Elon Musk promises Tesla battery-swap demo on June 20

The company has been rumored to be working on technology that will allow drivers to easily change out batteries. Those rumors were apparently true.


Tesla CEO Elon Musk has promised a swappable-battery demo at a company event on June 20 event.

In a Tuesday tweet, Musk said the Tesla event, which will take place at 8 p.m. PT Thursday at the company's design studio in Hawthorne, Calif., will include a "live pack swap demo."

Rumors have been swirling for months that Musk's Tesla was working on a technology that would allow drivers with batteries running low to get out of one of its electric cars and swap the battery for one that's ostensibly full. That would allow for more driving without needing to stop and recharge.

Last month, Tesla filed a document with the Securities and Exchange Commission outlining its plans to deliver the "capability to rapidly swap out the Model S battery pack and the development of specialized public facilities to perform such swapping, which do not currently exist but which we plan to introduce in the near future." Musk didn't say anything about those facilities on his Twitter page.

(Via The Verge)

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