Tesla Superchargers Could Eventually Deliver Half-Charge In Just 5 Minutes

The Tesla Supercharger network provides free, relatively fast-charging for the Tesla Model S, delivering a full charge in about an hour. But that’s still a lot longer than it takes to fill up a regular gas-powered car, though a recent interview with Tesla’s technology chief reveals that the electric automaker is working on a way to deliver a 50% charge in as little as 5 minutes

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Video: Tesla To Deploy 90-Second Battery Swap Stations By End Of Year

Elon Musk knows how to wow a crowd, and last night in front of a crowd of reporters and techjunkies, he certainly wowed ‘em with Tesla’s new battery-swapping technology. In just 90 seconds, the Tesla Model S swapped its depleted battery for a fully-charged one, and Musk says these stations will be deployed alongside Supercharger stations by the end of 2013.

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