Tesla Motors is demonstrating to the world that all-electric vehicles can be the best overall option, from environmentalists to business men. Close your eyes and imagine a planet where transportation with style is free and clean. Now, you can open them because Tesla Motors is here publicly revolutionizing fuel prices and focusing CO2 free technology based on solar panels and electric batteries.
*The range values used in this article are from New European Driving Cycle (NEDC).
This company is installing several charging locations and calls them Superchargers, “The fastest charging station on the planet”, because they are much more efficient than others. The main interest for us are those that utilize only solar power and have batteries to store that energy for later use. From Tesla Motors:
How much does it cost to use the Supercharger?
Supercharging is free for the life of Model S, once the Supercharger option is enabled.
In 20 minutes of free for the life of Model S charging, you could reach near 250 km range. This advance is possible thanks to Tesla Supercharger and its 120 kW. All without battery swap of any type, simply plug the car fifteen minutes and the vehicle will run almost 200 km!
The Tesla Model S comes to be the one of the best selling electric vehicles ever conceived due to its range, style, battery swap and now for offering with it a "free for Tesla S*" wild-card in supercharging stations with approximately 12.5:1 ratio in kilometers per minute charging. So 4 minutes, 50 km. Unstoppable...
However, the main critic to Tesla Motors appears in its interest for luxury vehicles and parts. With a competitively priced car in the best selling sectors the true revolution could start. Now it's a technological show sadly subtracted to the most relevant part of the population. It's still not helping with relevance in parts per million of CO2 in the atmosphere, but they are showing what's possible.