Tesla Model S Sets Electric Coast-to-Coast Record

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Shortly after Tesla announced that it had completed its Supercharger network from Los Angeles to New York, a pair of Model S sedans began their coast-to-coast journey.

By using just the Supercharger network to keep their Model S vehicles charged, the two vehicles made it from Los Angeles to New York in 76 hours and 5 minutes setting a new electric car coast-to-coast record.

Down-time spent charging was included in the record, with the cars spending 15 hours and 57 seconds plugged-in during the journey. In total, both vehicles traveled 3,427 miles and saved 136 gallons of fuel per car.

SEE ALSO: Tesla Supercharger Network Reaches NY to LA

Some more interesting statistics from the trip include the fact that the team ran into two road closures on their journey, they had one of their gas-powered support vans break down and the lowest temperature the vehicles encountered was -4 degrees Fahrenheit. A total of 15 drivers were on the trip, and both vehicles needed 1,197.8 kWh of energy to get across the country.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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