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Semi traveling cross country

Discussion in 'Semi' started by Barklikeadog, Aug 26, 2018.

  1. Barklikeadog

    Barklikeadog Active Member

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    Anyone know how many days it took to make the trip?
     
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    I don't know how many drivers they had or how long it took them.

    A single driver is limited to so many hours per day driving (11 hrs IIRC). I don't think charging time will count toward this total, the driver can be off duty and resting while charging. So zero extra time vs. diesel semi for this trip with one driver.

    With multiple drivers and a sleeper cab, it takes 26 hours of driving from Fremont to JB Hunt HQ in Lowell, AR per google maps. The Tesla semi can drive up to 8 hours at 62 mph without charging. If they stop and charge every 4 hours, and connect to four superchargers every stop, it will take about 1 hour to charge back the miles driven in the previous 4 hours. This will add about 7 hours for charging to the 26 hours of driving, for a total of 33 hours to complete the trip.

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    how did the dang thing park to plug into every available charger??
     

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