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Tesla To Demo Electric Car Battery Swapping Tech, Says Elon Musk

Tesla Model S

After recent rumors of such an announcement, Tesla Motors founder and CEO Elon Musk has just tweeted that the company will be revealing its battery swap technology at Tesla’s design studio in California on Thursday night. Video of the event will be posted to the web soon after the demo.

There’s bound to be a lot of discussion surrounding this move by Tesla, as ambitious startup company Better Place, which focused on battery swapping for its business model, has recently filed for bankruptcy. The company didn’t manage to popularize the technology as hoped – far from it.

However, Tesla is not hinging it’s whole business on battery swapping, so there’s not so much riding on it. In fact, the company recently announced a massive and speedy expansion of its Supercharger network in North America, so battery swapping would be in addition to that method of juicing-up Tesla cars on the road.

If Tesla’s battery swapping only takes a few minutes (or less) to carry out, as it did with Better Place’s gas station-like system, it may be an added drawcard for potential and existing customers.

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  • jackie cox

    tesla motors is a ploitical donor kickback company —elon who gave betty obama several hundred thou was rewarded as betty the commandantess promised she would reward her supports and punish the opponents, we see it in action at the IRS, and to elon musk, solar city is given grants to install chinese solar cells on military bases slotted for closure, while spacex has taken us back to the 60’s in aerospace, while our adversaries are building space stations designed to dosable our satellites, on the approaching war as soon as our military is defunded to the point of not having assets to protect our nation, a game obama is playing with our military assetss. tesla motors remains in business after 10 years of taking american taxpayers dime, simply because he gave obama money. his laptop battery coal powered car will soon confront the hydrogen fuel cell, the future of automotive energy and much much more, his company will fail, taking more america taxpayer money with it, along with all his companies as soon as the election fraud artist has been removed from office, and responsible government do not give our taxes not stolen by the fed, to his political donors, a crime of high treason by a common criminal in the oval office, trying to destroy our free nation.