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12,000 mile, 18 day Tesla Supercharger trip around the USA

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  1. Lanny

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    Cool, thanks for Sharing... All without paying for any electricity!
     
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    is this just in planning phase? I see no anticipated start date listed anywhere...
     
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    The driver is leaving from Portland tomorrow.
     
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    Follow @plugshare for the trip.
     
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    "The longest journey ever made by an electric vehicle"?

    I doubt that. Maybe a record for 12.000 miles covered in the shortest amount of time.
     
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    Not begrudging that they're doing it or anything, but these have become "so what" events to me. Drive, charge for a bit while having coffee, drive more, etc. It's a positive thing that it's commonplace ... driving long distances in an EV is really no big deal with the right infrastructure in place.

    Now, the drive to Panama? Different
     
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    or the Roadster around the world...a bit different.
     
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    Getting the rest of the world to recognize this... is the point.
     
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    This really bugs me.. even though the trip is now in progress, there are no dates whatsoever anywhere on their website. No starting dates, no anticipated stop/charging points, etc. Only by looking at the maps, I was able to discern that the trip is currently in progress.
     
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    Something is whacky with the calculations on their live map. More charging time than driving time? Not sure how that's even possible with super chargers..
     
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    #18 RobsJester, Mar 31, 2014
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    Thanks for pointing that out Yobigd20.
    You are right, a few months after our engagement, my wife and I did a 15k mile trip to the four furthest corners of the Continental United States in our 60kwh Model S last summer - Key West, Madawaska Maine, Blaine Washington, and the Int'l Friendship park in San Diego. I crossed into Quebec/Ontario Canada for part of it. I'm stoked for whomever is doing this trip, and wish them safe travels - but it's not the longest road trip in a Tesla, I'd think that would go to Rafael de Mestre, but they will certainly beat our time. I am excited the Supercharger Network has made cross-country trips in a EV as quick as a ICE.

    The ModelS is the perfect car for road tripping, quiet, roomy, and of course lots of performance to make the boring stretches a little less so. Tesla launched the Customer Stories blog at TM.com with our story and three others, I also posted something to Jalapnik with a couple more pictures if your interested:
    A Complete Circuit - A Tesla Road Trips the United States
    If you really want to be all stalkerish... we started a blog for the first 8 days or so... but once Bridget left the trip, I got all lazy and stopped posting: Tesla... Meet America | On the Road in a 60KW Model S


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    Didn't Alabama and Mississippi feel left out? Whyd you cut north from Houston?
     
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    Trip to reach Worthington, MN late tonight or early morning tomorrow. I will post approx time as I know more. Hope to provide information about approx arrival times during trip's path in Midwest. Let me know if someone wants to take over past OH.
     

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