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Longest Trip WITHOUT Seeing a Model S or Roadster?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by physicsfita, Aug 22, 2014.

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  1. physicsfita

    physicsfita Member

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    When I take my long road trips, I've gotten used to seeing some sort of Tesla (usually a Model S) every 1000 miles or so. I just got back a few days ago, taking a trip that started in Ann Arbor, MI, went down the entire length of I-94 through Chicago, Minneapolis, and on to Billings, MT, taking I-90 to I-15 to Salt Lake City. I then took I-84 through Boise, ending up in Portland, took I-5 up to Vancouver, stopping in Portland and Seattle. I took the Trans-Canada Highway to International Falls, MN, stopping in Calgary, Regina, and Winnipeg, before returning home via US-53, US-2, M-28, a bit more US-2, and then finally I-75 and US-23. Even stopping in three supercharger parking lots, I did not see a Tesla the entire trip of about 6500 miles!

    Considering that a good chunk of this trip was along the supercharger highway, and I spent time in a lot of major cities, I'm wondering if this is some sort of oddball record in the modern Tesla era?

    (From some forum posts, it does appear I was running about 30-60 minutes behind a Model S owner who was driving through WI at the time, but that was a close as it got!)
     
  2. Torpedo Ted

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    My longest trip without seeing a Model S is about 20 miles. My daily commute is total 30 miles (two lane road) and I usually see about 5-10 Model S's every day.
    Wait, it's actually 10 feet - my neighbor also has a Model S!
     
  3. Subhuman

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    It's all about where you live. I have seen 1 Roadster and 3 Model S's ever in the wild! Not daily or weekly....ever. I also have an hour commute to work 5 days a week (55 miles).
     
  4. Rockster

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    We recently drove from Dallas to Cape Canaveral and back and didn't see a single Tesla. We were quite surprised.
     
  5. invisik

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    I drove from Minneapolis to Nashville this summer and only saw two at superchargers, none on the road.

    -m
     
  6. AbeFromin

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    i live in Northern Virginia, outside DC. seeing a Model S when i go out is still a rarity. i'm sure if i took a road trip to West Virginia, my odds wouldn't get any higher.
     
  7. AMPUP

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    Well I'm heading from Vienna VA to Wheeling WV tomorrow, I'll let you know what I see. Straight shot to Somerset and then on to Wheeling.
     
  8. Barry

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    Still a rarity in Colorado, too. Not including the Tesla road rally up Mt. Evans a few months ago, I've only seen 3 Teslas on the road, ever!
     
  9. Clomer

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    I took a roadtrip back in May from my home in Colorado Springs to Knoxville, TN. 1300 miles one direction. My route was Hwy 94 out of CS to highway 40 to I-70, overnight stay in Kansas City, MO with some relatives, on to St. Louis, then down I-64 to I-57 to I-24 to Nashville, then I-40 out to Knoxville. Reverse that for the way home.

    I did not see a single Tesla the whole trip, and yes, I was watching for them. Probably didn't help that this was before the superchargers on I-70 east of Denver weren't up yet. I've only ever seen 2 Teslas in the wild; one was up in Denver a couple of months ago, the other was about 5 miles from home here in Colorado Springs yesterday.
     
  10. DGM73

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    Well, aside of my own Model S, I've never ever seen any Tesla in my country (not counting pictures, as there are actually 14 Model S registered in the whole country).

    Paraphrasing Elon, hope that changes... soon!!
     
  11. tantantheman

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    I've seen a total of three in NJ. However, I just came back from a three day Cali trip and there were Teslas left and right.
     
  12. caddieo

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    1200 mile trip from NE Florida to Chicago last week. Did not see any Teslas until my 3rd day in Chicago. Probably because the route I take (with an ICE) has only 3 Superchargers at the southern end and none thereafter.
     

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