Elon Musk tweeted that his company will convert all Superchargers to solar and battery power.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the company's Supercharger network is in the process of being completely disconnected on from the power grid. They are being converted to run on solar and battery power.
Like most news that gets made in America these days, the revelation came via early morning Tweet. The whole thing started at 2:55 am on June 9 when Musk tweeted "Few people know that we started Tesla when GM forcibly recalled all electric cars from customers in 2003 & then crushed them in a junkyard."
This prompter user David Kennedy to call Musk out on his Superchargers, which connect to the local power grid of wherever they are stationed. "Unfortunately I can stand at the Tesla superchargers and see the coal power plant. Play the shell game all you want these are coal powered.
Musk's response: "All Superchargers are being converted to solar/battery power. Over time, almost all will disconnect from the electricity grid."
This is the first time Musk has said all Superchargers will go off the grid. Formerly, Tesla has only stated that some would be solar-powered. This comes on the heels of a February statement that Tesla is working on doubling its Supercharger network to 10,000 stations in anticipation of its Model 3 rollout.
Musk did not specify when the conversion would be completed.