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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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Tesla's Q2 net loss widens to $62 million as randd expenses soar

Jul 31 2014 4:22pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Tesla Motors said its net loss widened to $61.9 million in the second quarter, even though it assembled and delivered record numbers of Model S electric cars and posted a 90 percent increase ...
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Tesla earnings beat estimates, Gigafactory construction imminent

Jul 31 2014 4:17pm CDT | Source: Car Craft

Tesla's Q2 earnings beat Wall Street estimates, yet shares are tumbling in after-hours trading. The company says it's still on track to deliver 35,000 Mo ...
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Tesla's Q2 net loss widens to $62M as randd expenses soar

Jul 31 2014 4:03pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Tesla Motors said its net loss widened to $61.9 million in the second quarter, even though it assembled and delivered record numbers of Model S electric cars and recorded a 90 percent incre ...
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Tesla earnings beat estimates, Gigafactory construction imminent

Jul 31 2014 3:53pm CDT | Source: CNET Car Tech

Tesla's Q2 earnings beat Wall Street estimates, yet shares are tumbling in after-hours trading. The company says it's still on track to deliver 35,000 Model S units by year's en ...
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Tesla: 8,763 Cars Built, 7,579 Sold, 'Potential' Nevada Gigafactory Ground Broken: Q2 Earnings Report

Jul 31 2014 3:45pm CDT | Source: All Small Cars

Tesla Motors built 8,763 Model S electric cars and delivered 7,579 of them to customers during the second quarter, according to just-released second-quarter results. It expects to deliver 7,800 cars this quarter, largely due to a two-week production shutdown for retooling at its factory in Fremont, California. And it says it is sti ...
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​​Tesla Basically Confirms Nevada Gigafactory Construction

Jul 31 2014 3:44pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Tesla is out with its second quarter shareholder letter, and the automaker has confirmed that it broke ground outside of Reno at a possible Gigafactory location, but it's not saying if Nevada will actually ...
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Tesla selling like gangbusters in China

Jul 31 2014 1:11pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Tesla Motors, China "Will it play in Peoria?" asks the age-old question about how Broadway shows would be received in Middle America. Well, apparently Tesla Motors plays well in Beijing. It's part of Tesla chief Elon Musk's grand plan, of course. The California-based maker of the battery-electric Model S has delivered about 1,000 of the vehicles in China since shipments started there in April, Bloomberg News says, citing Dougherty & Co. analys ...
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This Is Officially The Best Tesla Advertisement Ever

Jul 31 2014 12:30pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Tesla Motors doesn't do traditional advertising and marketing the way the big automakers do. This has led some of the nascent company's fans to make their own, like this gem from a few months ago . Guess what? Another fan has just made ...
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Tesla Inks Battery Deal For Gigafactory—But Where?

Jul 31 2014 11:30am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

Tesla and its battery partner Panasonic have finally confirmed a formal agreement to build a battery 'gigafactory'--from which Tesla will produce the huge volumes of batteries it needs to ensure continued expansion of the company. According to a statement from Tesla Motors (NSDQ:TSLA), "T ...
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Eye-Nine: BMW Reportedly Preparing High-Performance i8 Variant

Jul 31 2014 11:27am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

With only weeks of real-world experience under its belt (the first customer cars were delivered on June 5 in Munich; U.S. deliveries are slated for August 16 at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance), it looks as if BMW’s i8 hybrid may be getting a more athletic sibling. According to Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport—via Autoblog, where we picked up on the news—word is circulating that BMW is preparing an even higher-performance ...
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