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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Galway Independent | Tesla's power surge

Galway Independent | Tesla's power surge: "Elon Musk, the billionaire philanthropist, CEO of Tesla, seems able, thus far, to shrug off the vagaries of the stock market’s panic mentality. This week he took to his Twitter account (which has 199,000 followers) to announce, somewhat inscrutably, that “there is a way for the Tesla Model S to be recharged throughout the country faster than you could fill a gas tank.”

Tesla recently unveiled a plan for a national (and international) network of solar-powered ‘Superchargers’ – fast charge points which can recharge a Model S’ batteries to 80 per cent full in about 30 minutes. Now that’s far longer than it takes to refill a conventional fuel tank, so what does Musk have up his sleeve? All he will reveal so far is that it’s “part of a mystery announcement. Part five of the trilogy.”"

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