Tesla has just updated the data sheet for Tesla Model S and X to give them access to 250 kW charging in Superchargers. For now, only the new models seem to benefit from it – but a later update for older vehicles is not excluded.
Tesla has just discreetly updated the official technical data sheet for Model S and X to give them access to the recharge 250 kW in the Superchargers. Model S and X benefited from this year from 225 kW charging after an initial OTA update which had raised the charging rate to 200 kW last year. Initially, these models could only charge 120 kW.
Tesla Model X and S now charge as fast as Model 3
An increase in charging power results in reduced charging times at equal battery capacity. It is nevertheless difficult to assess the time savings that this represents without testing in real conditions. Only new models leaving the factory are affected. And to believe Elon Musk, older vehicles are unlikely to arrive at a later date for older vehicles.
Elon Musk has indeed confirmed to our colleagues at Electrek that 250 kW compatible vehicles benefit from thicker cables “To reduce the release of heat due to resistance”. Tesla had promised last year, speaking of the rapid charging of the Model 3, that a ” software update “ would be delivered on Model S and X. We will therefore have to settle for 225 kW on these versions.
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By increasing the rapid charging capacities to 250 kW, Tesla aligns this point of their data sheet on Model 3 and Y. Electrek understands that this update coincides with the use of a new set of batteries. The fact that the Model S and X recharge as quickly as the Model 3 and Y is pretty good news. Their charging system was starting to look pale in comparison, when we speak of a more premium positioning.