Thanks to Superchargers, Tesla owners don’t have to worry about empty cars because their EVs are programmed to plan routes using Superchargers along the way. The fact that the Supercharger can charge at 11 miles per minute doesn’t hurt either. Through an extensive fast charging network, Tesla has effectively cured consumers’ biggest fear of electric vehicles – leakage.
It’s important to note that due to the high direct current (DC) power of a Supercharger, it’s not recommended that you use a Supercharger to charge your Tesla on a daily basis. Instead, a supercharger is in place to give the rider a quick charge on the go or on a long road trip.
What is a tesla supercharger?
A Tesla Supercharger is an electric vehicle charger designed specifically for so-called “fast charging.” In short, that means they offer incredibly fast charging speeds and should be able to top up an EV battery in under an hour.
Connect your car to a separate supercharger when you want to recharge the battery. Each unit has two charging cables with Type 2 (Model S and Tesla Model X) or Combined Charging System (CCS) (Tesla Model 3 and Model Y) plugs in the UK and Europe. Originally these were V2 units offering 120kW charging, but this has now been upgraded to 150kW. The latest V3 version, which is increasingly common, can deliver up to 250kW and can use a CCS connector.
How does a tesla supercharger work?
Superchargers are designed for fast charging, so they can only be used for the time needed to charge the vehicle. If the vehicle is parked at a Supercharger after being fully charged, an idle fee will apply. Idle charging will be dispensed with if the vehicle is moving within five minutes of being fully charged.
How does Tesla decide where to put Superchargers? Tesla Superchargers allow for convenient charging on long trips and in urban areas. We use accurate energy models and place superchargers near amenities such as hotels, restaurants and shopping areas. Become a charging partner and attract Tesla drivers to your business by operating Superchargers.