Tesla's first Model S battery swap station opens next week

Tesla's automated battery swap stations that boost cars with a fully charged power pack instead of a slow charge are finally becoming a reality. First shown off over a year ago, the company announced today that it's ready to start a pilot program for invited Model S owners along the San Francisco to LA route, at a facility across the street from its Supercharger station in Harris Ranch, CA.

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cl19832138d ago

Having to make an appointment only decreases the value of a electric car. If it's still cheaper and faster to get a tank of gas then that reduces the rest of the value of battery cars.