PHOTO CAPTION: Tesla Motors 2014 Coast-to-Coast Rally team.

Tesla's Record-Setting X-Country Run

The Tesla team of 15 people in two Model S, a balky sleeper van, and another swag wagon traversed 3,464.5 miles in 76.5 hours

Published: 04-Feb-2014

If it can’t be first, Tesla figures to be fastest.

The all-electric automaker aimed to set a record for an electric vehicle crossing the United States, Tesla says.

Reversing the path of a father-daughter team that travelled cross country via Tesla’s much-anticipated nationwide supercharger network last week, Tesla sent a team from Los Angeles to New York City in just over 3 days in its flagship Model S performance sedan.

Also See: Randy Denmon and Dean Lewis's own Tesla x-country adventure in EV World's Panama Run


Tesla Model S showed rapid battery discharge rates driving along Interstate95 between Washington, D.C. and Norwich, Connecticut.

John Broder finds himself stalled short of a charging station in Connecticut in his first cross-country drive of a Tesla Model S.

Tesla Model S similar to one driven by NY Times reporter John Broder.

Grist's David Roberts argues that instead of obsessing over 'widget' solutions to our energy and transportation problems, we need to rethink the entire system.

Tesla's next act, the Model X will seek to fill another niche, just as other crossover models do.

Part one of series by Mark Rogowsky in which he argues that there is no such thing as a all-purpose automobile. All have their limitations, just like electric cars.


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