Update 2019.12.1 bringing 150 kW charging to LR

Update 2019.12.1 bringing 150 kW charging to LR

“With a new software update coming out this week, Model 3 Long Range vehicles, as well as Model S and Model X vehicles with 100 kWh battery packs, are going to be able to take advantage of the new 150 kW charge rate.”

M3D | April 26, 2019

I think it is 2019.12.1 which is now rolling out (just received it)

jimglas | April 26, 2019

My P3D- also got the 150 kw upgrade

beaver | April 26, 2019

Yes 12.1 just updated the title. Post here if you charge at 150 kW! I won’t get the update for a few days based on past experience.

AWDTesla | April 26, 2019

Looks like there is a "High Speed Performance" update also. "Your car is now able to maintain torque and power for longer periods of time when driving at high speeds"

jimglas | April 26, 2019

I saw that also. I don't think I have ever even "floored" my car. Its already scary fast.

AWDTesla | April 26, 2019

make it 800 ft/lb torque monster...I'll get used to it and want more. lol

I LOVE these OTA updates that give me more horsies and torques. :)

Doesn't seem to be much info online about it.

billlake2000 | April 26, 2019

Let us know if the SC price goes up with the 150kw charge rate

nwfan | April 29, 2019

Over the weekend a local Model 3 owner uploaded a photo of her car charging at 149kw.
This photo confirmed v2 is rolling out. She was on a road trip and SC at Memphis.

stopnair | April 29, 2019

still on 8.5 ..

Fredvanngo | April 29, 2019

Me too, still on 2019.8.5

soyfoo | April 29, 2019

Still on 8.5. Can't wait for the upgrade.

CharleyBC | April 29, 2019

I hate these new features. At 120 kW, we barely have enough time to pee and grab some Taco Bell. Now what with 150 kW? Diapers to save time? Can’t skip the food.

hokiegir1 | April 29, 2019

@Charley - tell me about it! Hubby had to leave our lunch early yesterday (at 120 KW) to go pull the car while I ate his dessert (came with his order) and paid the check. Next time we'll have to do drive through or something. :/

vincejojo | April 29, 2019

"Diapers to save time? Can’t skip the food" lol!. Please don't skip the food

beaver | April 29, 2019

V3 will be fast enough that we just stay in our cars for 10 min to add 150 miles then drive to the restaurant for bathroom and food. Or more diapers :)

Firaz.ashraf | April 29, 2019

I am still confused...are diapers optional?

beaver | April 29, 2019

It’s a downgrade

CharleyBC | April 29, 2019

@Firaz.ashraf: There's another thread about the seat sensors failing when the seats get wet. So, no, diapers are not optional.

Teslanene | April 29, 2019

Diapers use plastics bottles.

Fredvanngo | April 29, 2019

Don't complain! can't wait for the updates for quicker supercharger up to 150 kw V2 and 250 kw V3.

ADinM3 | April 29, 2019

This whole thread does make me wonder what the impact on battery life might be for this faster charging. I.e. does this degrade the battery in a measurable way? Tesla seems to have headroom on their battery warranty, but I would hope they didn't choose to significantly eat into that headroom.

I'm assuming if they can keep the batteries cool and not increase charge rate at high SOC the impact would be minimal, but it would be nice to know what trade-off was made. Otherwise, why not do this long ago?

beaver | May 1, 2019

I charged at a max of 133 kW in Burbank, there wasn’t a car next to me but likely lower than 150 due to 40% SOC.

beaver | May 1, 2019

I charged at a max of 133 kW in Burbank, there wasn’t a car next to me but likely lower than 150 due to 40% SOC.

Sandman89 | May 1, 2019

Currently charging at supercharger. Started with 58 miles left. Highest peak charge rate I'm seeing is 149 kW. No other cars around. Started to taper down to 145 when car was charged to 115 miles. Dropped to 140 when 130 miles charged. Down to 130 at 145 miles charged. Down to 120 at 155 miles. Pretty good I'd say. Usually around that time before it would have dropped me to 90 or lower after that much charge. I'm quite pleased.

SJV | May 2, 2019

Is this update for M3 LR only or for MR and SR too?

Daryl | May 2, 2019

@qasim715 "Currently charging at supercharger. Started with 58 miles left. Highest peak charge rate I'm seeing is 149 kW. "

How many miles per hour did you get at 149 kW?

jimglas | May 2, 2019

I got 137 kW at 40% SOC (P3D-). Tapered down from there

elecfan2 | May 2, 2019

I got 145 kW 500 MPH yesterday at the Raleigh supercharger at approximately 35% SOC, then 139 kW 500 MPH at the north Richmond VA supercharger at 27% SOC

ILoveMyModel3 | May 2, 2019

You got to love Tesla!!

walnotr | May 2, 2019

Something doesn’t sound right here. Back on 2/8/19, before getting to 2019.12, I got 115 kW and 491 mi/hr charge rate starting at 29% SoC. Maybe it’s just a numbers game but I would think at 145kW you would see much higher than 500 mi/hr while charging. I’m still waiting on 2019.12.1.1 (or whatever update is next) to see what the numbers are. Sure wish I had the higher charge rate before my recently completed 2500+ mile road trip as it might have saved some time at some of the more routine stops along the way. Still a great trip even without faster charging. NoA drove probably 90-95% of the trip.

Daryl | May 2, 2019

Only 500 MPH at 145 kW, and the same at 139 kW? I wonder if the display is limited to 500. I have gotten almost 490 MPH at 120 kW, so proportionally 145 should be a lot more (~590).

jefjes | May 2, 2019

Is there a link to where to find V3 superchargers? How many of them currently exist? When I click on any of the superchargers that I see in CA after getting 12.1.1, they all say either 150 or 72 kWh.

beaver | May 2, 2019

Yes it seems the MPH charge rate is capped at 500. That could be a simple error/bug or Tesla may be saying you can’t really charge at 500 MPH for an hour. A better metric maybe miles per minute especially with V3 supercharging.

@jefjes I am not aware of any public maps showing V3 SC locations. You have to be in the early access program and have the right software version to Ben eligible, then it shows up as V3 in the navigation I have heard.

@SJV I think supercharging at over 120 kW is limited to Model 3 LR and X and S 100 kWh batteries. But SR and MR May see longer high power charging (ie later tapering) but I don’t know for sure.

elecfan2 | May 2, 2019

@Daryl, yeah I thought it strange too but didn't do the math as I'm traveling, well I'm at home right now and it's easier to type on the computer than my tiny phone screen. I suspect there is some kind of limit on the display, but it's going faster on the actual charge. I do "feel" like it was going faster as the charging was definitely done after running in to goto the bathroom and when I got back I was ready to go. It's too fast! LOL

Raleigh NC Supercharger:
Glen Allen VA Supercharger (North Richmond):

drstretch2 | June 18, 2019

I am on a trip from Tucson to Seattle in 2018 S. Adjusted charging to trip and left with charge of 280 miles. In Scottsdale car only charged to 240. Checked in at Tesla store & told that latest update only allows 80% charging and to override this by making sure you are navigating beyond the next stop. After charging to 230 in flagstaff arrived in Page with only 20 miles. The car in Page would only charge to 235 before going down to 8 miles per hour. Now range anxiety because next stop we will be at 7%. We did this same trip last year with no range anxiety! Is there a fix??

jjgunn | June 18, 2019

I don't understand.

Are you navigating to the SuperCharger? If not, you need to because the battery is conditioned to prepare for SuperCharger during your trip.

Also, what's the firmware version on the 2018 S? Is it 75 or 100 kW?

If you're not getting the desired speed then try a different SuperCharger stall