Submitted by evcarfan91 on Sat, 2013-05-11 16:12
Tesla Motors' own 10-Q filed with the SEC on Friday May 10, 2013 mentions this battery swapping feature coming soon.
Trying to figure out how it would work. Fully doable with just robotics? Or would these facilities need to be staffed? And if I have spent $90,000 on a Model S, a huge portion of whose price is the 85kwh battery, don't I own the battery? If it is swapped, does it get put in someone else's car? What if they treat it poorly? Do I get it back only if I drive back to the original facility?