Tesla Cybertruck with the New V4 Superchargers

During the presentation of the Tesla Cybertruck a few months ago, Elon Musk hinted that the electric pick-up would be capable of charging more than 250 kW. Although he did not explicitly talk about the arrival of a new generation of Superchargers, if we consider that currently, the limit of V3 Superchargers is 250 kW, it could be indicating the arrival of V4 Superchargers.

Tesla has a habit of introducing improved charging systems with each new generation of its vehicles: the V1 and V2 Superchargers arrived alongside the Model S and Model X. In contrast, the V3 Superchargers are being rolled out parallel with the Model 3 commercialization and Model Y, more significant than its predecessors.

The truth is that the next launches of the brand (Model S Plaid, Model X Plaid, Cybertruck, Roadster) are expected to be capable of charging at a power greater than 250 kW (at the time Elon Musk himself dropped the possibility of going beyond 350 kW), so the launch of the V4 Superchargers to support the commercialization of these models would be a logical move.

Taking into account that several manufacturers (Porsche, Hyundai, Lucid, Lotus) are betting on electrical systems of 800 volts (or more), which allow, among other things, charges at higher powers, it would not be unreasonable to think that Tesla is preparing a technology similar for your next generation of vehicles.

Despite everything, we cannot lose sight of the fact that the V3 Superchargers are still in their initial launch stage, so it is possible that instead of launching the V4 Superchargers in the short term, Tesla will decide to update the V3 Superchargers to achieve a higher charging power, as it did in its time with the V2 Superchargers.

In any case, it seems clear that Tesla is preparing to go beyond the 250 kW of power currently achieved by the original V3 Superchargers. Also, both the affordable Model 3 and Model Y and the veteran Model S and Model X already reach 250 kW of power, so it is logical to think that the brand’s next launches will go a step further.

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