First up I don't see the owners of a tesla model S needing to swap there battery's. The car has a range that = to many gas cars so it isn't a necessity. Tesla was just offering this to People who are desperate for the under 2 min swap out and go during a urgent (cant hang around for 20 mins) long distance (over 480km) Trip.The stations were going to have around 50 battery's each without having to make a booking and you can pick up your own pack on the return trip and it will be fully charged. The cost was estimated to be $500,000 US each station.The technical issues well I'm sure that isn't a problem. Think quick connect buckets and implements for excavator's. It might have been a bolt holding it in in the example but I'm sure there are many other ways to fasten a abject to the car ...
I think the road tesla is taking and what people will find they use (although most will charge overnight at home) is DC/DC charging HUGE battery banks (to cover peek flow) combined with grid power and PV and we are talking 150 - 200kw charge capacity
Tesla have that now and will fund the chargers. Its there supercharger network.This will satisfy most people and they can fill there 80kwh pack fast on long road trips drive another 480km and do it again at the next 20 min coffee stop. People are kidding them self if they think they need more I know after 5hrs straight in the seat I am ready for a 20 min stretch and a drink.
and remember the masses (once tesla introduce the working mans car) wont be charging a pack for a 315kw engine 2000kg luxury car that can do 0 - 100km in under 4 seconds. You could comfortable power 3 cars off that pack
hey my imiev has a 16kwh pack and dose fine for 95% of my driving
Tesla is actually doing all this not just talking about it.
Nice looking car to!
No wonder its one of if not the best handling production cars ever. Look at the center of gravity!
They have already outsold BMW (who were the number one) in the US in there category of car. That's huge for a new car maker in there first year. I'm just happy my stocks have gone from $60 - to just under $170
so perhaps I'm bias.
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