Submitted by Bobfitz1 on 12. März 2011
Now that Tesla has broken news that each add'l 70 mile range increase over base will cost $10K, I know I'm wondering where that leaves those of us who will periodically want to take our EVs for longer trips. I would hope to someday drive mine from NJ to Charlotte, N.C. - a distance of about 600 miles. I think a big factor in whether I'd get 160, 230 or 300 would be the availability of locations where this "Fastcharge" would be available. Does anyone know if there are plans for Fastcharge to become available at the usual interstate fuel and food stops? Is 45 min. recharge time for a 160 battery pack or for any of the three? Does BetterPlace plan to put these type of Fastcharge hardware at Interstate fuel stations? If you could reserve a charging spot in advance (from the 17 " info screen of course!) and recharge in 40 min. while having coffee or a meal, the 230 pack might do the job.