Inside Tesla’s High-Tech Supercharger System

In a surprising move, Tesla has granted a unique glimpse into its Supercharger monitoring system, an essential tool as the company’s electric vehicle charging network expands.

Once upon a time, a few lucky Tesla drivers had access to Supercharger monitoring screens at selected stations, displaying fascinating data on the network’s global use and output.

Inside Tesla'S High-Tech Supercharger System

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That era, while evoking a sense of nostalgia among long-term Tesla owners, has since seen significant advancements. Now, Tesla has showcased the latest version of this intricate system through a series of informative vehicle feature videos.

A few brief video frames revealed the comprehensive monitoring system, capturing the pulse of all Supercharger stations across North America.

Inside Tesla'S High-Tech Supercharger System

The system provides Tesla with detailed insights, assisting in maintaining the high reliability level for which the Supercharger network is renowned.

Inside Tesla'S High-Tech Supercharger System

An eye-catching aspect of the shared image showed that out of nearly 2,000 stations, only two were offline, with just a handful experiencing temporary disruptions.

Inside Tesla'S High-Tech Supercharger System

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Beyond its ability to ensure the smooth operation of Superchargers, this data also plays a vital role in planning the location of new stations. It enables Tesla to strategically target areas of high usage, enhancing service provision for its customer base.

Inside Tesla'S High-Tech Supercharger System

As the forthcoming years are poised to see a surge in the number of vehicles utilizing the Supercharger network, thanks to Tesla’s own boosted production and the growing popularity of electric vehicles, this monitoring tool is likely to become increasingly indispensable.

As it steps boldly into the future of electric transportation, Tesla’s insightful peek into its system serves as a reminder of the blend of technology and strategy that underpins its operations.

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The goal is to get you to your destination as quickly as possible. If I’m taking a road trip back home, I’ll just tell it to navigate to Aspen, Colorado. It’ll find the Superchargers I need to stop at along the route, taking me along I-80 through Salt Lake City to Colorado. It tells us, because we’re at a charger, that we need to charge for five more minutes in order to continue the trip. Every single car is doing its own air traffic control calculation. The Superchargers themselves are always reporting information up to Tesla. With that information, we know how full a particular site is, and if there are people waiting at the site. We’ll automatically route you through charging stations with less congestion. Once the car knows the route, the car UI knows all the information about the route – the initial battery pack temperature, forecasted wind speed and direction, so that we can more accurately predict your energy consumption. What the algorithm behind the scenes is doing is helping you to arrive at a fairly low state of charge and then charge just enough to get to the next charger that it’s selected. With Trip Planner, we’ve solved range anxiety.

Inside Tesla'S High-Tech Supercharger System
Haye Kesteloo
Haye Kesteloo

Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of EVXL.co, where he covers all electric vehicle-related news, covering brands such as Tesla, Ford, GM, BMW, Nissan and others. He fulfills a similar role at the drone news site DroneXL.co. Haye can be reached at haye @ evxl.co or @hayekesteloo.

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