Could Tesla Motors be on the verge of a major breakthrough – one that eliminates the biggest concern people have about electric vehicles? That’s something the California carmaker’s CEO Elon Musk suggested is in the works.
“About to end range anxiety,” the South African-born executive tweeted on Sunday, promising to have a major announcement involving the maker’s Model S battery cars on Thursday morning.
Range anxiety is the term used to describe the fear motorists have that they might run out of power before reaching their destination. And, along with the high price for battery vehicles, it’s seen as a significant obstacle to wider acceptance of the technology.