Not be left out of yesterday’s buzz with Tesla reducing the price of the Model Y in Canada and the US by as much as $6,000, there were also some not so obvious changes made to the Model S and Model X.
Until yesterday, the max rate at which both the Model S and Model X could charge at was listed on Tesla’s website as 200kW.
This wasn’t quite up to date, as there was a software update just three weeks ago, 2020.24.6, that increased the max rate from 200kW to 225kW.
Now Tesla appears to have upped the max rate even more to 250kW, to match the premium versions of the Model 3 and Model Y. The change appears for both the Long Range versions and Performance versions.
It is not known at this time if this change will come in the form of a free over-the-air (OTA) software update, or if only the latest builds from the Fremont factory will be capable of charging at these speeds.
With the update, Model S and Model X owners will be able to take full advantage of Tesla’s latest V3 Superchargers. Plugging in at one of these locations can get you charging speeds of more than 1,700km/h!
— Drive Tesla 🇨🇦 (@DriveTeslaca) June 22, 2020
Update: Elon Musk revealed on Twitter the change was thanks to a change in wire thickness in the Model S/X, indicating the new charging speeds will only be available on the latest builds. It is not clear yet when exactly the change occurred.