It seems for every hurdle in the way of widespread electric vehicle adoption, Tesla creates a solution.
Tesla Model S "Electric Refueling" Vs The Traditional Gas Station Stop
With Supercharging, the Model S fills rapidly while soon being able to travel about the country on free fills. This was Tesla's solution for the critics out there who say electric vehicles are mainly only useful as urban commuters. With a vast Supercharging network, the Model S will be ideal for even vacation travel.
Then there's battery swapping. With this, Tesla will overcome the hurdle of lengthy charging times (even though a Supercharger can fill a Model S in 20 minutes). Battery swapping is, as demonstrated, is quicker than fueling a conventional vehicle and it'll cost a bit less, too. Problem solved.
The next hurdle—and it's one that Tesla hopes to overcome with its upcoming BMW 3-Series priced electric—is cost.
Since Tesla CEO Musk seems to have no problem taking on all challenges and then proving the world wrong, we don't doubt that this "EVs are too expensive" criticism will be thrown out the window by Tesla, too.
Beyond price, what's the next hurdle electric vehicles will face? And will Musk/Tesla be able to solve that, too?
Source: You Tube