14 May '13, 11am

Is Tesla About To Offer Battery-Pack Swapping For Model S?

Is Tesla About To Offer Battery-Pack Swapping For Model S?

I doubt Tesla will take this route. The swap stations cost an absolute fortune to build and the density of the network needed wouldn't be any lower than that of the Superchargers that will need to be interspaced every 50 miles tops to offer drivers a safe and flexible driving experience. Also there is the practical matter of finding the real estate along highways to build these large structures. If you have to leave the highway to get to one, might as well spend some extra time at a fastcharger. In terms of cost this sounds like hydrogen infrastructure territory (okay, maybe not that bad...). What's really needed is to double the fast charge time at some point. 150 miles of extra range in 15 minutes seems perfectly acceptable.

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