After the Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus received an update a few weeks ago for more charging capacity, the charging capacity of the mid-range version has also been noticeably increased.
According to media reports, the latest update allows the Tesla mid-range models to charge up to 200 kW. However, the update only affects the USA: The Model 3 Mid Range with 418 kilometres EPA range was only built between October 2018 and March 2019 and was not officially exported to Europe.
With the update of the Model 3 SR+ to 170 kW at the beginning of November, all Model 3 variants can now use the full power of the V2 superchargers of up to 150 kW. At least in the USA, the expansion of the V3 superchargers, which on selected models (such as the Model 3 Long Range and Performance) allow up to 250 kW charging capacity, is progressing slowly.
Besides, Tesla is probably still working on a new way of selectively expanding its charging network. According to pictures and videos shared by the Tesla community in the USA, the Californian electric car manufacturer has begun to use mobile superchargers on truck trailers powered by megapack batteries. It appears to be a new option to respond to temporary peaks in demand. The solution could be particularly interesting given the launch of the Model Y next year when Tesla’s supercharger network threatens to reach its limits despite the continuous expansion.
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