26 Sep '12, 11pm

Superchargers will only work on Model S (for now) and every future Tesla EV

There were a lot of details left out of the late-night unveiling of the Tesla Supercharger network earlier this week. Sure, Tesla CEO Elon Musk explained the big picture , saying the Supercharger network is "the answer to the three major problems holding back electric vehicles." Those problems? Long-distance EV driving, the "long tailpipe" argument and how much it costs to produce electricity. But how big of an impact can your fancy charging station have if it only works with a small fraction of the EVs on the market? "The reason Supercharging is available only for Model S and not others (including Roadster) is that Model S was developed with Supercharging in mind." Right now, the Superchargers can only charge up a Model S , despite the fact that these stations will be built at the perfect locations to offer Level 2 or DC fast charge options for other plug-in vehicles as w...

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