The billionaire engineer, inventor and businessman, Elon Musk, has now revealed some plans that will make owning a fully electric Tesla vehicle a more practical option as opposed to buying a regular gasoline powered one. The businessman teased that their company has come across yet another breakthrough that would further expand Tesla's current Supercharger charging station network.
Musk teased fans of a possible new Supercharger network version, the Supercharger V3, that will apparently provide a much more convenient, efficient, and an overall better experience for its customers.
According to BGR, the current Supercharger network has already expanded to around 769 stations that have been strategically placed on highly travelled highways and roads across the United States and different parts of the world. The stations give Tesla owners the option to recharge their vehicles for free during long trip.
The current Tesla supercharging stations charge up Tesla vehicle batteries with up to 120kW of power. The high capacity charging system can charge vehicles to 50 percent in just 20 minutes, while reaching a full 100 percent charge only takes 75 minutes.
Interestingly a recent tweet exchange from Musk himself, via iTechPost, seems to have given a hint on the possible upgrades that can be expected with the new Supercharger V3. The exchange between Fred Lambert and Musk has now hyped up Testa owners regarding the upcoming upgrade.
Lambert asked Musk via Twitter on whether the new Supercharger V3 will be using 350kW of power to charge Tesla vehicles. Musk then replied in a rather sarcastic tone asking if the 350kW of power was for a children's toy.
@FredericLambert A mere 350 kW ... what are you referring to, a children's toy?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 24, 2016
Meanwhile, Elon Musk had previously teased about the use of solar panels for the new Supercharger stations. According to the businessman, having Supercharger stations on off the grid and remote areas won't really be a problem.
With the use of their upgraded solar panel technology, more and more Supercharger stations are expected to be installed by Tesla in the coming years.