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Elon driving cross-country

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  1. TheTalkingMule

    TheTalkingMule Active Member

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    The Musk Family Truckster Road Trip

    What a phenomenal idea. Let's hope Elon can use this as another mini-vacation and de-stress a bit.

    I'd be happy to volunteer as your Liberty Bell/Independence Hall tour guide should the Musk family decide to roll through Philadelphia.
     
  2. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    Just be sure to refuse giving Aunt Edna a ride, and don't hook the family dog to the liftgate latch.
     
  3. richkae

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    #4 richkae, Sep 5, 2013
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    A lot of those news links go to an old supercharger map ( from the original supercharger expansion announcement date ) that only shows 8 stations instead of the current 19. Thats too bad.

    3200 miles over 6 days is only 533 miles per day. Thats somewhere around 268 miles of charging per day ( assuming you start each morning with a full 265 and end the day empty ). A more probable number is 300-350 miles of charging per day and ending each day with some buffer. Seems pretty easy to do that with a dozen correctly placed superchargers and 5 hotels with a L2 charger.
     
  4. justaddsun

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    It would be really cool for Tesla owners to join the Musk family on the road as they drive through their area.
     
  5. aaron.s

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    Would be epic! End on east coast with lots of Model S's!

    Aaron
     
  6. justaddsun

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    Big party at every Supercharger :p.
     
  7. AlMc

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    Absolutely! They should meet at the charging areas and make sure Musk has unfettered access to a station. If it is planned correctly local media could be alerted to cover each segment of the trip.
    Maybe he could do it in an 'X'! :smile:
     
  8. justaddsun

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    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

    "This would make a wonderful reality show, but we’ll probably have to settle for snippets from Musk on Twitter and via the official Tesla blog. Here’s hoping for plenty of pictures of Musk and co. mugging next to ‘America’s largest Turkey statue’ or whatever else they happen to come across."

    Uh, I think it will be more like live streaming at stops, lots of media, and them coming across a lot of happy Tesla drivers.
     
  9. Jeeps17

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    I posted a link to this in the news section early this AM, seems to be stuck in some sort of limbo...
     
  10. mknox

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    As cool as that sounds, I think Elon deserves a nice vacation with his kids and some privacy. On the other hand, if he really wanted privacy, he wouldn't have tweeted out the fact that he's doing this. :tongue:
     
  11. stevezzzz

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    Elon's serving more than one master in this matter, it would seem.

    Maybe he'll make the trip, without fanfare, as soon as all the necessary Superchargers are operational (and perhaps even before the've been announced as operational to other Model S owners)?
     
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    I am impressed with either his courage or ignorance. Couped up in a car with 5 young kids cross country for six days. I would not have the courage to do this. After 30 minutes would predict 1. Are we there yet or 2. I have to pee. By 1 hr a verbal fight and by 3 hrs a physical fight. I love my kids but would never attempt this.
     
  13. austinEV

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    +1. I hope he avoids the temptation to use an ICE chase car with luggage and juiceboxes. And I hope he comes away with a deeper respect for cup holders.
     
  14. Krugerrand

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    Sedation administered via sippy cups is a wonderful thing. (One of many reasons why they never leave me alone with children.)
     
  15. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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    Maybe he'll make the trip and the Supercharger will be turned on as he passes or arrives, like Arthur reawakening the land as he rides. That way he'll be guaranteed a spot.
     
  16. NigelM

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    This. Elon works crazy hours every week; be nice if we left his kids some private time with dad.
     
  17. ggies07

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    I'm confused, his tweet said he spent only 9 hours charging, which is past tense. So I took it as he already did it, but the article and you guys are acting like he hasnt yet......?
     
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    I see where you guys are coming from, but if he wanted privacy he would not be tweeting anything and he would be taking his family to some private island that he owns, lol.
     
  19. apacheguy

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    Hopefully 120 kw supercharging will be live by the time the Musk clan embarks on the trip. That should cut down on charge times quite a bit.
     

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