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Thanks to the V3 Supercharger and other technical improvements, Tesla expects "the typical charging time at a V3 Supercharger will drop to around 15 minutes".

Overall, it means Long Range Model 3s operating at peak charging efficiency can regain 120kms of range in five minutes, according to Tesla.

The new generation of Superchargers is based on a completely new architecture, featuring a 1MW power cabinet that supports peak rates of up to 250kW per vehicle.

For now, Tesla has opened the one public beta V3 Supercharger in Fremont, California.

Tesla has released the details of its V3 Supercharging network, the third generation of the company's charging infrastructure that promises rates up to 1000 miles per hour.

Tesla is also flexing its software muscles with the new V3 Supercharger standard with a creative feature called "On Route Battery Warmup".

Tesla will be initially launching V3 Supercharging for its highest-volume vehicle, Model 3, and will expand access as it assesses the results of millions of charging events. It has plans to bump up the charge rates at more than 12,000 V2 Superchargers from 125kW to 145kW in coming weeks.

V3 chargers overcome a lot of the V2's shortcomings by not splitting the charger's output between two vehicles and supplying more power.

As exciting as this news is for current Tesla owners, it may be wise to temper your expectations.

The first publicly-accessible V3 Superchargers will be available in Q2 with further ramps in Q3 for North America. Although the Tesla blog post says the technology will start rolling out in the fourth quarter of 2019 throughout Asia Pacific, specific Australian timing hasn't been confirmed.

How much the Models S and X will benefit is as yet unknown; Tesla confirmed with The Driven earlier this week that the "new" Standard, Long Range and Performance Model S and Long Range and Performance Model X will continue to use the 18650 battery cells.


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