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Tesla Motors Supercharger

Credit: Tesla Motors
Elon Musk at unveiling. Credit: USAToday
Accessory Type: 
Charger, Supercharger
Max Single Port Output: 
90.00 kW


Charger designed by Tesla Motors for its Model S. Tesla plans to deploy supercharger stations between key cities to allow fast charging on road trips. Stations will feature solar panel covered carports.

Supercharging capability is included in Tesla Model S vehicles with 85 kWh battery packs, including both Signature limited edition models, the Performance model, and the base model with 85 kWh. Supercharging is an available option for the Model S with the 60 kWh battery, but is not available for the 40 kWh battery pack model.


Tom Esmanech's picture


Tesla has announced on April 1: TESLA MODEL S SALES EXCEED TARGET "...Small battery option for the Model S will not enter production, due to lack of demand. Only four percent of customers chose the 40 kWh battery pack, which is not enough to justify production of that version. Customers are voting with their wallet that they want a car that gives them the freedom to travel long distances when needed. The customers who ordered this option will instead receive the 60 kWh pack, but range will be software limited to 40 kWh. It will still have the improved acceleration and top speed of the bigger pack, so will be a better product than originally ordered, and can be upgraded to the range of the 60 kWh upon request by the original or a future owner. Tesla is also revealing a small Easter egg today: all 60 kWh cars have been and will be built with Supercharger hardware included. Tesla is taking a slight cost risk that ultimately all customers will want to buy the Supercharger upgrade and receive unlimited, free long distance travel for life. Even for those that never drive long distances, this will improve the resale value of their car to people that do."