By JG Vibes
September 25, 2012
Today Tesla Motors unveiled
its highly anticipated Supercharger network, which is said to make long
distance travel in cars totally free thanks to the use of solar energy
and electricity. So far the network is made up of six Supercharger
stations stretching across California, as well as parts of Nevada and
Arizona. These stations will allow the Tesla Model S to recharge for
free, and each charge is said to last for an extremely long distance.
This is so groundbreaking because until now one of the major drawbacks
to electric cars was their inability to travel long distances on a
The charging centers that have opened so far are just the first of
many, the company plans to install Superchargers in high traffic
corridors across the United States, enabling fast, purely electric
travel from Vancouver to San Diego, Miami to Montreal and Los Angeles to
New York, all by next year. By 2015, Tesla Motors plans to create more
than 100 charging stations across the United States, while also
branching out into Europe and Asia.
The Supercharging stations will be twice as fast as any now in use and will be installed at highway rest stops.
The rooftop canopy at many of the charging stations will carry a solar
array that will place more electricity onto the local power grid, over
time, than the cars use. For an undisclosed price there will also be
home charging stations that will make local driving more convenient.
Elon Musk, Tesla Motors co-founder and CEO said in a press release ”Tesla’s
Supercharger network is a game changer for electric vehicles, providing
long distance travel that has a level of convenience equivalent to
gasoline cars for all practical purposes. However, by making electric
long distance travel at no cost, an impossibility for gasoline cars,
Tesla is demonstrating just how fundamentally better electric transport
can be. We are giving Model S the ability to drive almost anywhere for
free on pure sunlight.”
It is only fitting for an achievement like this to come from an organization that took on the name of Tesla. Nikola Tesla was
one of the greatest inventors in history and had actually discovered
methods of harnessing free energy during his lifetime. Since many of
Tesla’s inventions were not politically feasible they were never
invested in and were never able to truly be realized. Today’s political
climate is just as treacherous and controlled as it was in Tesla’s day,
and there are many people out there who are fighting to suppress this
sort of energy, so the development of these charging sites will be a
very interesting thing to watch.
Already there has been talk of financial problems for the company, and it was in the news this month that Morgan Stanley basically controls their stock rating. That in itself is another ironic twist, because Morgan Stanley can trace its roots to J.P Morgan, the investor who pulled his funding on Tesla when
he realized the financial and political implications of a world with
free energy. Morgan Stanley has been kind to Tesla Motors so far but we
all know that history has a tendency to repeat itself so that is
another thing to look out for.
J.G. Vibes is the author of an 87 chapter counter culture textbook called Alchemy of the Modern Renaissance and host of a show called Voluntary Hippie Radio.