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The Tesla Model 3 is the fastest charging car in the world

Although with numerous caveats, naturally

Published: 07 Jun 2019
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A week simply can’t pass without TESLA NEWS, and this week’s TESLA NEWS is that the Model 3 is officially the fastest charging electric car in the world.

With conditions, of course. A firmware update – rolling out this weekend – for European Model 3s with the Long Range battery option will allow them to charge at 200kW when hooked up to specific ‘ultrafast’ chargers.

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In balder terms, 200kW equates to 850 miles for each hour of charging. Given the Long Range version quotes at 329 miles on a full battery, your stops at service stations might be about to get a whole lot snappier.

It’s only the start of such convience too, Tesla tells us. “When our own V3 Supercharger technology is introduced, these cars will be able to charge even faster at 250kW peak charge rates.”

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The original version of this story incorrectly stated the car could fully charge in "just over 20 minutes". Apologies for the error.

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