Tesla to Create 100-Strong ‘Supercharger’ Fast Charging Network in US
Elon Musk has recently announced that Tesla Motors will be opening over 100 ‘Supercharger’ fast charging station, throughout the US, by the year 2015. Six of them are already active, in California, and they can reportedly charge the 85 kWh battery pack up to 250 km (150 miles) of range, in around 30 minutes, making it the perfect solution for those who want to travel cross-country in their EV.
But how is the system this fast? Well, at 90 kW of power, the Supercharger delivers 4.5x more electricity into the battery, than regular Twin Chargers, thus making it possible to charge the battery in record time. Elon Musk seems optimistic on the matter, and when the head of the company genuinely inspires confidence in a product, perhaps it is worth noting.
Furthermore, they are planning on making these Supercharger stations very aesthetically pleasing, using an ‘alien’ design philosophy, in order to make them stand out in a positive way, especially when placed next to the kind of drab buildings one usually finds at petrol or service stations, dotted along the US’ highways.
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