12 Things Elon Musk Wants to Build

By Mark Milian - 2013-08-13T21:19:54Z

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Refueled by Robots

Some of Tesla's supercharger stations will be home to another one of the company's inventions. In June, Musk unveiled a battery-swapping system for the Model S that removes and replaces the car's 1,000-pound lithium-ion battery with a fully charged one in just 90 seconds. The demo showed robots swapping packs in two cars faster than one Audi sedan could be refilled with gasoline. Musk wanted to show how an electric car can be more convenient than a gas-powered vehicle.