• Rachel Konrad Posted: 6/17/2009 1:06pm PDT

    Indeed, as Richard accurately notes in this blog post, public charging infrastructure is a complicated issue. That's why Tesla leapfrogs the public charging station debate entirely and builds vehicles that can be plugged into ANY conventional 120V or 240V outlet, whether in your home, office parking lot, garage or hotel. In fact, this car can be completely charged from anyplace you plug in a blow dryer -- and I don't see a robust debate in the blogosphere about the infrastructure hurdles facing the hair styling industry.
    Thanks.
    Rachel Konrad
    Sr Communications Manager
    Tesla Motors Inc.

  • R2Dad Posted: 6/17/2009 5:27pm PDT

    Unless car manufacturers can get the charge time down to less than 2 hours (about the amount of time someone would spend shopping) Coulomb is wasting their investor's money. But how cool would that be to park your car at a meter and pay for the parking and a charge at the same time? Tesla is correct, in asmuchas people who live closer than 25 miles from work don't have to worry about charging in public places.

  • MimarSinan Posted: 6/18/2009 2:04am PDT

    Gas stations are SO 20th century !
    Also, the guy is a genius: replace the oil by electrons; easy way, pop out/in, go!.. all in a fraction of the time it takes filling up (=poisining ourselves). I don't know you, but I want all these guys (GM, Ford, etc..) shut their factories out or convert it and go sign with the guy.
    And BTW hybrids are a joke, maybe ncessary for the transition, but I would only buy whatever the marque who makes this vision come thru: Renault, Nissan, BYD,.. whatever.