Sep 26th, 2012 by Ross Edwards
Tesla has launched a network of quick charging stations that can give a 150-mile charge in just 30 minutes, making life much easier for EV owners and giving the EV charging infrastructure a boost. The electric car charging stations, called Superchargers, are now in southern California. All of the charging stations will be solar-powered, and Tesla claims they will actually add power to the grid.
The one problem with the Tesla Supercharger stations, according to The Truth About Cars. The Tesla Supercharger EV charging stations will only charge the Tesla Model S and Model X. That means that the Tesla Roadster, along with the Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi i-MiEV and any plug-in hybrids will not be able to use the EV charging stations.
This highlights one of the biggest problems with electric vehicles. Range and charging issues aside, even when a quick charging station is built, it doesn’t automatically work with all EVs (though adapters can be made to allow use with different charging systems).