Quick Note: Tesla Employees Complete LA to NY Trip Using Model S Sedans, Superchargers
February 4, 2014 10:44 AM
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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
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
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
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RE: No mention of cost
2/5/2014 4:20:11 AM
Wasn't the power consumption they listed in the article for two cars (total)?
That would make the "fuel" used about $72 per vehicle, rather than $144.
Of course they were actually using Tesla's superchargers, so the cost per se was zero, but I understand the basis of your comparison.
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