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Right on schedule.
Tesla has announced the unveiling of its first-ever Supercharger version 3.0. This higher-powered charger will further enable and encourage long-distance travel.
Before we dive into the details, let’s look at what was speculated:
- First unit to be located in Northwest U.S.
- Built-in coolant system that pumps liquid into the cable portion
- Charge rate of 200 kW initially, but 250 kW later on
- Most beneficial to the Model 3, which can accept all of the extra juice
Musk made the version 3.0 announcement back on March 3 via Twitter. We’ve embedded his tweet below:
First public Tesla V3.0 Supercharger Station goes live Wed 8pm
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 3, 2019
Okay, with the Supercharger V 3 primer out of the way, let’s move on to what’s now known. Tesla will host an event tonight at 8 PM Pacific Time (5 PM Eastern) in Fremont, California. Select invites have been sent out (see below). V3 Superchargers will apparently work on all versions of the Model 3.
— privater (@privater) March 6, 2019
We’ll update this post as more information becomes available this evening.