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DEMOLISHED old EV Cannonball Coast to Coast record in Model S 85D!

Discussion in 'Model S' started by DrivingTheFuture, Jul 6, 2017.

  1. DrivingTheFuture

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    We set out to raise awareness about human trafficking in my friends 2015 Model S 85D and to our surprise beat the previous record by over 3 hours. We managed to do it in 51 Hrs 47 Mins! Feel free to ask questions about our trip here and also check out the video documenting the whole thing:





    You can find some additional data and photos here: Dropbox - 2017 EV Cannonball Record Press Kit and Burden of Proof
     
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  2. AMPd

    AMPd Active Member

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    Nice!
    Will watch when I get home from work.
     
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  3. David29

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    Curious how you leveraged the trip to publicize your cause. How does the larger population (i.e., other than EV owners who might see this post) learn about the trip and the cause?
    Great accomplishment!
     
  4. Medpilot

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    Nice job! Not trying to be a "one upper", but I did Fayetteville North Carolina to Phoenix Arizona in about 48 hours. That included a four hour stop to change out the 12 V battery at a Tesla service center. The rest of the trip was only stopping to charge. It's amazing how far you can go on a 40 minute power nap.

    I really wish I had my Teslafi account set up when I did it.
     
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  5. sdorn

    sdorn Director of Awesome

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    Cool. What was the solar panel on the dashboard for? Surely charging your phones from the USB ports in the car wouldn't noticeably affect range would it?
     
  6. Muzzman1

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    Great job!

    Do you know how many and how long Supercharger stops there were to make it happen.
    Specifically how many minutes did you charge for.
     
  7. DrivingTheFuture

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    We knew we could only leverage it if we beat it... Which we did! Thousands are now being reminded it's an issue. News stations have also been pretty interested in the whole story because it involves Tesla...
     
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  8. DrivingTheFuture

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    All the little things add up... We used it to charge phones yes
     
  9. DrivingTheFuture

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    If you watch our YouTube video there is a date and time clock running at the bottom
     
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    What was your average speed between superchargers?
     
  11. DrivingTheFuture

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    76 mph
     
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    [Video] Tesla Model S goes CA to NY in record-setting 51h 47m to raise awareness of human trafficking - teslarati.com/new-coast-to-c…
     
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  13. thecloud

    thecloud As rhythm raced inside, the ship came alive

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    Wow! From the article:
     
  14. Muzzman1

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    Yeah I watch the whole video, but the clock travels really fast I was actually looking for an exact value.
     
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