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Old 07-06-2015, 02:57 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Suppose the charging stations need to charge 120 cars per hour.
They'd be able to do that with 8 4-minute chargers, or 120 1-hour chargers.
They'd draw the same power from the grid, but the charge station infrastructure needed for the first setup would be much less.
I think there is more to it. The grid is AC while the charging is DC, so 8 inverters or 120? And one of the proposed uses for the Gigafactory is to add battery banks to the nodes on the Tesla Supercharger network.
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