Submitted by martin on Sun, 2016-08-21 23:46
Recently I had a long discussion with some people from Mercedes R&D about long range electric driving. Apparently the German automakers will make announcements at the Paris auto show concerning all electric vehicles. They proudly told me about the projected 300 Miles of range.
I then asked them
"And then, what?"
When they looked at me I told them that fast charging (meaning a full charge within an hour) is a prerequisite for long range trips. I told them that I would never buy such a car when it takes 4 hours to charge it. And that the charging infrastructure must be in place when these cars hit the streets.
But maybe the Paris Auto Show will reveal charging strategies aus well...
This morning there was a full page interview with the German Tesla Manager in a Stuttgart newspaper. The most interesting Part in that interview was a statement that Tesla would be wiling to discuss Super Charger Access for non Tesla vehicles if they could cope with the 120kW of charging power...