The leader of AOL Auto’s second annual Technology Of The Year endowment ran divided with a votes for a award, clearly leading all of a other contenders.
We’re giving it to Tesla’s Supercharger Network, that currently is done adult of 54 charging stations in a U.S. that can yield about half an electric car’s full assign in only 20 minutes, compared with a 8-hour charges from required outlets.
The editorial staff concluded that a Tesla Supercharger is a diversion changer, and simply deserves to be called a Technology Of The Year.
“Tesla is showing, again, that there are extraordinary technological breakthroughs to be done in a EV game, and are kind of creation a rest of a attention demeanour bad,” pronounced Sebastian Blanco, editor of Autoblog Green.
AOL Autos’ Multimedia Director Adam Morath concluded that a Supercharger is a diversion changer. “With a Supercharger, Tesla is rebellious a sleepy arguments opposite a foundation of a vehicle conduct on by addressing range, assign times, horse accessibility and purify appetite prolongation (the Supercharger is powered by solar energy, not coal) all in one stroke,” he said.
The row reviewed some-more than 40 competent submissions from readers, editorial staff and industry, a row of judges named a following as finalists: Chevrolet MyLink Valet Mode; Infiniti Backup Collision Intervention; Tesla Supercharger Network; Volvo Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection with Full Auto Brake; Mopar In-Vehicle Wireless Charging for Portable Devices; and Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive.
Superchargers are located opposite a U.S., creation it probable for an electric automobile motorist to take a coast-to-coast trip. They’re strategically placed nearby amenities like roadside diners, cafes, and selling centers so drivers can stop, eat, and come behind to a charged electric car. Most of a staff did not get to exam a Supercharger network firsthand, though have been following it closely. A former TRANSLOGIC contributor tested it, and pronounced it works as promised. And Blanco has been following a Supercharger’s growth utterly closely, and pronounced he hasn’t listened a singular censure from users in a U.S. or Europe.
Jeremy Korzeniewski, Managing Editor of Autoblog, pronounced a Supercharger levels a personification ground, creation electric cars roughly as available as gas-powered cars. “There’s simply no approach a normal consumer is going to cruise putting an electric vehicle in their garage if there’s no approach to refuel it on a go,” he said. “If Tesla is means to continue rolling out prolonged stretches of Superchargers, EVs will finally have a turn personification belligerent that they need in sequence to have a possibility during succeeding.”
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced he’s formulation to take a family outing opposite a nation in a Model S in March. We’re looking brazen to tracking his swell from charging hire to charging station.