Tesla Motors vehicles are not really the ones that pose the most problems in terms of autonomy, the brand offering what remains at present, the most efficient electric cars on the market.
However, even with 500 to 600 km of autonomy, it is necessary to go through the recharging of its vehicle, and if the company offered a charger to be installed directly at the owners of its Roadsters or Model S, Tesla could soon offer a system still more efficient.
The production of the new system could take place in the next 6 months: "We will probably have to wait another month or two to unveil the product. But it's excellent" said Jeffrey Brian Straubel, technical director of the firm, on the sidelines of the presentation of the group's annual results.
Without revealing a lot about the system, it would be a battery that can power the house and can also be used as a rapid charging station for an electric vehicle. The precise objective and the advantages of such a solution for housing have yet to be defined.
For the moment, speculations point in the direction of a large battery allowing to act as a backup generator when the accommodation comes to be deprived of the standard energy network … But this idea represents too little interest for that Tesla doesn't advertise this system as "excellent".
We can think that such a system is recharged during off-peak hours to take advantage of preferential pricing, all combined with solar panels.
The most attractive alternative would be for Tesla to offer a relatively small footprint battery allowing to store enough energy produced by solar panels and wind turbines to allow to supply almost or totally a home at any time of the year. But it seems that the yields of solar panels and the storage capacity of batteries do not yet allow us to offer this solution to date.