Tesla has officially opened its very first V4 Supercharger in the city of Harderwijk, located in the Netherlands. Some Tesla fans took photos of the site, which is now officially open to the public, and even inspected the terminals.
The V4 Superchargers were finally unveiled this week in Harderwijk, the Netherlands. They are distinguished by their new black and white dressingbut the new look is far from the only change that these next-generation charging stations will bring.
One of the main changes of the new Superchargers is a longer charging cable, which could be used by many electric car manufacturers, since the charging ports are not always located in the same place. According to users who have already been able to visit the station, the new cable would be about 3 meters longmuch more than the previous generation.
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Supercharger V4 is theoretically more powerful
Tesla V4 Superchargers officially still have the same power as the V3 Superchargers, i.e. 250 kW. However, inside, we do not find the same technologies as the previous generations. A label on one of the terminals revealed that these are theoretically much more powerful.
Indeed, while the V3 Superchargers had a 425 amperage, the new V4 Superchargers get a 31% boost to 615A, according to the label. This also reveals a nominal voltage of not less than 1000 V.
In total, this means a maximum power of 600 kW, far from the current 250 kW. Maximum power is obviously rarely maintained or even reached, but theoretically the new Supercharger V4 is capable of charging electric cars much faster than previous generations. It remains to be seen whether Tesla will increase the maximum charging power once more stations are active.
Also note that earlier this month, Tesla announced the launch of an option allowing non-Tesla electric cars in the United States to access its Supercharger stations. The chargers are basically equipped with a “Magic Dock”, a built-in CCS Combo 1 adapter that can charge non-Tesla cars that have a CCS1 quick charge input.