Tesla: electric supercar driven - How many batteries?
The batteries take 14 hours to charge from a standard UK power outlet, but if you have a massive 63 Amp supply available - and there are few obvious reasons why you would - you can do it in four.
Better – and even more unlikely - if you have a three-phase power supply you can even zap the batteries to full in 45 minutes.
The more you use the batteries the more they’ll degrade. They could last 100,000 miles, but Tesla reckons on customers needing to replace them after five years.
At current prices that would cost £11-£12,000, but considering Tesla predicts it will be buying 70 million batteries a year by 2011, the cost should plunge in the near future.