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Recreating the NY Times Road Trip - Feb 15-17, 2013

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Alexander, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. Alexander

    Alexander P# 8,878

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    #1 Alexander, Feb 12, 2013
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    Anyone interested in recreating the NYT's road trip, minus the detour? I imagine several owners have already made similar trips along I-95, but how about some Coffee and Eggs at Butch's and a group photo to show Tesla our support? I think it would be fun, and vindicating.

    Anyone interested?


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    Mod Note: Following thread merge, here is the Twitter link:

    Also on Instagram "teslaroadtrip"
     
  2. teslasguy

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  3. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Offer to bring the same reporter along too.
     
  4. Enadler

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    Would love to! Only problem is my S is not due for another week or 2!
     
  5. Al Sherman

    Al Sherman It's about THIS car.

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    Great idea. I'm thinking Tesla should do it in the exact same vehicle. With a different NYT reporter. Not Jayson Blair.
     
  6. Alexander

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    I just sent an email to Tesla's press team, asking if we could get the same car for an NYT Road Challenge. If they do it, I'll take a red eye from CA to sign for the car and join the convoy! Would love to be part of this.
     
  7. Zythryn

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    I would love to if I were in the area.
    I would recommend doing with the detour. If the reporter had charged full, and not 'preconditioned' the battery without it being plugged in, I think he would have been just fine.
     
  8. Citizen-T

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    I would like to see a convoy of Teslas set out on the trip together. Too bad there aren't enough Superchargers for that.
     
  9. Alexander

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    I don't know what detour he took, but I agree. I think we could recreate everything and have miles to spare. The only thing we shouldn't recreate is the going over the speed limit part. Driving the limit is not only the right thing to do, but it should add lots of miles to our range :)
     
  10. Borgie

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    I'm also game for it, but may not get my car for a few weeks!
     
  11. dsm363

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    Also range charge and find a 110V outlet at same hotel he stayed at.

    Blog post on NYT Wheels blog should be updated soon too.
     
  12. aaron.s

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    Guys -

    Count me in as well! I'm ready, willing and able to put this "myth" to bed!

    Aaron
     
  13. Jcmason

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    I'm game too. We'd need to pick a day with similarly cold temperatures, or the skeptics would claim it wasn't valid.
     
  14. Nichen

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    What a friggin great idea! And make a nice video on youtube where you see several Teslas riding together. The revenge is sweeter than sweet.... :)
     
  15. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    #15 rolosrevenge, Feb 12, 2013
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    Especially if it's Rolo's Revenge.
     
  16. Laumb

    Laumb smrtass.

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    Best. Idea. Made. By. Forumpeople. Ever.


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  17. brianman

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    Folks doing this: Make sure you don't give the naysayers an excuse by leveraging drafting in the caravan.
     
  18. AMPd

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    Please take lots of videos and pictures
    I'd literally watch the 200 mile trip happen

    I know, I'm living an exciting life
     
  19. dsm363

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    It's supposed to rain/snow on Saturday in Milford, CT and be similarly cold on Sunday. Would be worse conditions that he was in.
     
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    gogogo guys:)

    We need to spread the Tesla awareness to masses.
    Its a future of the car and the auto industry in America.
     

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