Supercharger v3


Supercharger v3 will be launched in a few days. Regarding the recording of this information here, I think the “Power (kW)” field will be sufficient (it’s free text, so we can just use whatever number is announced as the max capacity).

However it might be an issue if some sites have only a few stalls upgraded at a time. It might need to be a per-stall value (or per supercharger unit value).


New to me that they are going to upgrade part of existing sites.
Although the rumours are that V3 could fit into the existing cabinets.


The source for that information (no idea about its reliability) is this Reddit thread:


@Roberto I’m not saying they definitely will, just looking at examples of older sites where they had v1 SCs, and when the site was expanded with SC v2 units they kept the v1 ones around (although that was many years ago, most have been upgraded by now).

Also the sites which have 120kW units and been supplemented with temporary urban 72kW units on sleds.

Just examples of how different stalls at the same site can have different configs.


So peak speed has been confirmed as 250kW.

This is evidence of a “v3 beta test site” at Kato Rd, Fremont. This location appeared in the nav display of a Model 3 owner. Must be public?


Apparently only in the nav display of owners that have installed the firmware update under the Early Access program.
If they are going to mix v3 with v2 sites it will be usefull to show that info in the site records indeed.

Oh and we need to update 120kW records to 145kW :wink:

ps: which site is Kato Road btw ? Freemont Boulevard ?


Here. Chuq do you know why it was removed?


I think @keith removed it when the pedestals were taken out some months back?


If I remember correctly, V2 superchargers were initially 135kW (the labels on the cabinets still say that) instead of 145kW so we might need to verify the actual maximum output on a case by case basis rather than change all the 120s into 145s.


I haven’t watched it yet, but someone on TMC said during the Model Y event, Elon announced the site (Hawthorne, CA) was now an active V3 site (but not all stalls).

What should we do with sites with mixed speed stalls? List at the highest speed? That was what happened at SC locations which got a sled with urban superchargers.

Sadly, not being a brand new site, this won’t appear on the “changes” tab … but oh well, can’t have everything!