Tesla Motors show cased the concept of battery swap technology not too long and appears to be ready to start the beta testing. This technology will allow you to receive a fully charged batter in your Model S significantly quicker than filling up a tank of gas. Starting next week in Harris Ranch, CA, select Model S owners will be able to test out a custom built facility for battery swapping. Tesla hopes to learn more regarding the battery swap technology and demand. As of now, it will take roughly three minutes to swap a battery due to the ballistic plates. In addition, the beta tester will have to set an appointment and pay a small fee for the privilege.
Depending on the demand and how Tesla can improve the battery swap technology will ultimately decided if they peruse this concept further.
To learn more, read the official Press Release here.
Watch the Tesla original demo of the Battery Swapping Technology.