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Old 05-31-2013, 07:42 PM  
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Tesla to blanket the US with supercharging stations in 2 years

http://www.businessinsider.com/tesla...pansion-2013-5



Tesla drivers will be able to drive from Los Angeles to New York using the electric car company's Supercharger network by the end of this year, CEO Elon Musk said Wednesday night at the Wall Street Journal's D: All Things Digital Conference.

The network, which currently consists of only nine active stations, seven of which are in California, was already set to increase to 100 stations by 2015.

Instead, Tesla is planning "a dramatic acceleration of the Supercharging network," Musk said at the conference. "It'll be tripled. We'll put the map live tomorrow."

As the network expands, software in the Tesla cars automatically updates, so drivers will be routed to nearby Superchargers when necessary.

That expansion will be a tremendous boon for drivers, as the biggest problem for electric vehicles is the lack of cheap, powerful battery technology. That shortcoming keeps ranges limited, charge times long, and prices high.

Musk acknowledged the power of range anxiety in making potential customers wary of battery-powered electric cars, saying, "when people buy a car they're buying a sense of freedom that they can go wherever they want and not feel fettered."

At Superchargers, Tesla owners can charge their car batteries halfway in 30 minutes, for free. If the network really expands at the rate and density Musk promises, it will be a tremendous advantage for his customers.




Map of where supercharging stations will be located:

http://www.teslamotors.com/supercharger
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:54 AM   #46
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Not at all. I love electric vehicles. But, I also realize that very few people realize that we don't exactly have a massive surplus of electrical generation in this country.
electricity is a universal form of energy that can be produce a variety of ways. That allows for competition in it's production. Going forward the amount of renewable forms of electricity production will increase which is a good thing. It's allows for a 'ramping up' of the conversion to renewable power transportation, which is probably the only way the country would ever embrace it.
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:54 AM   #47
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it is ... but it still gets us headed the right direction so who cares.
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:58 AM   #48
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electricity is a universal form of energy that can be produce a variety of ways. That allows for competition in it's production. Going forward the amount of renewable forms of electricity production will increase which is a good thing. It's allows for a 'ramping up' of the conversion to renewable power transportation, which is probably the only way the country would ever embrace it.
Yes, I know. Renewable is great, but the ROI sucks (and most likely always will) compared to nuclear and fossil fuel generation. We could blanket every square inch of our country with wind and solar generation, and still not meet demand.
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:58 AM   #49
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it is ... but it still gets us headed the right direction so who cares.
Right direction?
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:11 AM   #50
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:21 AM   #51
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The batteries weigh over 1000lbs, so that would be quite a feat....
As is getting the charging time down to a reasonable time period.
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:25 AM   #52
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Maybe you should invest in the restaurant chain that will crop up adjacent to the charging stations...
It might need to be a motel.
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:26 AM   #53
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Yes, I know. Renewable is great, but the ROI sucks (and most likely always will) compared to nuclear and fossil fuel generation. We could blanket every square inch of our country with wind and solar generation, and still not meet demand.
oh look ... donger pimping oil.

better yet ... fail into a big vat of oil and die by drowning
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:29 AM   #54
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I'm still not a fan of this 1/2 assed company using Tesla's name...
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:51 AM   #55
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oh look ... donger pimping oil.

better yet ... fail into a big vat of oil and die by drowning
But his sig is a nuclear man! I'm so confused.
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I doubt seriously this will ever happen. There is too much ****ing money to be made off combustion engines. A niche probably. But not widespread at all
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Old 06-01-2013, 01:14 PM   #57
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Given that photovoltaic production has followed Moore's Law, they should be able to provide the majority of the world's energy needs within fifteen years. Supplement that with nuclear energy, wind energy, and hydrocarbons, and it seems like a wise investment to me.
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Old 06-01-2013, 02:46 PM   #59
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it is ... but it still gets us headed the right direction so who cares.
First, anyone with a brain should care. Second, claiming that it gets us headed in the right direction is just hopeful thinking as opposed to factual speech.
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oh look ... donger pimping oil.

better yet ... fail into a big vat of oil and die by drowning
Errr, I'm not pimping oil. Most of our electrical generation is created by burning coal and NG. And nuclear.
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