Supercharger concept reserved by Tesla

By Matt Tran - Feb 18, 2014

A supercharger concept for electric cars has been reserved by Tesla, after the company applied for a number of new patents. These new designs if approved would enable Tesla to potentially open up a number of new multi-port charging stations, making their electric cars more power manageable.

The superchargers program would see more charging stations built to accommodate a large number of electric vehicles at once, each at varying stages of charge. The charging station is also reportedly very smart, according to Green Car Reports the ports will be able to serve electricity to vehicles on a first come first served basis and even redirect power to the car that needs juice the most.

The superchargers will also supposedly be able to distribute power to the cars based on intended departure time, this may prompt drivers to interact with the station and state how long they plan to stop and charge for. The station would presumably use this information to make sure those leaving first get priority power and smaller amounts are given to motorists who are leaving last. This would ensure distribution is fair and serves everyone’s needs.


Whilst this concept sounds fantastic, it would rely on honesty from drivers. For example if somebody plans on staying for an hour but says they are only staying for 10 minutes, they would get priority to power opposed to another person who might genuinely need it first.

In the amusing event that all cars need to leave at roughly the same time, the supercharger would have to use its intelligence by dishing out the appropriate amounts of electricity to consumers based on their battery level and requirements. So far there are 6 supercharger stations in the US, more are set to follow and could see interesting upgrades should Tesla’s patents get the green light.

Are you an electric car owner, how much would more of these supercharger stations around the country benefit you?

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  • Jim5437532

    Other manufacturers have made lithium network chargers before Tesla even started to manufacture cars. Tesla is a follower, not a leader. Tesla copies ideas from others, calls it new and it’s own.

    Tesla manufactures more excuses, then cars.

    There has been at least five significant Tesla related fires. Tesla has been dragging its feet on safety and the recall. lol

    The most recent Tesla garage fire to hit the news was in Toronto. The car supposedly wasn’t even plugged in, so the charging system isn’t likely to be a source. I’m hoping to hear reports from the fire departments investigation, because I don’t trust Tesla’s “fire investigations”, which seem more like coverups.

    There has been at least five Tesla fires. Two Teslas caught on fire after only running over road debris. One Tesla caught on fire and EXPLODED after being in an accident in Mexico. There was a Tesla fire in a California garage, that the Tesla charger connection was ruled as a possible source of the fire by the fire department. Recently there was a Tesla garage fire in Toronto, that so far I haven’t heard the fire department give a ruling. Arguably there has been scores, possibly hundreds of minor Tesla fires. There has been a plethora of Tesla charge connectors that have overheated, melted and burned. Though many Tesla shills will argue that they are not fire. Categorically and scientifically they are often classified as fire. Rapid oxidation or rapid decomposition is often classified as fire. Like the metaphor; where there is smoke, there is fire.

    A few months ago there was a Tesla related garage fire in California that the fire department ruled that the Tesla charging system was a possible source of the fire. The suspect portion of the Tesla charging system that the fire department in California determined was a possible source of the California garage fire, is also suspected in many other Tesla charger reported cases that Tesla charge connections have overheated, melted and burned. Tesla issued a software “fix”, however Tesla charge connectors have continued to overheat, melt and burn despite the so-called “fix”.

    The Tesla model S. still has defects that make it a fire hazard. Tesla charger connections are still overheating, melting and burning. Tesla batteries are poorly located and poorly protected.

    On 01-09-2014 Elon Musk said that replacement adapters that are part of the recall would be mailed out within two weeks. A month later Tesla customers have still not received the replacement adapters that are part of the Tesla model S. recall.

    Several people have been injured by faulty Tesla charge connectors. Tesla is big on making promises and hype, but short on delivery. Tesla needs to start making safety a top priority. Tesla needs to stop playing blame games and games with semantics. Tesla needs to stop lying. Tesla needs to be proactive instead of reactive. Tesla is being a follower of technology, rather than a leader. Tesla is a greedy corporation that has a disregard for safety. The Tesla model S. is an E-Pinto.