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First Transcontinental Superchargers-only Road Trip: it's happening NOW!

Discussion in 'Charging Standards and Infrastructure' started by stevezzzz, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. FredTMC

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    +1! This was great, looking forward to making the trip in the future
     
  2. Larry

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    Sure hope they make up for it when John hits Fremont but Jill won't be there. They could have made this a great pr piece, really missed a fantastic opportunity for positive pr in my opinion-father/daughter cross country trip for free...
    Someone in the pr dept is asleep at the wheel and there is no nav to drive for them. Fubar
     
  3. The Fury

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    Is the story missing now on tesla motors forum? The link doesn't work and I can't find it? Why would the long distance story be pulled?
     
  4. sp4rk

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    Are there no photos of this anywhere?

    The Fury ... looks like TM is down for everything, not just this story.
     
  5. hileyms

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    Could it be that Elon on his trip will have to do it in an X otherwise it will not be newsworthy?
     
  6. The Fury

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    I see. The whole forum is down. I just clicked through and nothing was there.
     
  7. callmesam

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    Took ok these right when john and Jill arrived.
     
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    Omar Sultan posted on the Tesla Motors Facebook page under Recent Posts by Others. There is a photo of Jill, John and other Tesla owners who met them at Hawhorne. Only 3 likes so far.

    I posted a comment:
    "Congratulations Jill and John! It was thrilling reading your story as you made this historic journey. Thanks for sharing it."

    It was a wonderful, positive story that brightened the week. Glad to have a Tesla for many reasons and people like these, the pioneers and the ones encouraging them and meeting them along the way make it really a special community.

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    Link to Omar's Facebook post is at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201842414036733
     
  9. stevezzzz

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    Elon retweeted PlugShare's tweet about John/Jill's accomplishment, and he also tweeted this: "Two teams from Tesla aiming to set a cross-country EV speed record this week. Departing Fri from LA, arriving Sun in NY."

    And this: "Will be doing the LA-NY family road trip over Spring Break. Made everyone watch National Lampoon's Vacation as prep."

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    [grumpy grumble photographer nerd grumble...]

    These are all nice-to-have pics documenting the pair's arrival at Hawthorne; but didn't anyone bring a real camera?
     
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    Agreed. Sigh. Grumble.
     
  11. jerry33

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    Do they even sell "real cameras" anymore--other than the $40K+ professional ones? :)
     
  12. callmesam

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    @TAM had a pretty nice non SLR camera. The press will likely have some photos up and posted.
     
  13. stevezzzz

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    #54 stevezzzz, Jan 26, 2014
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    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    OMG, I had no idea digital photography has gotten this far. Is there room for film any more?
     
  16. napabill

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    Short answer...no.
     
  17. airj1012

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    I'm a huge fan of TechCrunch, but that article is crap. It's not even correct information. I replied with the statements that needed to be corrected in the comments but it was never updated.

    Also Tesla gave J&J credit today on their Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152167092157801&set=a.398080447800.166146.18790602800&type=1&theater
     
  18. wraithnot

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    It looks like they have now fixed at least two of the screwups about roadsters using superchargers and the total number of stations:

    "This achievement now makes it possible to drive a Tesla Model S from LA to NYC, recharging the vehicles exclusively through Superchargers."
    "Tesla’s website now brags there are 85 such charging stations across the lower 48 and part of Europe."

    But I agree it's still not a stellar article. I completely don't understand the last line of the article: "Tesla, shut up and ship it."
     

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