Tesla opens first V4 Supercharger in the US as network grows to over 2,000 stations

Tesla has opened its first V4 Supercharger in the United States, completing a retrofit of the Sparks Supercharger in Nevada this week. The opening of the first V4 station in the US comes as the Supercharger network in the country has now grown to over 2,000 stations.

Tesla opened their first ever V4 Supercharger in the Netherlands in March, and since then has rapidly built out more stations with their latest charging technology. Seven months later and the company has finally brought their V4 Superchargers to the US, announcing on Tuesday the station in Sparks, Nevada is now open.

While this is the first V4 station to open in the US, there will be many more in the coming weeks. Other V4 installations have been spotted across the country in Oregon, Alabama, South Carolina, and elsewhere. For now V4 Superchargers are powered by the same infrastructure as V3 stations, so they still deliver 250kW, but with future upgrades that should increase to 350kW. The biggest advantage of the V4 stations are the charging cords, which are about 3 feet longer (9ft) than the V3 cords (6ft), allowing for greater flexibility for non-Tesla EV owners as the location of the charge port has not been standardized amongst automakers.

The Sparks V4 Supercharger is currently only available to Tesla owners, but the charging posts do include a built-in CCS adapter and credit card payment screen, so it is only a matter of time until it opens to non-Tesla owners.

The opening of the first V4 comes as Tesla’s Supercharger network in the US now totals over 2,000 stations. According to unofficial data tracked by supercharge.info, the opening of the Mojave Supercharger earlier this week was the 2,000th station. This is not to be confused with the other significant milestone Tesla’s Charging team celebrated last month, the 50,000th Supercharger stall in the world.

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