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950 miles in two days. Taking an electric road trip in a Tesla

Discussion in 'Supercharging & Charging Infrastructure' started by thecloud, Jul 28, 2019.

  1. thecloud

    thecloud As rhythm raced inside, the ship came alive

    Nov 24, 2014
    Sunnyvale, CA
    A really positive article from CNN that covers the current reality of taking a road trip in a Tesla, versus 6 years ago:
    CNN - Breaking News, Latest News and Videos

    One of my favorite quotes from the article: "Tesla Superchargers are just cooler than other EV chargers, many of which look like vacuum cleaners strapped to poles and left to die. Tesla's, on the other hand, look like something you wouldn't mind having in your living room. Also, they're fast."
  2. Big Earl

    Big Earl Supporting Member

    Jul 12, 2017
    Springfield, VA
    950 miles in two days is a walk in the park. :)
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  3. David99

    David99 Active Member

    Jan 31, 2014
    Brea, Orange County
    Just did 1100 miles in a day :)

    But It's great to see some positive news in the mainstream media.
  4. bpjones

    bpjones Member

    Nov 16, 2018
    Houston, TX
    My favorite quote from the article was:

    “...I decided I was safer on a long, monotonous drive using the system than not using it. I was safer, that is, if I used Autopilot the way it was intended and not, as some people have, as a substitute for driving. Autopilot does not make you a passenger. It makes you a less tired driver. I was still driving all the time, but with help from cameras and sensors to keep the car in its lane, maintain a safe distance from other cars and assist with lane changes. My eyes were still on the road, my hands were still on the steering wheel.”

    This is a perfect explanation for the uninitiated to understand.
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  5. srs5694

    srs5694 Member

    Jan 15, 2019
    Woonsocket, RI
    That article's narrative is similar to what I experienced on my first (and so far, only) road trip in my Model 3:

    A Tesla Model 3 Road Ttrip

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