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Tesla shows off 90 Second Battery Swaps for Model S

Tesla shows off 90 Second Battery Swaps for Model S

Jun 21 2013, 1:00pm CDT | by

There are a few caveats to keeping the new battery pack

Electric vehicle maker Tesla had media and other people on hand at a demonstration recently that showed off its new battery swapping process. The process reportedly allows owners of the Model S to...

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Tesla shows off 90 Second Battery Swaps for Model S

Jun 21 2013, 1:00pm CDT | by

There are a few caveats to keeping the new battery pack

Electric vehicle maker Tesla had media and other people on hand at a demonstration recently that showed off its new battery swapping process. The process reportedly allows owners of the Model S to replace a depleted battery pack with a new fully charged pack in as little as 90 seconds.

Tesla says that is less than the amount of time it takes to fill up a 20 gallon tank on a vehicle requiring gasoline. Tesla plans to install battery swap stations alongside its network of Supercharger charging stations arrayed around the country.

The battery charging stations will remain free to use by Tesla Model S owners. However, the battery swaps will cost drivers about the same price as 15 gallons of gasoline. The battery swaps are accomplished by an automated machine while the driver stays in the car. The estimated cost to swap out a battery pack is going to be in the $60-$80 range. The caveats are that if you swap your battery pack for a newer battery pack, you will be charged for the difference. Drivers will also have to pay a transport fee if they want their original battery pack back.


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Rumormill: Is Land Rover developing an all-electric Tesla Model X rival?

Oct 31 2014 10:37am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: SUV, Technology, Land Rover, Electric, Off-Road Tesla will soon put its all-electric Model X crossover on sale, and if it's anywhere near as successful as the brand's four-door sedan the Model S, then it'll be a hell of an attention getter for mainstream automakers. Land Rover isn't waiting for proof of the Model X's success, though. According to reports, Land Rover could be preparing an all-electric Range Rover. Likely more ...
Source: Autoblog   Full article at: Autoblog


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Life With Tesla Model S: At Last, Some Maintenance Needed (New Tires)

Oct 31 2014 7:30am CDT | Source: All Small Cars

After 20 months and 26,000-plus miles, I finally spent my first dollar on maintenance for my 2013 Tesla Model S. Almost 2,000 of them, in fact. The total was $1,858--the cost of four new tires and Tesla's recommended annual service. Up till that point, tire rotations, washer fluid replacements, service bulletin updates, and the like had been. ...
Source: All Small Cars  Full article at: All Small Cars


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Awesome Chinese Carpenter Made His Own Electric Car Out Of Wood

Oct 30 2014 1:40pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Why wait for a Tesla when you could just build an electric car yourself? Well, other than the splinters, I guess.Read more.. ...
Source: Jalopnik   Full article at: Jalopnik


23 hours ago

Austrian company AeroMobil creates an actual flying car

Oct 30 2014 11:46am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Move over, autonomous cars. An Austrian company has just taken the wraps off a fully-functional car that can actually fly. Known as the AeroMobil 3.0, the flying car is the work of Stefan Klein, head of the Department of Transport Design at Slovakia’s Academy of Fine Arts. It can be refueled at any conventional gas stations when its wings are retracted and requires just a few feet of runway to take off. The AeroMobil 3.0Handout, AeroMobil AeroMobil hasn’t detailed what the bod ...
Source: Driving Canada   Full article at: Driving Canada


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Tesla Sales Battle, Nissan Leaf-To-Home Test, Mid-Size Sedan Gas Mileage: Today's Car News

Oct 30 2014 10:30am CDT | Source: Diesel Reports

Today we've got stories on a battle between Tesla Motors and trade journal Ward's Auto over the electric-car maker's sales numbers, a test of Nissan's Leaf-To-Home power station in Japan, and a gas mileage comparison of the Ford Fusion and Hyundai Sonata. All this and more on Green Car ...
Source: Diesel Reports   Full article at: Diesel Reports


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Elon Musk Vs Ward's: A Sales Battle Tesla Brought On Itself

Oct 30 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: All Small Cars

It all started when stock analysts began circulating an estimate from auto-industry trade journal Ward's Auto that Tesla sales were down 26 percent in the third quarter. It was covered in a Wall Street Journal story, and Tesla's stock price fell. On Tuesday, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter, saying, ...
Source: All Small Cars  Full article at: All Small Cars


1 day ago

Tesla Model S Dashboard: Teardown Analysis Reveals Tablet-Like Construction

Oct 30 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: Hybrid SUV Reports

With its massive 17-inch touchscreen display and very few secondary controls, the dashboard of a Tesla Model S electric car looks like nothing else on sale from any other automaker. The differences continue beneath the surface, where the Model S dashboard appears to borrow heavily from the designs of smartphones and tablets. DON'T MISS: Puzz ...
Source: Hybrid SUV Reports   Full article at: Hybrid SUV Reports


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All-electric Range Rover considered to rival Tesla Model X

Oct 30 2014 5:40am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

A new report indicates Land Rover is working on a pure electric Range Rover model to compete with the forthcoming Tesl ...
Source: World Car Fans   Full article at: World Car Fans


1 day ago

Land Rover Eyes Electric SUV To Rival Upcoming Tesla Model X: Report

Oct 30 2014 3:30am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

Following news that Germany’s major luxury brands are all planning high-end electric cars to take on Tesla Motors’ [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S and upcoming Model X, we now have details on similar plans at Land Rover. The British automaker is rumored to be eying a low-slung, car-like crossover, and if built it’s possibl ...
Source: Motor Authority   Full article at: Motor Authority


1 day ago

Why Fiat-Chrysler Is Spinning Off Ferrari: An Analyst Weighs In

Oct 29 2014 3:21pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Today’s announcement that Fiat-Chrysler will spin off Ferrari into a separate company rocked the automotive world. Coming hot on the heels of the fiery resignation of longtime Ferrari CEO Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, the Italian-American auto conglomerate’s decision to shed Ferrari seems particularly chaotic. We spoke with Dave Sullivan, an analyst at AutoPacific, to get some insider insight on the deal. “In Q2 of this year, Ferrari contributed 729 mi ...
Source: Car and Driver   Full article at: Car and Driver


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