Cable: 10 Feet, 50% Longer than V3
Installation of the first Tesla V4 Supercharging station in Harderwijk, Netherlands is complete, allowing Tesla electric vehicles to utilise the facility (although it is not yet reflected on the onboard navigations). Consequently, we are now able to watch the first video reviews from the site.
It is well established that sixteen distinct charging ports (compatible with CCS2) are taller than their pre-existing V3 counterparts, and also have an extended lead affixed at the apex for accessible access for a plethora of electrical cars. Reportedly, Tesla anticipates that the station shall shortly be applicable for non-Tesla EVs as well.
ElectricFelix recently put up a clip showcasing the full experience of souped-up V4 Supercharging of the Tesla Model 3. It apparently had a peak charging potency of around 160 kilowatts (kW) while reaching a 30 percent state-of-charge (SOC).
Electricfelix remarked that the new stalls are highly visible from a significant distance and rather tall. It appears there could be some peculiarities with the specific plugs at the station, thus it will intriguing to observe how heavy-duty and dependable the fresh design is.
It appears that the cord is quite lengthy, a definite positive aspect, and a cursory glance gives the impression that it might be of enough length to fill up a Tesla at an adjacent location. Notably, the stalls are slightly off from the focus point to the right side instead of residing in the center of the area.
As per Teslarati’s other account (after Esther Kokkelmans went to the recharge station), the wire of the recharger has expanded from approximately 6.5 to 9.8 feet, a roughly 50% rise. This certainly assists to charge electric cars, which might have inlets located in another spot. We had discussed this problem on some occasions, like here and also here.
New images suggest the DC current generated is reaching up to 615 amperes (A) and 1000 volts (V), signifying that these newly-constructed stalls have been fortified for stronger power supplying. The power electronics cabinets, supplying electricity for the bays, appear to be unified to 250 kilowatts (250 kW, 631 A, and a range from 0-500V per bay).
In the present time, reports from those that have been the first to experience the V4 Supercharger relay that potency levels are analogous to what was available with the V3s; hence, evincing that the most recent variation is not currently being employed because of a boost in electricity production.
Sources: Electricfelix, Teslarati