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

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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!


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