Latest in Tomorrow

Image credit: Tesla

Tesla opens Vegas V3 Supercharger station powered by solar and battery

The new site can serve up to 1,500 customers per day.
244 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Tesla

Tesla is opening a V3 Supercharger station right on the Las Vegas Strip. The automaker released a video today with more details about its newest charging site, located next to the LINQ hotel's High Roller ferris wheel. Drivers can take advantage of Tesla's latest charger, which has a charging capacity of 250 kW (a rate which adds 75 miles to a long-range Model 3 in 5 minutes). Unveiled earlier this year, the company claims its next generation model can cut down average charging time by 50 percent.

In line with founder Elon Musk's promise to take Supercharger stations off the grid, the Las Vegas site will rely on a combination of solar and battery power. A solar array will power the site during the day, and Powerpacks will provide energy at night. The station will contain a total of 24 stalls and 15 Wall Connectors.

The new V3 site will be capable of serving 1,500 owners per day -- a significant increase in capacity given that the city's Supercharger stations see about 6,500 sessions on average per month. While Sin City is still behind cities like San Diego and Los Angeles in electric vehicle ownership, a 2016 ChargePoint report listed it as the fastest growing city for sales. And with Tesla's Gigafactory 1 in Reno, it's clear that Nevada will play a huge role in the automaker's future.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
244 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Qantas completes record 19-hour flight to test limits of air travel

Qantas completes record 19-hour flight to test limits of air travel

View
The best trackballs

The best trackballs

View
After Math: Stand and Delivery

After Math: Stand and Delivery

View
Honda's Accord Hybrid is a value-packed sedan

Honda's Accord Hybrid is a value-packed sedan

View
NASA's InSight lander can finally dig a hole for its Mars heat probe

NASA's InSight lander can finally dig a hole for its Mars heat probe

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr