I agree.coolfilmaker wrote:I think the crazy plan has to do with battery swapping at the supercharger stations.
I highly doubt Tesla will use a storage system for supercharging. It's just inefficient and unnecessary. It's the same reason they don't put solar panels in their cars.pii100 wrote:Solar is my guess also but who knows, I had forgotten SolarCity was an Elon enterprise. His comments at the shareholders meeting certainly seem to indicate solar, crystals lighting up? Great Idea on the retired packs for storage, I had not thought of that.. Not going to be a huge supply of those at first though.
I don't know about that. I've been thinking about it for a few hours and it sort of makes sense. By using solar you could bypass all of the regulations and red-tape involved in getting high voltage from the electric company. (I think I heard somewhere that this was slowing down Chademo adoption) and even if the station is out in the middle of nowhere on a long highway you wouldn't have to worry about having a high voltage connection to the grid.coolfilmaker wrote: I highly doubt Tesla will use a storage system for supercharging. It's just inefficient and unnecessary. It's the same reason they don't put solar panels in their cars.
Good so it isn't just me. I was scouring the internet and tesla's website trying to find the big announcement that they said would be coming on June 22. But I couldn't find anything.palmermd wrote:I was disappointed to not hear any announcement of the supercharger network on Friday. But I suppose it is better to slowly make big announcements to not have too much at once. News since Friday has some conflicting information. A earlier comment from Elon Musk indicates they will make some sort of announcement in July and another more recent comment from JB Straubel says within a year. I suppose July is within a year.