The charging speed of electric vehicles is one of the main factors that must be overcome in order to achieve parity with ICE vehicles. Already now, Tesla vehicles can be charged on Superchargers at a high speed, but this is not the limit and their power could increase to 324kW, and possibly up to 370kW later this year, according to rumors.
On Friday, @SawyerMerritt/Twitter reported, citing an unnamed source, that "Tesla Superchargers in North America to get charging speed bump to 324kW (from 250kW) later this year." This makes sense, because the CEO of the company, Elon Musk, already has been talking about this. Another Twitter user, @MarcoRPTesla, reported that according to one of Tesla's employees from the Supercharger division, the power will be increased to 370kW.
I heard it was 370?— MarcoRP (@MarcoRPTesla) January 24, 2022
"With peace in mind, it is super easy… to keep increasing the power of Superchargers, you know, we're 250 kW, so obviously, we'll start going to 280, 300, 350 kW."
Musk did not disclose details of when more powerful Superchargers for the company's cars, including the pickup truck, will become available. However, with the imminent release of Cybertruck, the top-of-the-line version of which has a range of 500+ miles, such charging enhancements will be badly needed.
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