Tesla’s ninety second battery swaps will energy EVs quicker than fuel pumps fill tanks (video)

Tesla's 90 second battery swaps will power EVs faster than gas pumps fill tanks (video)

Tesla founder Elon Musk has talked about battery swap service stations as a fair quicker various to charging for EV drivers, and tonight the corporate confirmed simply how effectively it may be achieved. In an indication at its design studio, it beat what it claims is the quickest fuel pump in LA by exchanging a drained automotive battery pack for a recent absolutely charged one in simply ninety seconds. When the $500,000 stations begin rolling out, house owners will keep within the automotive the entire time then both swap the battery again for his or her unique on a return journey, or get a invoice for the distinction based mostly on how new their battery is. In accordance with Reuters, the trade is predicted to value house owners between $60 – $eighty every time or about the price of 15 gallons of fuel

In fact, failed outfit Higher Place proposed an identical service earlier than it shut down, however Tesla is betting that it will possibly make it work this time. The primary service stations are coming to busy corridors, with some deliberate for I5 in California. Nonetheless want extra proof? Elon Musk tweeted that video of the occasion will probably be out there in “about an hour,” so verify again then.

Replace: We’re nonetheless ready on the official video, however reader Weapon despatched in a hyperlink to video shot by an occasion attendee, which might be seen after the break. Take a peek and see a pair of Tesla’s Mannequin S sedans get fast battery service, one after the opposite in much less time than a gasoline pump can ship one tank of fuel.

Replace 2: The official occasion video is up, test it out embedded after the break.

CEO @elonmusk takes the stage for the ultimate showdown: gasoline vs. electrical. pic.twitter.com/QOplgRFs60

– Tesla Motors (@TeslaMotors) June 21, 2013

Swapping will take 90secs. You will by no means get out of your automotive. Return the pack in your journey again or hold it & we’ll invoice you the distinction

– Tesla Motors (@TeslaMotors) June 21, 2013

@TeslaMotors @elonmusk pack swaps begin on busiest corridors, I5 in CA. Every station prices about 500k to construct. pic.twitter.com/NzKmc4H5bJ

– Street & Monitor (@RoadandTrack) June 21, 2013

Pack swap video will submit in about an hour…

– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 21, 2013

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