Tesla Debuts World’s First Contactless Payment V4 Supercharger in UK

Key Points

  • 🚗 Tesla opens first V4 Supercharger stall in the UK at the Tesla Centre in Tottenham, introducing contactless payment.
  • 🎉 V4 Supercharger features 350 kW max charging speed; faster speeds expected with 800-volt architectures.
  • 💳 This location offers a new touchless payment option with QR code for Tesla App and contactless card payment.
  • ⚡ Tesla expands V4 Superchargers across Europe, allowing EVs from other manufacturers to charge.

Tesla has introduced its inaugural V4 Supercharger stall in the UK, situated at the Tesla Centre in Tottenham, and it holds the distinction of being the first globally to offer contactless payment.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the V4 Supercharger was officiated by Transport Minister Jesse Norman, as reported by DrivingElectric.

The V4 Supercharger made its European debut earlier in March in Harderwijk, the Netherlands. The updated design involves changes in appearance, cable length, and maximum charging speed.

The novel design boasts a peak charging speed of 350 kW, with expectations of even faster charging rates once Tesla implements 800-volt architectures across its vehicle range.

Notably, this particular V4 Supercharger model at the Tottenham location introduces a new touchless payment mechanism. In contrast to previous systems that communicated directly with the vehicle’s default payment method, this one provides a QR code link to the Tesla App or the option to make a payment by tapping a card on the contactless payment reader.

The method is shown by Electric Felix below:

Tesla’s V4 Superchargers are making their way across Europe and are enabling EVs from other manufacturers to charge. Tesla first rolled out a Pilot Program in Europe to test the opening of Superchargers to other automakers, and it eventually culminated in the automaker’s choice to allow OEMs to adopt the NACS connector in the United States earlier this year.

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