Elon Musk, head of Tesla, said that the company takes the charging stations Supercharger powered by solar panels and batteries.
Tesla is actively developing a network of Supercharger. To date, there are about 860 stations, which in total accommodated more than 5650 Supercharger installations.
According to Mr. Mask, all Supercharger stations will be equipped with solar panels to generate electricity and battery packs for storing. Further the main part of the installations is to be fully decouple from the traditional electric grid.
In addition, Tesla intends to greatly expand the Supercharger network. It is necessary especially in the light of the coming to market of “national” electric car Model 3, which received more than 400 thousand pre-orders. Production of this model will be launched next month.
It is reported that before the end of the year the infrastructure of the Supercharger installations will be expanded to almost twice their total number will increase to about 10 000. Thus, the owners of electric cars will be easier to find free “refills” to replenish energy.
Note also that currently, Tesla is determined by the location of three new factories for the production of batteries in addition to the existing Gigafactory. We also consider the possibility of creating a fifth company.
In 2016, Tesla has supplied 76 230 electric vehicles, which is slightly less than the planned 80 000 pieces. The demand for the company’s cars was particularly high in the fourth quarter.
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