Tesla’s expansion in Europe and introducing their second Supercharging station with V4 stalls in Clermont-Ferrand, France. It’s great to see Tesla’s efforts to accommodate both Tesla and non-Tesla electric vehicles by providing charging infrastructure.
The V4 Supercharging stalls have some notable differences from the previous V3 stalls. They feature a black and white colour scheme, a taller shape, and longer charging cables, measuring around 9.5-9.8 feet (2.9-3 meters). The longer cables are designed to reach charging inlets of non-Tesla EVs in various positions.
Here are the key features of the Tesla V4 Supercharging station:
- Black and white colour
- Taller shape
- Noticeably longer charging cable (about 9.5-9.8 feet)
- Potential for much higher power output in the future (up to 615 kW)
- Compatible with the CCS Combo 2 (CCS2) charging standard
- Available in Europe and North America
- May be equipped with a built-in CCS adapter (aka Magic Dock)
Breaking:— Esther Kokkelmans (@EstherKokkelman) July 7, 2023
The second @Tesla V4 #supercharger worldwide has opened in France!❤️🤍🎉
Location: Ibis hotel in Clermont-Ferrand.
Congratulations @teslaeurope and Tesla France!
Tesla’s Supercharging plugs in Europe are compatible with the CCS Combo 2 (CCS2) charging standard used by both Tesla and non-Tesla electric vehicles. This compatibility allows a wider range of electric vehicles to utilize the Supercharging stations.
Initially, Tesla’s first-generation Model S and Model X vehicles and their Superchargers used a different charging solution. These vehicles had a Type 2-compatible charging inlet, supporting AC and DC charging.
The power output of the V4 Supercharging stalls appears to be the same as the V3 stalls, at 250 kilowatts per stall. However, there is potential for higher power output in the future.
Photos from the Netherlands show maximum values of up to 615 amps (A) and 1,000 volts (V), which theoretically allows for a power output of 615 kilowatts (kW), depending on the charging cabinet and the capabilities of the electric vehicle. It remains to be seen if Tesla will increase the power output of the Supercharging stalls.
Delivered our 100,000th vehicle in France!— Tesla Europe (@teslaeurope) July 3, 2023
0 to 50k deliveries = 13 years
50k to 100k deliveries = 16 months
Thanks to our French owners for supporting our mission 🇫🇷❤️ pic.twitter.com/Uo9QsSoq50
Unofficial reports suggest that the V4 stalls, rated at 350 kW, will also be introduced in North America. Additionally, these reports mention the possibility of the V4 stalls being equipped with a built-in CCS adapter, also known as the Magic Dock.
In other news, Tesla has reached a significant milestone in France, with cumulative sales of 100,000 electric vehicles nationwide. It took 13 years to sell the first 50,000 units, while the second 50,000 units were sold in just 16 months, showcasing the accelerating adoption of Tesla electric cars in France.
Tesla’s expansion in Europe with the opening of their second Supercharging station equipped with V4 stalls in Clermont-Ferrand, France, demonstrates their commitment to providing charging infrastructure for both Tesla and non-Tesla electric vehicles. The V4 stalls have distinct features such as a black-and-white colour scheme, a taller shape, and longer charging cables to accommodate various electric vehicle charging inlets.
The compatibility of Tesla’s Supercharging plugs with the CCS Combo 2 charging standard allows for a broader range of electric vehicles to utilize the Supercharging stations. This move promotes interoperability and accessibility for electric vehicle owners.
Power output 250 kW per stall
While the power output of the V4 Supercharging stalls remains at 250 kW per stall, there is potential for higher power outputs in the future, as demonstrated by maximum values of up to 615 amps and 1,000 volts seen in the Netherlands. It will be interesting to see if Tesla increases the power output of their Supercharging stalls and if the V4 stalls with a higher rating of 350 kW will be introduced in North America.
100,000 Tesla electric vehicles
The milestone of 100,000 Tesla electric vehicles sold in France, with the second 50,000 units sold in just 16 months, reflects the growing popularity and demand for Tesla cars in the country.
Tesla’s continued expansion of Supercharging infrastructure, improvements in charging capabilities, and increasing sales figures demonstrate its dedication to advancing electric mobility and solidifying its presence in the European market.