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Originally Posted by botsapper View Post
Tesla Supercharger technology, faster charging. The new rate is 120 kW, which means you can add three hours of driving to a pack in "just over 20 minutes."
On their website they talk about driving 55MPG. Good luck, but I think that most of us here would support it. 165 miles. On their website, they show that it would take 5 hours and 11 minutes to charge that much with a 240 volt outlet, and almost 29 hours at 110v.

Will someone please explain how electricity works?

Their 240v High Power Wall Connector does the job in 2 hours and 35 minutes, so if you are on a road trip, you would spend almost as much time charging as driving. For people who can afford electric cars, I imagine the charging time is a major objection, as well as range, even though they probably drive further than something like a Leaf would allow infrequently, but charging seven times as fast, for free, should make Tesla far more popular.

I have seen arguments on here that the company will likely not be around for several years, but I think that this plan could really help, and then electric car technology should progress much faster.
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