28 Jul '13, 5pm

Why Everyone Seems to Love Tesla... and That Worries GM - EV World #ev

Why Everyone Seems to Love Tesla... and That Worries GM - EV World #ev

A $70,000 Model S rolls onstage and stops over the pit. Simultaneously a live video feed of an Audi (NSU:GR) entering a gas station appears on a big screen. An on-screen timer starts, and the Audi driver begins pumping gas while robot arms beneath the stage replace the battery pack on the Model S. After 93 seconds, the Tesla rolls off the stage; the Audi is still refueling. A second Model S stops over the pit and finishes its battery swap after 91 seconds—just as the Audi tops off at 20 gallons. “There are people that take a lot of convincing,” Musk tells the adoring audience. “Hopefully, this is what will finally convince people that electric cars are the future.”

Full article: http://www.evworld.com/news.cfm?newsid=30808

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