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Published on February 17th, 2014 | by Christopher DeMorro

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Tesla Patents Multi-Charging Supercharger Station

tesla-supercharger-patentElon Musk is nothing if not ambitious, and a patent for a multi-charging Tesla Supercharger station is another example of his confidence in electric cars. If implemented, this patent would allow Supercharger stations to prioritize charging based on need and arrival time, among other factors. Another step towards an electric car future.

Green Car Reports came across this patent filing, and while doesn’t necessarily mean this is the direction Tesla is going with Superchargers, it is a good indication of their intent. These free fueling stations currently serve just a handful of customers, many of whom can afford a home charging station as well. With the launch of the Tesla Mode X this year, and the more-affordable Tesla Model E in 2017, these Supercharger stations could quickly become overrun with customers seeking a charge.

The patent filing is for an improved Supercharger system with multiple charging ports that distributes power based on need and priority. The system could distribute power based on first-come first-serve, remaining battery level, and vehicle priority. Perhaps certain cars will come with a higher charging priority, or perhaps it’ll be offered as an option? Regardless, anyone filling up with free fuel shouldn’t complain about having to wait a little extra longer for the privilege.

Tesla is obviously anticipating a rush on Supercharger stations, implying even more rapid growth. With the recent completion of a cross-country Supercharger network and another patent-filing for a 400 mile hybrid battery, it won’t be long before all of America is within range of a multi-charging Tesla Supercharger. How long before Tesla Superchargers are as common as Starbucks?

Source: Green Car Reports




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  • Jim5437532

    There has been Chargers that have been able to manage network charging lithium batteries before Tesla started manufacturing cars. For the most part Tesla is “borrowing” old technology from other manufacturers and customizing it for its own uses. Then touting it as new and their own invention.

    There has been at least five significant Tesla related fires. Tesla has been dragging its feet on safety and the recall

    The most recent Tesla garage fire to hit the news was in Toronto. The car supposedly wasn’t even plugged in, so the charging system isn’t likely to be a source. I’m hoping to hear reports from the fire departments investigation, because I don’t trust Tesla’s “fire investigations”, which seem more like coverups.

    There has been at least five Tesla fires. Two Teslas caught on fire after only running over road debris. One Tesla caught on fire and exploded after being in an accident in Mexico. There was a Tesla fire in a California garage, that the Tesla charger connection was ruled as a possible source of the fire by the fire department. Recently there was a Tesla garage fire in Toronto, that so far I haven’t heard the fire department give a ruling. Arguably there has been scores, possibly hundreds of minor Tesla fires. There has been a plethora of Tesla charge connectors that have overheated, melted and burned. Though many Tesla shills will argue that they are not fire. Categorically and scientifically they are often classified as fire. Rapid oxidation or rapid decomposition is often classified as fire. Like the metaphor; where there is smoke, there is fire.

    A few months ago there was a Tesla related garage fire in California that the fire department ruled that the Tesla charging system was a possible source of the fire. The suspect portion of the Tesla charging system that the fire department in California determined was a possible source of the California garage fire, is also suspected in many other Tesla charger reported cases that Tesla charge connections have overheated, melted and burned. Tesla issued a software “fix”, however Tesla charge connectors have continued to overheat, melt and burn despite the so-called “fix”.

    The Tesla model S. still has defects that make it a fire hazard. Tesla charger connections are still overheating, melting and burning. Tesla batteries are poorly located and poorly protected. Tesla is Junk.

    On 1/9/2014 Elon Musk said that replacement adapters that are part of the recall would be mailed out within two weeks. A month later Tesla customers have still not received the replacement adapters that are part of the Tesla model S. recall.

    Several people have been injured by faulty Tesla charge connectors. Tesla is big on making promises and hype, but short on delivery. Tesla needs to start making safety a top priority. Tesla needs to stop playing blame games and games with semantics. Tesla needs to stop lying. Tesla needs to be proactive instead of reactive. Tesla is being a follower of technology, rather than a leader. Tesla is a greedy corporation that has a disregard for safety. The Tesla model S. is an E-Pinto.

    • Joe

      It’s simply amazing that no one has been hurt or killed in any other manufacturers cars in the last year or so. No fires either, it’s almost impossible to believe.

      • Jim5437532

        Tesla has hurt customers even when it is standing still charging. That’s how unsafe it is.

        • Albertico

          I hope the Oil companies pay you enough to post this nonsense in every Tesla article

    • Turbofroggy

      Go away you lying troll douchebag…

    • Albertico

      Get a life Jim. We are tired of your lies

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  • Rowland Williams

    At this stage of the game, we’re seeing the future in that company (Tesla). Electric is coming. It works. And while I fully expect lithium batteries are a bridge to whatever battery is coming next, what a welcome change from oil!

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