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Cosmacelf

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Rather than creating one thread per interesting news item, I’m going to use this thread for any new news going forward. That way people can subscribe to one thread and get email notifications of news. Others, please contribute if you see anything truly new.

The interesting bit of news today is that Rivian is hosting a private viewing party in New York April 12 for reservation holders. Here’s the invite.

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Tonight Tesla is announcing their V3 of their supercharger. Along with up to 250 kW charging, they have updated their vehicle software so that the car preconditions the battery before arriving at the Supercharger. Very similar to what RIvian is promising.
 

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I got the invitation, I hope that they make it to Seattle!!
 

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Tonight Tesla is announcing their V3 of their supercharger. Along with up to 250 kW charging, they have updated their vehicle software so that the car preconditions the battery before arriving at the Supercharger. Very similar to what RIvian is promising.
IMO the biggest thing that is going to come out of the V3 Supercharger is the power dedication to each charger, it will no longer be shared. I did see a graph showing the power curve of charge rate of a Model 3 using V3. It is a very step increase until 30% SOC than it tapers off and a lot of the rest of charge to 80% is in the 170-150 KW range
 

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Is it true that they will not be retro fitting current chargers for V3 only making new sites V3?
 

azjohn

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Is it true that they will not be retro fitting current chargers for V3 only making new sites V3?
Yes, but they will be sending out a software upgrade where a V2 charging station will get an increase to a max of 145 kws
 

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That’s great! Glad to hear that the places that exist will benefit too.
 

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Rather than creating one thread per interesting news item, I’m going to use this thread for any new news going forward. That way people can subscribe to one thread and get email notifications of news. Others, please contribute if you see anything truly new.

The interesting bit of news today is that Rivian is hosting a private viewing party in New York April 12 for reservation holders. Here’s the invite.

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Any future plans for a show in FL near Sarasota or Tampa area?
 
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