Tesla’s Towering V4 Superchargers Break Cover in Holland – Autoblog -Dlight News

Tesla's Towering V4 Superchargers Break Cover in Holland - Autoblog

The wraps come from Tesla’s new stations for supercharging its electric cars. They are big. The so-called Superchargers V4 was unveiled in Harderwijk in the Netherlands this week – sporting a tall black-and-white trim and showing potential power for high charge rates as well as CCS charging of non-Tesla electric vehicles. Current V3 charging stalls have a capacity of up to 250 kilowatts. Tesla has not officially stated the maximum throughput for these V4 chargers. Some estimates suggest outputs of 500 to 1,000 kW or more for vehicles that can handle it. 16 stations are currently open for testing Tesla products. Regarding the physical setup of the V4 stall, the charging cable is attached to the side of the stall and is quite long. This may include some vehicles that have a charge port on the side of the vehicle and not the front or back. Earlier this month, Tesla announced the launch of an option that will allow non-Tesla EVs in the US to access its Supercharger stations. Essentially, the chargers are equipped with a “Magic Dock” – a built-in CCS Combo 1 adapter that allows non-Tesla cars to be charged with a CCS1 fast charging inlet. Magic docks are reportedly few and far between in the States at the moment, and some work and some don’t.

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