Electric car maker Tesla unveils 90-second battery pack swap

Tesla Motor Inc CEO Musk talks about Tesla's new battery swapping program in HawthorneBy Nichola Groom LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Tesla Motors Inc on Thursday unveiled a system to swap battery packs in its electric cars in about 90 seconds, a service Chief Executive Elon Musk said will help overcome fears about their driving range. The automaker will roll out the battery-swapping stations later this year, beginning along the heavily-traveled route between Los Angeles and San Francisco and then in the Washington-to-Boston corridor. "There are some people, they take a lot of convincing," Musk said at an event at Tesla's Los Angeles design studio. …

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