Source: Tesla Motors
quote: Musk further noted that Broder's charge time on the second stop was 47 minutes, and not 58 minutes as stated in the article's graphic. If Broder didn't turn off the Supercharger at 47 minutes and went for the full 58, it would have been "virtually impossible" for him to run out of energy so quickly.
quote: Tis the price to pay for bleeding edge stuff
quote: You can keep bringing that analogy up, but it's not really appropriate.
quote: And if it was your price to pay, I would agree. I don't care if someone buys and EV. I don't care if it works for them or not.I care that I'm being asked to help pay for what is, at this point in time, playtoys for playboys.
quote: Why is not appropriate?
quote: when switching from one major form of communications/transportation/etc. that can often take years?
quote: It took years for the infrastructure to be in place to make gasoline engine vehicles practical in the United States.
quote: When you can pull up to a station and "quick charge" your battery in less than 10 minutes, then you'll see EVs take off.
quote: Key difference though, oil/gasoline created an industrial and economic boom. So people were highly incentivized to make it happen because it was extremely profitable to do so. Look at all the millionaires/billionaires this has created over our history.
quote: Plus some of us are tired of being pivot men to oil companies. I don't know about some of you but I am getting sore.
quote: And if it was your price to pay, I would agree. I don't care if someone buys and EV. I don't care if it works for them or not.
quote: Requiring a full hour to refuel/recharge is unacceptable, in my opinion. I understand that storing that much energy in a rechargeable battery in that amount of time is an impressive technological achievement, but it's still far from good enough. They need to get that time down to more like 5 minutes in order to be competitive with conventional vehicles.
quote: Requiring a full hour to refuel/recharge is unacceptable, in my opinion.