Published on February 3rd, 2014 | by Christopher DeMorro2
Tesla Cross Country Rally Completed In 76.5 Hours
The Tesla Model S driving team braved blizzards, sandstorms, and driving rain during their journey, and the electric car handled it all like a champ. The team made extensive use of the nationwide Supercharger network, which can deliver a full charge to a Model S in less than an hour. In total, it took 1,197 kWh of energy to cross the country, and none of it technically cost a dime as Tesla provides free Supercharging to all owners.
A total of 3,464.4 miles were covered during the journey, and all of the Tesla drivers were key members of the Model S team, with CTO JB Straubel riding along for the final ride into Manhattan, where CEO Elon Musk was waiting to greet the team. Musk is supposed to embark on a Tesla road trip himself, at some point, but for now this record-setting run is just another feather in his crowded hat.
The next step? Crossing Europe, and eventually Asia I imagine. With new Superchargers popping up on an almost weekly basis and sales in China looking optimistic, the Tesla plan to take over the world is progressing well.