Tesla Battery Swap Stations Will Arrive by the End of the Year

By the end of the year Tesla is going to install quick-swap bays at its Supercharger stations in California, which will give drivers the ability to swap out their depleted batteries in less than the time that it takes to fill up a tank of gas.

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Last night Tesla unveiled its latest innovation, which will keep Model S drivers on the road even longer. By the end of the year Tesla is going to install quick-swap bays at its Supercharger stations in California, which will give drivers the ability to swap out their depleted batteries in less than the time that it takes to fill up a tank of gas.
How does it work? Drivers will be able to pull into the quick-swap bays where the system will then swap out the drained battery and replace it with a new one. The driver doesn’t have to get out of the car and the process only takes about 90 seconds. While Tesla’s Superchargers are free, there is a cost for the battery swap, which will cost around $60-$80. Drivers can then come back later and pick up their original battery that will be fully recharged.

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The initial bays will be installed in California along Interstate 5, which will aid drivers that travel between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The second wave will see bays being installed between Boston and Washington, D.C.

Source: Tesla via Automotive News