Tesla Teases Supercharger’s Debut Monday, Full 85 kWh Charge In Less Than An Hour (Update: Elon Musk Video Interview Added)
Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the Tesla Supercharger “will feel like alien spaceships landed at highway rest stops.” We all get to experience that landing first hand on Monday, September 24 at 7:30 PDT.
Tesla has released a grainy preview snap that may or may not indicate some solar PV involvement in the project.
What is known for sure is that the Tesla Supercharger is a serious piece of equipment and can fully charge up your Model S Performance sedan (which has a 265 mile range and a 85 kWh battery) in about 45 minutes. Which translates to regaining a mile of range for every 10 seconds you have the car plugged in. Not too bad.
The event will be live streamed beginning at 8PM PDT, and will be available from Tesla’s website (here) as well as here at InsideEVs.
Update: In the video below Tesla CEO talks with Bloomberg about the Superchargers, and how Tesla plans to enable people to travel anywhere in the United States, and there will be “over 100” stations available.
Tesla Event Press Release:
Tesla Motors To Unveil Much-Anticipated Tesla Supercharger
Tesla Motors, the California-based maker of Model S, will reveal the Tesla Supercharger and deployment plans, providing a solution for the electric vehicle’s long-distance road trip that only Model S can achieve.
What: Tesla Supercharger Premiere When: Monday, Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m. PDT
Where: Tesla Motors’ Design Studio Can’t make it in person? A live webcast will begin at 8:00 p.m. PDT @ http://www.teslamotors.com/supercharger
More on Tesla Tesla Motors’ goal is to accelerate the world’s transition to electric mobility. Palo Alto, California-based Tesla designs and manufactures electric vehicles (EVs) such as the Tesla Roadster and Tesla Model S, as well as EV powertrain components for partners such as Toyota and Daimler.
With the most energy-dense battery pack in the industry and best-in-class aerodynamics, Model S has the longest range of any production electric car in the world. Model S comes with three battery options to fit the unique needs of different drivers. The 85 kWh Model S has been certified by the U.S. EPA with a range of 265 miles*, giving it the best electrical vehicle range in the industry.
Model S is the first premium sedan designed from the ground up to take full advantage of electric vehicle architecture. A revolutionary powertrain sits under the floorboard of Model S, creating an ultra-low center of gravity. Paired with an aluminum body engineered for superior handling, Tesla has created a vehicle that raises the bar for performance and efficiency while meeting the highest standards for safety.
Without an internal combustion engine or transmission tunnel, the interior of Model S has more cargo space than any other sedan in its class and includes a second trunk under the hood. Model S seats five adults and two children in optional rear-facing child seats. Model S Performance models accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in as little as 4.4 seconds. The interior features a 17″ in-dash touchscreen with internet capabilities, allowing for streaming radio, web browsing and navigation.
For more information about Tesla, please visit: http://www.teslamotors.com
*Using the EPA’s 5-cycle test