Tesla Battery Swap : Full charge in 90-180 secs – Faster than filling up with gas right !
Tesla is at the forefront of technology when it comes to electric cars. They have just released their latest evolution, the ‘Tesla battery swap’ for the ‘Model S’ to make life easier for Tesla owners. Up until now Tesla owners needed to either purchase their own power pack for recharging the battery or they are able to recharge at one of the many recharge Tesla Stations for free as well as at the factory. However it takes between 20-60 mins to recharge therefore can very much be an inconvenience even if the number of Supercharger are growing fast worldwide to reach today 1800 stations.
Tesla now offer the ‘Tesla battery swap’ of which has a price tag of $50-$60US but saving you valuable time by exchanging your battery for a fully charged battery in 1.5 – 3 minutes! Not bad Tesla, Less than the time it takes to refill a gas tank.
Tesla have been teasing the market with this technology for over a year now so it is great to see it finally coming to fruition.
Looking at reports it seems Tesla are doing well overall but of course there are some downsides and criticism also. High Tech Gadgets are excited to see what is coming next in the way of electric cars. Whilst holidaying through America we were lucky enough to visit the Tesla factory. It was great to see and although there are a few things to iron out still, I think they have developed a great car. We talked to a few Tesla owners whilst they where ‘powering up’.. they where in love with their cars and found them to be a good investment. The cars themselves are stylish, sexy yet sporty all at the same time. Very impressed.
http://www.teslamotors.com/batteryswap for more information from Tesla
See also our presentation of the model S : http://www.gadgetshightech.com/blog/tesla_electric_car/