New Tesla Model 3 Charging Record Set but Not at a Supercharger

Tesla Model 3 was clocked at a new record rate of charging but it was not at Tesla’s own supercharging station. Let’s talk about it as I take your questions and comments during the LIVE stream!

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21 Replies to “New Tesla Model 3 Charging Record Set but Not at a Supercharger”

  1. Jacob Brauer

    With current battery tech, you would need about a 300 kWh battery pack to safely charge at 350 kilowatts, otherwise you’d be degrading your battery at a fast rate.

  2. Newzchspy

    It's a battery issue ( thus a car issue). You can force a charge on it, at the cost of battery life. The battery heats up , not good This is why even at a Tesla SC the charge is dramatically slowed/reduced once it reaches 80%. It helps protect the battery.

  3. Bob Reinicke

    Referring to my first comment below:
    By the way, Tesla's air suspension allows intimate contact of the Tesla charging coil with the inground coil, making the wireless charging system very efficient. Today's aftermarket wireless Systems, such as those made by Plugless. must operate with a several inch air gap between the coils.

  4. Bob Reinicke

    This might be a good topic for you. How will Tesla leapfrog the BEV industry and really differentiate the next models of the X and S from their lower price offerings, model 3 and Y. The ultimate solution, to range anxiety and EV convenience, is wireless charging in virtually every commercial and on-street parking spot. Just as wireless cell phone charging is standardized for all new cell phones, wireless EV charging will also be standardized. Tesla Will kick start this by announcing wireless charging in new S and X models and the conversion of superchargers to fast wireless charging. Commercial entity parking wireless charging will eventually be provided as a perk to customers and absorb as an operating expense. Off street and city lot parking Will be provided by cities any nominal charge just as parking meters are used now. I wouldn't be surprised if Tesla announces an acquisition of an advanced wireless charging technology or company in the near future.
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  5. Eco Kids

    Hi Alex fast charging is great but anything over 130 kw at the current battery chemistry will actually damage the battery and degrade it quicker so Audi and Porsche are in for problems unless they have some super new battery tech that know one knows about however tesla have just purchased maxwell in California which claims they have made some breakthroughs in using more of a solid state type of lithium ion battery which gives better performance on longevity and better charging speeds without degradation time will tell.

  6. Peter Stringa

    FastNed is a Dutch company owned by the son of one of the most important Prime-Ministers of The Netherlands after the Second World-War, Ruud Lubbers. The company operates internationaly

  7. Rob Crawford

    With Tesla, 80% fast charge rate happens in the first 30-45 min time frame. However to charge to 100%, it takes longer for two reasons. 1.) It's the nature of the chemical components of the battery itself. 2.) Tesla has built in fail-safes, to lower the amount of charge going into the last 20% of the battery, so that there is no damage to the battery. So it's based on physics and safety. Now do you understand?

  8. Ph A

    +) I don't think tesla will ever (I mean in the forseeable future) let 350kw happen!

    Why should they? It would damage their biggest advantage. Their batteries.

    +) 350kw is a shiny number, and for now not one car is able to take it. We will see what will happen. How often can this cars really reach 350kw? For how long? What does it mean for the batteries?

    We don't know anything about it, we only assume for now and are distracted by a shiny number.

    (they might "outteslaed Tesla on the publicity-stunt with it)

    +) So, what will V3 mean???

    I DON'T think it's (just) a higher charging rate. And a shiny max. rate is not what really changes a whole lot.

    That's what I think:
    1. They will have a little higher max. charging rate. At max I think maybe 150kw (only for Model 3) or less. They will change this with a over the air update.

    2. Much more important, they will improve that your real world kw-rate is much closer the max-rate.
    Mostly by installing batteries at the V3-stalls.

    3. They will be able to change the charging-curve (at what percentage and how much the drop in kw happens. (If it happens 5 to 10 percentage-points later than now, it would have a real impact.) This will happen with an over the air update. (most likly only for Model 3s).

    –> Combined this 3 things will lower your charging time of a Model 3 Long Range from 20 to 80 percent of your batterie by almost 30-50%.

    Thats my guess. Greetings from Austria…

  9. Wolfgang Preier

    50 kW Charging is still fast charging.

    Compare it e.g. with Zoe, E-Golf, Kia, Hyundai and not with Porsche Taycan.

    Nissan will charge a bit faster overall.
    Audi is also a bit faster when it charges at all,
    but costs at least 50% more.

    Model 3 must be crap when it cannot charge with at least
    3.500 kW like Porsche Taycan.

    It seems you are a bit biased against Tesla,
    could you please tell us why?

    BTW i do NOT own a Tesla.
    And i'm living in the homeland of Porsche – Austria.

  10. Steve

    Seems it will not matter if the Model 3 can only charge to 125kw till it hits just 45% then drops like a rock. Some EV can stay at max till 80%. Even the new 62kwh Nissan Leaf claims peak 100kw and steady 70kw. While not at the peak speed of Tesla max speed, but if it can stay at 70kw till it reaches 80% could mean it is faster overall than even Tesla. Although no 62kwh Leaf have been tested to backup Nissan's claims.

  11. Radoslaw Motylinski

    There is no issue with the car nor the charger. This is how batteries work and closer it is to being charged the slower it goes. If you take a look the chart that you present is linear by percentage charged and that means that if you put time on the same scale what is below 50% is way shorter than what is above 50%. If (only for simpler math) we skip the ramp up on the left side and assume that it was 75kWh model (not much else available in Europe) than charging to0 to 50% took 0.5*(75/125)h = 0.3h = 18 minutes. Calculating the right side is more complicated even if we assume a straight line.

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