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VAN NUYS, Nev.
— Tesla Motors is unveiling the new Powerpack EV platform at the Powerpack Energy Summit in Reno, Nev., on Thursday.
The Powerpack platform, based on Tesla’s Powerpack technology, is based on the Powerpacks technology developed for Tesla’s supercharger network in the U.S.
The Powerpacks are fully autonomous electric vehicles that deliver on-demand, on-road power to remote communities, with a full range of driving options and an integrated network of Tesla Powerpack chargers.
“The Powerpak is a fully autonomous EV platform that brings our unique energy delivery capabilities to a global audience,” said Musk in a press release.
“It’s built to take advantage of the power and flexibility of Tesla’s Gigafactory and to create jobs and boost our energy economy.
The Powerpack also has a modular design that can be configured to meet the needs of your community and work in any way you need to be able to deliver the power you need.”
With the Powerpak, you can now be a full-service power grid operator for the remote communities of Nevada and beyond, and it’s the best choice for electric vehicles in Nevada.
“Tesla said that Powerpacks will be available for sale by the end of the year in Nevada, and the company said it has a long-term plan for the Power Packs.
Musk said that the PowerPack will not only offer energy independence for remote communities but also “a complete range of electric vehicle charging options, including Tesla Powerpacks.”
In a post on Medium, Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, said the PowerPak is not a battery.
Instead, the Power Pack is a self-propelled vehicle, a “complete battery” with an onboard charger that provides up to 30 kW of electricity, Musk said.
According to Musk, the battery is “much lighter than the battery pack and provides more power for longer distances and longer ranges,” and “can also recharge its own batteries when it’s charging and charging on the road.”
The Tesla PowerPack is built with high-speed lithium ion batteries, with up to 1,000-mile range.
At the event, Tesla said that it will “open a Tesla PowerPark” at the Reno facility that will allow remote communities to get full-power charging as early as 2021.
Tesla said the facility will also be home to Tesla’s “Powerpack Energy Storage” technology that allows for up to 12 hours of charge per day, according to Musk.
Tesla Energy, Tesla and Panasonic will each provide “substantially” more than 2,000 charging stations throughout the PowerPark, which is expected to be available “within a few years,” Musk said, according with Tesla.