by Important Media Cross-Post
Originally published on Gas2
By Christopher DeMorro.
The Tesla Model S has defied even the wildest expectations, shooting Tesla Motors stock into the stratosphere and increasing the profile of Elon Musk exponentially. So now is the perfect time for Musk to embark on a great American road trip. Musk claims that during a six-day road trip from Los Angeles to New York City, the Tesla Model S will spend just 9 hours charging.
Musk tweeted about the trip late last week, with details having been finalized. The trip will no doubt showcase Tesla’s network of Supercharger stations, which have been slowly cropping up along America’s coast. But America’s heartland is devoid of Superchargers, so how Musk plans to spend just 9 hours recharging at Tesla-exclusive charging station has me scratching my head.
The 3,200 mile journey will require a minimum of 11 refills, even if Musk manages to wrangle 300 miles per-charge. Musk claims that they will spend just 1.5 hours a day recharging, the same amount of time they would spend at rest stops or tourist attractions.
Fair enough, but Tesla’s own Supercharge map shows wide swaths of the country remain uncovered. Am I missing something here? Probably. I know enough not to doubt Elon Musk when he says he is going to do something.
Source: Elon Musk’s Twitter
This article, Elon Musk To Drive Tesla Model S Across America In Six Days, is syndicated from Clean Technica and is posted here with permission.
- Elon Musk To Drive Tesla Model S Across America In Six Days (cleantechnica.com)
- Elon Musk Is Getting Ready To Drive His Family Across The Country In A Tesla Model S (businessinsider.com)
- Elon Musk To Traverse The U.S. Using A Model S And Tesla Superchargers In 6 Day Trip, With Only 9 Hours Spent Charging (techcrunch.com)