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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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RE: OK
By Reclaimer77 on 2/4/2014 3:50:05 PM , Rating: 0
I said they would be a "reality", that's a far cry from saying hydrogen was, specifically, my "favorite".

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PHEVs, OTOH, will.


Nope. The people will never accept a car they have to plug in when not using. Too impracticable. And what about those who don't have garages or access to electricity?

Dejavu, I feel like we've been here before....


RE: OK
By flyingpants1 on 2/5/2014 6:32:42 AM , Rating: 3
Well most people drive less than 30 miles/day, so how about charging once every week at any DC fast charge station?


RE: OK
By Mint on 2/26/2014 4:48:12 PM , Rating: 2
How is plugging in impractical? It takes less time and costs way less to plug in and out 5 times a week than to go to the gas station.

Yeah, some people don't have a garage, but most do:
http://www.nahb.org/generic.aspx?genericContentID=...
Especially new car buyers, who are more affluent than the general public.


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