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LIVE: Elon Musk speaks in Norway about Tesla's European plans

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  1. doug

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    Tesla CEO Elon Musk is about to give a talk at the <s>US embassy</s> Tesla store in Norway. We expect he will announce important information about the European launch of the Model S as well as Tesla's European Supercharger plans. The talk begins at 7:30pm CET, 10:30am PST. Watch with us live here and comment below.

    Update: The event is now over, but you can watch a recording of it below. Things get started after the 00:25:30 point. Elon said Norway will have the first Model S deliveries in Europe. Also starting with a network of four, he says Norway will have the first superchargers outside North America and, as in the US, will be "free forever."

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    Also discussed in this forum thread: Tesla Norway Event (Oslo March 6th)
    Thanks TMC member Nuvolari for setting up the stream!
     
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    Lots of love for Norway. Free supercharging for life. First superchargers and Model S deliveries in Europe.
     
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    European Model is will have 3 phase charging...

    The charging connector will be Mennekes Type-2, but also will have a CHAdeMO adapter.

    AWD Model S is not coming soon.
     
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    A least 4 Superchargers in Norway, perhaps more.
     
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    Elon says in principle it will be possible to swap out battery packs in the Model S with a future better pack. However, Tesla has made specific statements not promising that. You could see GeorgeB getting a bit uncomfortable at that point.
     
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    Awesome... George gave a TMC shout out!
     
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    0.2%/day charge loss in sleep mode when installed later on, but before first European deliveries.
     
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    thanks for the play by play Adm and doug!
     
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    The video is from the Tesla store. He was at the ambassador's mansion at a reception before he gave the talk at the store.
     
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    Thanks. Of course that makes a lot more sense. There was something else going on at the embassy earlier in the evening. See here:Tesla Norway Event (Oslo March 6th) - Page 2

    Will fix.
     
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    Elon mentioned about swapping pack capacities/energies and that the battery management computer is in the pack. This is exactly how my Ford Ranger EV is. The initial lead acid battery packs and the NiMH packs were diffrent inside, but the interface the the vehicle was the same. The pack just repored back the SOC and controlled the charger etc, where the computer in the battery pack knew about the capacity and chemistry. This sounds like exacty what Tesla is doing with the Model S, in that the pack knows it is a 85KW, 60KW, 40KW etc then reports that to the car as soon as the pack is plugged in. This makes the most sense from a standards, development and manufacturing aspect and leaves maximum flexability for future service, upgrade and technology advancements.
     
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    This reminds me of the first episode of Twin Peaks from 1989...or was it 1990? But in reverse... :)
     

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