Tesla accelerates Supercharging station expansion plans

By Shawn Knight · 4 replies
May 30, 2013
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  1. Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk today announced a massive expansion of the company’s Supercharging stations. The plan is to have enough charging stations in place to facilitate a cross-country drive from Los Angeles to New York (or vice versa)...

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  2. I remember reading somewhere that recharging battery's quickly lowers the life span,so how long will these battery's last now?
  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,718   +859

    I have a buddy who owns a Tesla S and their advice is for regular usage, never charge it more than 85%. That will extend the life of the batteries. Even with these new super charges, the battery pack on the cars are warrantied for 10 years.
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  4. bexwhitt

    bexwhitt TS Guru Posts: 355   +72

    If you need a care you regularly do 300 miles plus in a day, Electric is not there yet, you are correct fast charge all the time is bad for the batteries.

    Most people who have a car of any type do less than 100 miles in a day with the odd long trip every now and again, electric cars can cope with that
  5. Renrew

    Renrew TS Enthusiast Posts: 253   +19

    Consumer Reports just did a test on the S and claims 200 miles on a charge are normal. They also gave the car a score of 99 out of a possible 100, the highest score I can remember.

    Unfortunately I don't have 90 grand to spend on a car, and still can't afford it even with the $7,500 tax credit.

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