The Tesla ‘Energy Crisis’, captured on video

Ok, so maybe this isn’t a ‘Energy Crisis’ per se, but rather a structural barrier to just installing more supercharging stations.

This video was take on Thanksgiving day, 2019 at the San Luis Obispo, CA Supercharger Station.

More than fifteen Teslas were waiting to recharge at 4:45pm that day. The previous day, Tesla brought a Megapack that is said to be good for charging around 100 Teslas at once.

This was at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, which is on the west coast of central California.

It’s a small little somewhat-rich town and the biggest town within a ninety minute drive. Couple that with it being Thanksgiving weekend, and it being situated on the main highway directly in the middle of San Francisco and Los Angeles gives this video some context.

“Tesla supercharging stations charge with up to 150 kW of power distributed between two cars with a maximum of 150 kW per car, depending on version. They take about 20 minutes to charge to 50%, 40 minutes to charge to 80%, and 75 minutes to 100% on the original 85 kWh Model S.”

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