The NREL has released a new study that attempts to determine how many EV chargers will be needed to support the transition to cars with plugs. The answer is, it depends.
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The Tesla Q1 2017 earnings call had lots to say about the Model 3, energy storage, solar power, and the Tesla delivery experience. Read all about it here.
In this 10th and nearly final article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — we get to an exciting topic — EV Revolution!! Revolution, baby! I’ve mentioned “EV revolution” a few times already in this report. What am I talking about? By “EV revolution,” I’m referring […]
Following our articles on 1) battery preferences of electric car drivers & likely buyers and 2) range requirements + hypothetical range–price tradeoffs, in our 9th article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — the topic is charging, charging, charging. The other side of the range coin is charging. With inductive, wireless charging […]
In our 7th article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — I’m jumping into some of the really juicy stuff — specific features people want, car classes people are interested in, and some specifics regarding batteries. We asked only the non-owners/lessees about required and desired features […]
Last week Tesla installed its 100th Supercharger charging station in the state of New Jersey, while promising this is just the beginning.
It took 15 Tesla employees just three days to cross America using the new Supercharger network, and this video takes a behind-the-scenes look at the journey.
Elon 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.
In just 76 and a half hours, a team of 15 Tesla Motors drivers covered more than 3,400 miles between Los Angeles and New York City.
Tesla Model S owner John Glenney and his daughter, Jill, became the first people to cross the country using the recently-completed Tesla Supercharger network. The trip took a week and 1,366 kWh of electricity to complete, but cost $0 thanks to the free Supercharger refills. It’s harrd not to be impressed.
Late last week, Elon Musk made a low-key but important announcement via twitter. Tesla has just completed the coast-to-coast Supercharger network needed to allow the Tesla Model S to make a cross-country drive. It’s the first network of its kind in the U.S., and an important step in Tesla’s planned dominance of the American automotive market.
The Internet is all in a tizzy over John Broder’s recent New York Times article, where he runs out of juice in the Model S while on a road trip exploring the new Tesla Supercharger network. A group of Model S owners is setting out to prove that the journey is quite doable, given that proper procedures are followed…but they might be missing the larger point.
Tesla Motors may charge a premium for its product, but Elon Musk’s electric car company is working to set itself apart from the competition in a lot of ways. The Tesla Supercharger network is just one of the many perks of Tesla ownership, and the electric car maker has announced two locations on the East Coast in the crowded Northeast corridor.
Say what you will regarding Elon Musk’s electric car company Tesla Motors, but there is no denying that the man and his company have a flair for the dramatic. So it was in typically Tesla form that the new “supercharging” network was revealed last night to much fanfare and house music (I assume, as I wasn’t there). In a nutshell, the new Superchargers will provide clean, free, and fast charging for drivers of the Tesla Model S up and down the West Coast.
I have called Tesla’s plan to develop a proprietary supercharging system usable only by their cars a folly. Yet Elon Musk has his reasons for doing so, and tonight he will make the case for the Tesla “supercharger” system that he says will completely fill the 85 kWh battery pack in Tesla Model S in an hour.