11 Nov '11, 8pm

Tesla CEO Confirms Rapid-Charging Station Between San Francisco and Los Angeles

Tesla CEO Confirms Rapid-Charging Station Between San Francisco and Los Angeles

Most owners of electric cars will be able to plug them in overnight and/or during their work day almost every day, so for most trips, the battery will be full. But what about for longer trips that exceed the roundtrip range of the battery? It's in those cases that fast-charging stations become crucial, and what matters most in those cases is how fast they can pump electrons in the battery, and how conveniently they are located. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed that the first of these "super-chargers" will be located between Los Angeles and San Francisco, that they will use 90kW chargers that can add about 150 miles of charge to the batteries in 30 minutes, and that they will look kind of like "alien artefacts". More details should be known about the exact location and tech specs in early 2012. This is obviously a very strategic location for Tesla, as most of its current an...

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