Although it is comparatively much faster than most of the public electric vehicle charging stations, there is still a lot to be achieved, as it is definitely annoying to wait for about 40 minutes to get 80 percent of the battery charge.
Musk has hinted that the next generation of Superchargers will be hitting far more than 150 kilowatts per car. In fact, he even floated the Fred Lambert’s guess of 350 Kilowatts in air, by calling it a ‘children’s’ toy’.
The main challenge for Tesla is not only to achieve this much speed but also to maintain its consistency.
Relatively fastest speeds have already been in view in the market, like the existing “flash chargers” in Geneva, which charge up buses that use 600 kilowatts in a flash.
So the longest any vehicle has to wait for charging would be no more than just 5 minutes. Therefore, if Tesla achieves this much power and speed, it can bring revolution in the market.
Well actually this is quite an achievable task for Musk. His company is already in luck, as Tesla works for a massive market of private consumers (individual cars), where there is always a craze for speed, power and competition, while Geneva focuses on public transport only.
This lovely improvement can provide relief to Tesla car users. It will solve the issue of ever increasing parking on Supercharging stations.
Musk claims that these “V3” Superchargers will be a key to environmental and financial advantages.
Lets wait and see.