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Tesla employees completed the trek in 76.5 hours

Last week, we brought you the news that Tesla Motors had “built out” its free Supercharger network to extend from coast-to-coast. Although the current cross-country route is extremely limited due to Supercharger locations, it is possible. 
 
To show that making the trek across the country is now viable, a crew of 15 drivers (all Tesla employees) drove two Model S sedans from Los Angeles to New York City. The team made the journey in just over 76 hours, covering a total distance of 3,464.5 miles. Total energy consumed by the cars during the trip: 1,197.8 kWh.

 
According to Tesla, the vehicles “recorded the lowest charge time for an electric vehicle traveling across the country,” which should be enough to secure a sport in the Guinness Book of World Records.

The ability to travel across the country using the route that YOU want — which is possible with a gasoline, diesel, or even a hybrid-engine vehicle — won't be viable until Tesla significantly boosts the number of Superchargers available. However, by 2015, crossing the country using just about any major route shouldn't be a problem for Tesla drivers.
 
You can read about Tesla’s cross-country trip on the company’s blog.

Source: Tesla Motors





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Model S... sedans?
By Odeen on 2/4/2014 1:25:34 PM , Rating: 1
Since there's no trunk that's separate from the cabin, they're not sedans.

And since the distance between the C and D pillars is significantly smaller than the distance between the B and C pillars, they're not wagons.

Therefore, Model S'es are $100K hatchbacks.




RE: Model S... sedans?
By OnyxNite on 2/4/2014 3:02:19 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Since there's no trunk that's separate from the cabin, they're not sedans.

Sure there is. It's in the front though where the engine would be in an ICE car.


RE: Model S... sedans?
By flyingpants1 on 2/4/2014 3:08:42 PM , Rating: 2
Okay.


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