Tesla has introduced the official opening of their first V3 Supercharger station in Australia which is situated in Devonport, Tasmania. The 3-bay web site, is situated at 11A Esplanade, East Devonport, TAS, Australia, 7310 and from photographs on Plugshare, we will see it’s already getting used.
Until now, Devonport’s quickest charging choices had been 2x 50kW chargers by Chargefox, situated in multi-story automotive parks.
The newest technology of Supercharging was introduced method again on March sixth, 2019 and whereas it has been rolling out internationally, Aussie Model 3 house owners have needed to wait until now to see the upper cost charges afforded by V3.
With the flexibility to cost at as much as as much as 250kW, the brand new chargers provide solely the CCS2 connectors, with a thinner, liquid cooled cable, delivering smoother energy supply so as to add as a lot as 275 km of cost in quarter-hour.
V3 Superchargers are designed in such a method that their energy isn’t shared with the adjoining stalls. This means when you’ve got one other Tesla proprietor pull as much as cost subsequent to you, your charging price is maintained.
While the 250kW price continues to be lower than Australia’s quickest charging charges of 350kW discovered at third celebration chargers from ABB and Tritium, these are actually designed to future-proof the charging infrastructure for years to come back. There stays no electrical automobile on the street at this time (in Australia) that may leverage charging that that ultra-fast price.
The customary V2 Superchargers present in Australia repeatedly provide 120kW of charging, so the step as much as V3 will cut back the time required to cease and recharge. This additionally implies that extra automobiles per day can leverage the chargers, nevertheless the choice to solely use CCS2, does imply Model X and Model S house owners are out of luck, until they’ve paid for a CCS2 retrofit, or use adapters.
While Tasmania kicks off the V3 Supercharger rollout in Australia, there have additionally been various Tesla house owners sharing photographs of websites with V3 chargers in Victoria and Queensland that look to be on-line shortly.
Tesla says they are going to proceed to open new places with V3 Supercharging throughout Australia in 2021. If we have a look at the deliberate places on Tesla’s map, we see Warrnambool, Frankston, Melbourne East, Traralgon, Bairnsdale, Holbrook, Wollongong, Sydney Central, Newcastle, Armidale, Tenterfield, Brisbane South, Brisbane West, Bunderberg, Rockhampton, Williams, Perth, Perth North and Hobart are all on the to-do record.
Not all of these websites will likely be V3 Superchargers, however its clear Tesla are dedicated to increasing the community by 2021/2022. If you’re a Tesla proprietor in Tasmania and check out the V3 Supercharging, please tell us your expertise within the feedback.