Tesla’s first European V3 Supercharging site to go live in London
Tesla has announced the location for the first V3 Superchargers outside North America as it also reaches the milestone of its 500th Supercharger station in Europe.
The first eight V3 Superchargers will be located at Tesla’s new Park Royal station, in London, and bring further gains compared to the V2 Superchargers, providing peak power of 250kW compared to the 150kW offered by the V2 units following a recent upgrade. Importantly, drivers do not also need to share power with other drivers either.
The new station marks the carmaker’s 500th Supercharger station in Europe. The network now covers more than 4,700 individual Superchargers in 24 countries.
The new V3 Superchargers in Europe are accessible to all Tesla owners and require CCS connectors, which are now standard on all new Model S and Model X vehicles but need to be fitted to existing Model S and Model X owners at extra cost. In addition, Model S and Model X owners using a CCS adapter will only benefit from V3’s lack of power sharing at about the same peak rates as on V2 Superchargers.