The Supercharger stations are designed to work only with Tesla's Model S sedans, which just became available in June.
Cars equipped with a 60 or 85 kWh battery can take advantage of Tesla's growing network of Supercharger stations.
The Supercharger is an industrial grade, high speed charger designed to replenish 150 miles of travel in about 30 minutes when applied to the 85 kWh vehicle. [emphasis added]
Hours after unveiling plans for a nationwide network of "Superchargers," Tesla Motors (TSLA) on Tuesday quietly cut its revenue forecast for 2012 and admitted that production of its all-electric Model S sedan is "slower than we had earlier anticipated."
Tesla also revealed plans to shore up its balance sheet and raise at least $128 million through the sale of an additional 4.3 million shares of stock, and to make changes to the terms of its $465 million loan from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Each solar power system is designed to generate more energy from the sun over the course of a year than is consumed by Tesla vehicles using the Supercharger. This results in a slight net positive transfer of sunlight generated power back to the electricity grid. In addition to lowering the cost of electricity, this addresses a commonly held misunderstanding that charging an electric car simply pushes carbon emissions to the power plant. The Supercharger system will always generate more power from sunlight than Model S customers use for driving.
eriko: Hmm. 100kW in 30 minutes. 200kW per hour, so, obviously, 200kW/hrs.
Also, there's no way the station will be run on pure solar. Just not possible -- our current technology cannot produce enough solar energy to power a car without requiring long charging times. It would have to produce enough energy to propel a few 2+ ton cars if they expect multiple customers at once.
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