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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 News Video, VW 'XL2' Rumored, Hydrogen Stories: Today's Car News

Aug 20 2014 10:15am CDT | Source: Green Car Reports

Today's news spans three types of powertrain. We recap the last two weeks of whirlwind Tesla news on video, explain our reasoning for writing about hydrogen fuel-cell cars, and delve into rumors of a four-seat Vollkswagen "XL2" diesel plug-in hybrid. All this and more on Gree ...
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Tesla News: Model S Warranty, Gigafactory Fight, New Roadster Battery (VIDEO)

Aug 20 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: Green Car Reports

The Silicon Valley electric-car maker Tesla Motors seems to be in the news almost every day. Over the last two weeks, the company faced fallout over glitches in early Model S cars, and upgraded its powertrain warranty. It also turned the screws on states competing for its multibillion-dollar battery gigafactory. The company ...
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Autoblog joins Elon Musk and Danica Patrick in accepting ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug 19 2014 12:39pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Motorsports, Etc., Videos, Ford, Celebrities, Tesla Unless you've been living in an off-the-grid cabin in the woods for the last couple of weeks or abstain entirely from social media activities, you've probably seen someone you know dump a bucket of ice and water over their own head recently. While the origins of the so-called Ice Bucket Challenge are shrouded in a history typical of Internet memes, its effectiveness in raising money and awareness f ...
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Here's how Tesla builds its Supercharger sites

Aug 19 2014 12:23pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

So you want to drive your Tesla Model S across the country and pay for zero electricity? Cool story. Tesla says that's not a problem with its fancy Supercharger stations. But how exactly does Tesla build those Supercha ...
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Saleen FourSixteen: Tesla’s All-American Model S EV Gets the All-American Tuner Touch

Aug 19 2014 12:16pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

From hot-rodded Mustangs to the S7 supercar, Steve Saleen made a name wringing horsepower out of eight-cylinder Ford engines. His eponymous firm’s latest creation, though, is something different. And after a lengthy gestation, the Saleen FourSixteen, a modified Tesla Model S, has finally made its debut at Pebble Beach. RELATED: The 2015 Saleen S302 Mustang looks wicked The car’s quoted output of 416 hp remains unchanged from the Model S P85 its based upon, but Saleen’s tuned EV isn’t just spoi ...
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Tesla Offers an Infinite-Mile Warranty for the Model S

Aug 19 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: Top Speed

While buying a Tesla Model S requires customers to fork out at least $69,000, owning one is more than affordable, given the fact that you don’t have to visit the gas station unless you need a sandwich and a soda. As of August 2014, current and future owners have one more reason to be happy with their all-electric sedan, as Tesla has extended the drive unit warranty for the 85 kWh sedan to match that of the battery back. ...
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Lotus spotted testing more extreme Elise on the Nordschleife

Aug 19 2014 10:38am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Spy Photos, Convertible, Performance, Lotus If we had a nickel for every version of the Elise that Lotus has rolled out over the years, we might actually have enough spare change to buy one ourselves. And we're not even talking about the entire separate models (like the Exige and Europa) that Lotus has based on the Elise's platform or the other automakers' cars (like the Tesla Roadster and Hennessey Venom GT ...
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What It Takes To Build A Tesla Supercharger DC Fast-Charging Site

Aug 19 2014 9:30am CDT | Source: Diesel Reports

As more public charging stations are built, electric-car drivers have access to increasingly-large areas of the U.S. Owners of the Tesla Model S plug-in car largely rely on the company's Supercharger network, which can now facilitate a cross-country trip on one route, with more to come. B ...
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Tesla Expands Eight-Year, “Infinite-Mile” Model S Battery Warranty to EV’s Powertrain

Aug 19 2014 9:15am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Everyone knows there’s no coming back from the “infinite dog dare” schoolyard taunt—once it’s said, whoever it was aimed at is in for an existential review of their morals, danger comprehension, and whether their tongue actually will stick to that frozen flagpole. Someone, perhaps Tesla Motors’ marketing folks, levied a similar reproach to CEO Elon Musk, because he has just introduced some next-level warranty news for Model S owners that’s sure to leave the c ...
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Ride The Lightning - 2012 Tesla Model S Review

Aug 19 2014 7:27am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

The newest bit of kit in the Classic Car Club is something different. It's the American-made, all-electric Tesla Model S. We've all heard the reviews, but after 500 miles of polar-bear friendly motoring, Classic Car Club can finally tell you what it's REALLY like. Read ...
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