The new V4 Supercharging stalls have a unique feature that sets them apart from previous models: a taller design and longer cable that is attached at the top. This new design allows for easier access for a wider range of electric vehicles, including those that are not made by Tesla and may have charging inlets in different locations.
First V4 Supercharger stalls now open in Harderwijk— Tesla Charging (@TeslaCharging) March 15, 2023
Stalls are equipped with a longer cable, providing easy access for all EVs. pic.twitter.com/TnY3dBoyhP
While the new V4 Supercharging stalls are open for use, they are currently only available for Tesla electric cars. This is because they are still in a pilot rollout phase, where Tesla is testing to ensure everything works properly. However, the ultimate goal is to include the new station in the non-Tesla Supercharging pilot program in Europe. If successful, this will mean that electric car drivers who own vehicles made by other manufacturers will also be able to use Tesla's Supercharging stations.
According to a report by fritsvanens on Twitter, some Tesla electric car users have already visited the new station in Harderwijk and tested its functionality. They have reported that the power output of the new V4 Supercharging stalls is the same as the previous V3 versions, which is 250 kilowatts DC. Although higher power output and voltage may be developed in the future, the current focus is to make non-Tesla Supercharging more widely available.
#V4 supercharger. Same power as V3 confirmed.— fritsvanens (@fritsvanens) March 15, 2023
It's worth noting that all new Superchargers in Europe, including the newly opened V4 Supercharging station in Harderwijk, are equipped with CCS Combo 2 (CCS2) plugs. This type of plug is now used by virtually all new electric cars made for the European market, including those made by Tesla. However, older Tesla models like the Model S and Model X can still use the CCS2 chargers with the help of an adapter, which is offered by Tesla.
Tesla has already installed more than 11,000 Supercharging stalls throughout Europe, providing electric car drivers with convenient access to fast charging stations. It will be interesting to see how quickly the V4 Supercharging stalls are rolled out across the continent and how they will improve the Supercharging network's performance. With its focus on making non-Tesla Supercharging more widely available, it is likely that Tesla will continue to invest in its charging network.