The American electric automaker is pushing a new evolution of its Supercharging network and has introduced a new version of its station, which is more compact because it has been design to blend in with urban centers.
It’s easy to set it apart from the previous version – it’s smaller and it’s called Urban Supercharger – and these new, improved packaged stations have been developed for use in densely populated areas, with up to 72 kW worth of charge – there are already functional stations in Chicago (10 units) and Boston (8 units). More so, while the charging power seems smaller than a regular Supercharger, in reality it’s the same no matter what – “To increase efficiency and support a high volume of cars, these Superchargers have a new architecture that delivers a rapid 72 kilowatts of dedicated power to each car,” announces Tesla.
This means owners can expect “consistent charging times around 45 to 50 minutes for most drivers,” with pricing staying the same with the company’s existing Supercharger network. Supercharger stations in urban areas will be installed in convenient locations, including supermarkets, shopping centers and downtown districts. Superchargers in urban areas have a new post design that occupies less space and is easier to install, making them ideal for dense, highly populated areas. To increase efficiency and support a high volume of cars, these Superchargers have a new architecture that delivers a rapid 72 kilowatts of dedicated power to each car. This means charging speeds are unaffected by Tesla vehicles plugging into adjacent Superchargers, and results in consistent charging times,” further notes the luxury electric automaker.