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Dave Metcalf and son Adam break the 400 miles challenge! Incredible...

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  1. dmetcalf

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    #1 dmetcalf, Dec 8, 2012
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    Dave Metcalf and son Adam break the 400 miles challenge! Incredible...

    Okay guys, I'm going for it with my 12yr old son who loves Guinness. Left at 12:22 AM Eastern. Got some good advice from Tesla and my NASA engineer friends. It is going well so far 60mi in 12.4kWh avging 202Wh/mi including two big bridges to get off the island. After that down to 191 or less... I'll keep you posted at stops. Pray we don't get rear-ended!

    I'll autopost pics to Twitter- follow dmetcalf.
     
  2. dsm363

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    Good luck!
     
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    Go Dave, Go!

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    Aweeeeesome!
     
  6. NigelM

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    Looks like it's time for a break....
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    Back on the road...
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    Dave Metcalf's attempt at 400 miles (live today)

    Started this thread to follow Dave and his son today. Please add posts and pics, especially if you're following Dave on twitter.

    Thanks. Go Dave, go!
     
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    Yeah! You can do it!!!!!!!
     
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    He definitely can with 200 miles down and 162 rated still on the dash! And here we thought someone in CA would be first ;)

    Still chugging along:

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    Wonder what speed he's traveling? My guess 50mph.
     
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    If you make it to Ft. Lauderdale .... and run out, my garage is open and my plug is ready.
     
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    Very cool - good luck!! Hopefully there will be a charging station at your destination!:smile:

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    ... or make it to a forum member's house.:wink:
     
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    Heading down Alligator Alley doing this takes some serious belief in the car! Kudos.

    Watch out for panthers and alligators Dave!
     
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    Same thing in this case!

    Im way out west compared to the Dania store!
     
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    From the dashboard pics it looks like he's doing a constant 25mph. This is also close to optimal for speed vs. range on the Model S.

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    Good luck Dave!
     
  16. AnOutsider

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    @ 240 miles

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    One of his earlier screenshots showed 25MPH. I'd guess, like djp, that he's aiming for that sweet spot.
     
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    What are you planning to do once you have 0 charge left? Tow the car?
     
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    And if that's the case he should cross the 400 mile finish line shortly after 5pm tonight, assuming no breaks.
     
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    Interesting that he's doing it with the 21" wheels. Should be able to do even better with the 19" ones. Good luck Dave!!
     
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