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A long standing barrier to driving green: Electric Vehicles take too long to recharge.

Tesla Motors knows this.

MIT Technology Review reports that Tesla’s technology team is working hard to reduce charging time. Its current ‘supercharge stations ’ – pictured left – can recharge your EV battery in just 20 minutes.

The team is confident that it can be reduced to just five minutes. Not much longer than filling your car with petrol.

Tesla’s chief technology officer, JB Straubel, said: “It’s not going to happen in a year from now. It’s going to be hard. But I think we can get down to five to 10 minutes.”

Tesla’s battery packs hold more than three times the energy of other EV batteries. This means they take far longer to charge; five hours of home charging takes you just half way to being fully recharged. Supercharging is a competitive necessity for the EV manufacturer.

The secret of their charging success? Straubel has explained that Tesla designs and builds all of the key components itself. They’re all created to work together for optimal compatibility and performance, unhindered by having to adapt for different EV models. He said “To do that kind of charging, everything has to be designed and working in perfect synchrony.”

Tesla aims to create an appealing option for EV drivers… recharging while you wait.

Whilst Tesla develops this exciting option, EValu8 can help with your home and on-site charging options. We may even be able to offer charging point funding to help with the purchase and installation. Please do contact the Evalu8 team and see how we can help.

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