Leading electric car manufacturer Tesla has demonstrated a new supercharger unit at a research campus in Berlin. The new charger promises even faster recharging times, specifically the possibility of recovering 120 km of range in only five minutes (based on a test carried out with a Model 3).
It’s no big secret that at the heart of the arms race in the EV universe lies the speed at which battery packs can be recharged (along with accessibility). Once companies are able to produce recharging times in the same ballpark as a typical gas-engine tank refill, you can bet that EVs will take a giant leap forward in the marketplace.
In fact, Tesla plans to target more cities with this type of equipment to attract potential buyers concerned about access to recharging.
"Now, as part of our commitment to make Tesla ownership easy and convenient for everyone including those without immediate access to home or workplace charging, we are expanding out supercharging network into city centers."