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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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General Pedaler: GM Introduces Free Bike Sharing Program at Michigan Tech Center

Sep 1 2014 3:36pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Look out, Google: Enough General Motors employees wanted to arrive at meetings covered in sweat that the company has introduced a bike-sharing program. Okay, a desire for damp, winded employees probably had less to do with GM’s decision than the rising popularity of active-workplace programs, but still—up here in Michigan, it’s pretty warm outside. Employees can now pedal across 330 acres of GM’s technical center in Warren, Michigan, instead ...
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Has Tesla 'Proved Electric Cars Are Better' If Public, Industry Don't Know It Yet?

Sep 1 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Diesel Reports

When industry analysts, financial analysts and the motoring press have all lavished praise on a car, there's a fair chance it's a pretty good car. That's the case for the Tesla Model S electric car, particularly as two market analysts from Credit Suisse have seen fit to provide a point-by-point breakdown on just why the car is so goo ...
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Tesla In Deal To Build 400 Charging Stations In China

Aug 31 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Diesel Reports

The Chinese market has become vital for many global automakers. For some, it's a haven of high sales numbers to offset struggles in markets like the U.S. and Europe. To others, like Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA], it's a way to promote your product to a vast and growing marketplace. Tesla has made a big commitment ...
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There are ways to sneak Tesla Model S into Russia for just 6.5M rubles

Aug 30 2014 4:07pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Sedan, Russia, Tesla, Electric Tesla Fever has extended far and wide, winning over critics and everyday enthusiasts alike. The company is rapidly expanding its efforts both in its home market and abroad, but for some of its wealthy fans, that move isn't happening quite fast enough. Dmitry Grishin is one such enthusiast. The 35-year-old multi-millionaire founder of Russia's Mail.ru is a big fan of Elon ...
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Georgia Dealers Want Tesla Shut Down

Aug 30 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

It is no surprise that San Francisco is the number one metro area for EVs, but I would have never guessed that Atlanta would be number two. It seems Georgia dealers have not taken too kindly to this EV popularity and are now petitioning the state legislat ...
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Weekly Recap: Volvo's $11-billion gamble

Aug 30 2014 10:13am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Crossover, Volvo It's ambitious, but Volvo is spending money on core products built on qualities that have made the brand successful in the past. Just how much does it take to revive an iconic premium brand? How does $11 billion sound? That's what Volvo's Chinese owners are spending to give the Swedish company one more shot to make it as a global carmaker. It's a make-or-break proposition. Volvo must get it right, as even deep-pocke ...
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California lawmakers set to adjourn without Tesla aid

Aug 30 2014 5:40am CDT | Source: Automotive News

California lawmakers are set to adjourn for the year without coming up with incentives to entice Tesla Motors to build a $5 billion battery plant in the ...
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Dealers in Georgia petition to shut Tesla down

Aug 29 2014 5:03pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Auto dealers in Georgia are the latest seeking to shut down Tesla's factory ...
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2016 Chevy Volt Range Extender, Tesla Hunger Games, Toyota Hybrid Sales: Today's Car News

Aug 29 2014 10:41am CDT | Source: Hybrid SUV Reports

Today we have stories on three big green-car names. Find out why the 2016 Chevrolet Volt could get a 75-horsepower range extended, and why states may be stuck in a "Hunger Games" for the massive battery "Gigafactory." Meanwhile, Toyota continues to dominate global hybrid sales. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Are s ...
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Tesla setting up 400 charging stations in China

Aug 29 2014 8:47am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Tesla, the electric automaker led by CEO Elon Musk, will work with China’s second-largest mobile-phone company to set up charging points for its vehicles. Tesla signed an agreement today with China United Network Communications Corp. to build 400 charging points in 120 Chinese cities at China Unicom outlets, Tesla spokeswoman Peggy Yang said today in a phone interview. The two companies will also build 20 supercharging stations that work ...
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