#1 cleantech news, reviews, & analysis site in world. Support our work today. The future is now.


Batteries no image

Published on February 8th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

14

Elon Musk & Tesla CTO JB Straubel Answer Questions In Amsterdam (VIDEO)

February 8th, 2014 by  


Originally published on EV Obsession.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and CTO JB Straubel recently stopped into Amsterdam for a 1-hour townhall meeting with Tesla Model S owners and enthusiasts. A video of the meeting was recorded (natch) and is embedded above.

Questions related to navigation, charging in Belgium, vehicle-to-grid technology and plans, song availability in Europe, solar + Tesla, and much more. Some key notes, imho, include:

  • Tesla is now installing close to one Supercharger per day!
  • Tesla Superchargers are projected to get up to a 135 kW level soon (a bit more than the ~2 kW a typical house uses at one time).
  • Elon and Tesla’s CTO think “smart conductive charging” is going to win out over inductive charging, largely due to efficiency issues, but they’ve had numerous conversations about this.
  • Version 6.0 software with “real-time” traffic information and better suspension control is coming soon (probably within the month).
  • The San Francisco to Los Angeles battery-swapping service is supposed to be up within a few months.

If anything else in the video is particularly interesting to you, feel free to chime in below! 
 
Follow CleanTechnica on Google News.
It will make you happy & help you live in peace for the rest of your life.




Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


About the Author

is tryin' to help society help itself one word at a time. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. He's also the CEO of Important Media. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, Canada, and Curaçao. Zach has long-term investments in Tesla [TSLA] — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in this company and feels like it is a good cleantech company to invest in. But he offers no investment advice and does not recommend investing in Tesla or any other company.



Back to Top ↑