Video: Automotive News Takes Tesla Model S on Trip from Los Angeles to Las Vegas…You Say You Want a Revolution

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I Need a Charge... So How Long Will These Charger-Hogging Model S Sedans be Charging For?

I Need a Charge… So How Long Will These Charger-Hogging Model S Sedans be Charging For?

¬†Automotive News‘ Mark Rechtin recently put the Tesla Model S to the test during a road trip from Los Angeles to Las Vegas.

Rechtin discussed the electric vehicle’s driving range, handling and recharging times, before delving into a few potential flaws.

Sure, there were a few issues encountered during the trip, but the words of praise poured out far more often than not.

In the end, Rechtin basically says the Model S is a revolutionary machine.¬† In fact, he even adds in that line from the Beatles smash hit “You say you want a revolution…

Yes, the Model S is that “revolution.

Watch as Rechtin puts the Model S to the test over the course of a 265-mile road trip.

 

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4 responses to "Video: Automotive News Takes Tesla Model S on Trip from Los Angeles to Las Vegas…You Say You Want a Revolution"

  1. GeorgeS says:

    He needs a shave, he talks too fast and he needs to tuck his shirt in.

    but at least he was positive.

    Sounds like they need more charging stations in Barstow.

    1. Anders says:

      Stupid remarks.
      Good testdrive and report.
      My next car a TESLA

  2. Gary H says:

    It would be interesting to think through how the system lets someone know that someone else is waiting for a charge, and conversely, how the system can notify the waiting driver how soon a spot will open up. Or maybe the system is not the primary actor – maybe it could allow drivers to talk to each other and negotiate.

  3. Greg says:

    Why can’t these chargers have multiple cables so that up to 4 or more cars could be plugged in and once the cars have reached the needed range the charging can switch to another parked car without needing a cable swap? Seems like a more efficient use of the single charger without needing to run more power / install multiple chargers.

    I’m sure there are issues I haven’t considered … but seems doable to me.