla's connectors and charging capacity, other than for the upcoming Megawatt charging for the Tesla semi truck. Tesla also stated in its documents that it has been able to operate at over 900 amps.
Tesla, the Most Proven Charger
Tesla's chargers, just by being light weight and fast alone make them the #1 charger I've ever used. This is about Tesla's charging connector and not their super chargers per say, but I wouldn't doubt if Tesla's super chargers have the capability to reach much higher levels of charge to match the connectors potential.
I think that Tesla often under reports its information. There was a video recently by the Electric Viking that talked about extra battery capacity in Tesla vehicles - as much as 10% that wasn't shown on the range on the screen for the vehicle.
It's an amazing case of Tesla under promising and over delivering. I have not yet tried to get my Model 3 RWD at 0% to see if there is extra range for it to charge... Maybe one day I will try that!
I think Tesla is just preparing for the future with its chargers and knows that vehicle ranges will continue to increase as will battery technology and they want to be one step ahead of the game.
What do you think of Tesla's powerful chargers? Will the 900 kW be used one day by an electric vehicle and battery?
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Jeremy Johnson is a Tesla investor and supporter. He first invested in Tesla in 2017 after years of following Elon Musk and admiring his work ethic and intelligence. Since then, he's become a Tesla bull, covering anything about Tesla he can find, while also dabbling in other electric vehicle companies. Jeremy covers Tesla developments at Torque News. You can follow him on Twitter or LinkedIn to stay in touch and follow his Tesla news coverage on Torque News.