The first Tesla V3 Superchargers were installed in Japan to further improve the charging infrastructure, and increase satisfaction with the Tesla ownership experience.
In December 2020, Japan's first Tesla V3 Supercharger was installed at the Kawaguchi/Hatogaya Housing Parking in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture. The location has four stalls with a maximum power of 250 kW.
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The construction process of the 26th Supercharger Tesla station and the first V3 was filmed by one of the employees in the office located next to the location.
On the official Tesla website, information about this Supercharger station appeared on December 11, although it does not indicate that its capacity is 250 kW. blog.evsmart points out that this charging station is very convenient due to its advantageous location and surrounding conditions.
V3 is a completely new architecture for Supercharging. A new 1MW power cabinet with a similar design to Tesla's utility-scale products supports peak rates of up to 250kW per car. At this rate, a Model 3 Long Range operating at peak efficiency can recover up to 75 miles of charge in five minutes, and charge at rates of up to 1,000 miles per hour.
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