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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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2015 Ford Focus Electric Price Cut, Tesla Model X Delay, Stricter EPA Gas-Mileage Testing: Today's Car News

Oct 20 2014 10:30am CDT | Source: Hybrid SUV Reports

We've got plenty of green-car news to start off your week. The 2015 Ford Focus Electric could get a price cut of $6,000, one analyst believes there's a "reasonable risk" of another Tesla Model X delay, and the EPA plans to tighten gas-mileage test rules. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Is a cen ...
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Tesla's sales limits in Michigan tightened by one word of law

Oct 20 2014 8:32am CDT | Source: Automotive News

By the removal of a personal pronoun from state law, a bill awaiting Governor Rick Snyder's signature would make it harder for Tesla Motors to sell its electric vehicles dire ...
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Will Tesla Model X Be Delayed Again? Analyst Says 'Reasonable Risk'

Oct 20 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: Diesel Reports

Each of its two previous models came to market later than projected, and now the third vehicle from Tesla Motors--the Model X electric crossover utility vehicle--may slip a bit more too. At least that's the expectation of Adam Jonas, the financial analyst from Morgan Stanley who's an avid follower of the Silicon Valley electric-car maker. Jona ...
Source: Diesel Reports   Full article at: Diesel Reports
 

 
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Recent Tesla Model S buyers frustrated over new features

Oct 17 2014 4:31pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Car Buying, Sedan, Technology, Tesla, Electric Tesla wowed the motoring world when it recently unveiled the all-wheel drive, dual-motor D version that added power and range to the already well-regarded Model S. At the same time, the company showed off a new suite of safe-driving tech like a forward-looking camera, radar and ultrasonic sensors to come standard on all models. While the new features might attract some new buyers into the fold, for a fe ...
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Tesla pushes hard against Michigan's anti-direct vehicle sales bills

Oct 17 2014 2:15pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Tesla Motors, Legislation and Policy While Tesla has been fighting against direct-vehicle sales bans in a number of states, the California electric vehicle company doesn't ask for help every time it finds itself in a skirmish. Last year, it did send out some ravens calling for assistance in Ohio. It has done so again to deal with a fast-moving situation in Michigan. A new bill, House Bill 5606, would not allow a vehicle manufacturer to ...
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Autoblog Podcast #401

Oct 17 2014 10:45am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Podcasts, Truck, Etc., Chevrolet, Ford, Volvo, Ferrari, Tesla, Electric Episode #401 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Michael Harley, and Chris Paukert talk about the 2015 Ford F-150, the Ferrari F60 America, and the recently-unveiled Tesla Model S P85D. We start with what's in the garage and finish up with some of your questions, and for those of you who hung with us live on our UStream channel, thanks for taking the time. Che ...
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2015 Ford F-150, Tesla Takes On Michigan, 100K S-Classes Sold: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Oct 17 2014 9:30am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2015 Ford F-150 Review Pickup trucks have always been locked in a battle for capability--tow ratings, payload ratings, bed size, and crew capacity. Fuel economy has mostly been an also-ran consideration, in the past thirty-odd years that the Ford F-150 has been the best-se ...
Source: The Car Connection   Full article at: The Car Connection
 

 
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Volvo to add 1,300 jobs, ramp up production in Sweden

Oct 17 2014 9:26am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing, Crossover, Volvo The expansion of the factory is part of an $11-billion investment Volvo's Chinese owners, Geely, are making. Volvo Cars is adding 1,300 new jobs and ramping up production at its factory in Gothenburg, Sweden, in response to increased consumer demand for its vehicles. The jobs will support a third shift at the 50-year-old plant, called Torslanda. They will come online in the first quarter of 2015 as production of the ...
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