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Tesla Motors (TSLA -0.2%) says that October 19th is the date that its supercharger stations will...

Tesla Motors (TSLA -0.2%) says that October 19th is the date that its supercharger stations will open in California, enabling Model S owners to catch a charge to power their vehicles another 300 miles. The company set up the six stations strategically near restaurants and attractions. The bigger issue: If the EV market grows, which restaurant chain will be the first to add charging stations alongside their drive-through windows?
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  • Tony Petroski
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    "The bigger issue: If the EV market grows, which restaurant chain will be the first to add charging stations alongside their drive-through windows?"

     

    That's a great idea.

     

    "Tofu and Kelp 2 Go?"

     

    "Arugula R Us?"

     

    "Veggies in the Box?"
    12 Oct 2012, 09:58 AM Reply Like
  • spald_fr
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    "Armageddon out of here."
    12 Oct 2012, 11:19 AM Reply Like
  • 123man
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    Starbuck - green company - takes about 30 minutes to enjoy a cup of coffee - priceless - except that coffee is more expensive than gasoline - NEED to drive a Tesla
    12 Oct 2012, 10:03 AM Reply Like
  • Gobbesmack
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    "catch a charge to power their vehicles another 300 miles."

     

    Who writes this nonsense?
    12 Oct 2012, 10:12 AM Reply Like
  • 6fujitsu0
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    Who writes this nonsense?
    Someone who does not mention just how long that charge will take. Supercharger. Really? Without a doubt fast charging will reduce long term battery life, imho.
    12 Oct 2012, 10:57 AM Reply Like
  • JRP3
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    Supercharging will take place at around a 1C rate, which will not stress the battery in any meaningful way. Especially since it won't be a regular occurrence.
    13 Oct 2012, 08:43 AM Reply Like
  • pat1000
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    Believe it's 30 minutes for 160 mile charge----and that's only for the more expensive Teslas------
    12 Oct 2012, 11:09 AM Reply Like
  • berylrb
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    It's for the t two battery configs as I recall
    12 Oct 2012, 12:40 PM Reply Like
  • berylrb
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    oops, the "top two battery" ...
    13 Oct 2012, 12:22 AM Reply Like
  • wstuff
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    berylrb there are no Tesla's with two batteries, some will have two chargers' onboard which does double the charge rate, the battery and battery management system are designed for the battery's so degradation will take many years of abuse. Tesla guarantees the battery for 8 years.
    12 Oct 2012, 06:53 PM Reply Like
  • berylrb
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    my bad, sloppy of me, I meant to say to pat1000, the "top two battery" configurations, as opposed to the "most expensive".
    13 Oct 2012, 12:20 AM Reply Like
  • JRP3
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    The 60 and 85kWh packs can supercharge.
    13 Oct 2012, 08:42 AM Reply Like
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