Tesla unveils new ‘urban’ Supercharger with a slower dedicated charge rate

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Today, Tesla added another tool in its charging infrastructure toolkit. After the Supercharger network for long distance travel and Destination chargers for charging once at a destination, Tesla is now unveiling a new version of its Supercharger designed as an urban charging solution.

They updated the design and architecture of the Supercharger for those stations. Tesla wrote in a blog post:

“Superchargers in urban areas have a new post design that occupies less space and is easier to install, making them ideal for dense, highly populated areas. To increase efficiency and support a high volume of cars, these Superchargers have a new architecture that delivers a rapid 72 kilowatts of dedicated power to each car. This means charging speeds are unaffected by Tesla vehicles plugging into adjacent Superchargers, and results in consistent charging times around 45 to 50 minutes for most drivers.”

That’s down from Tesla’s main Superchargers having a capacity of up to 145 kW and Tesla’s vehicles being capable of supporting up to 120 kW.


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This article and images were originally posted on [Electrek] September 11, 2017 at 09:22AM

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