Behind the Scenes of Tesla’s Model S Cross Country Rally – Video

APR 11 2014 BY MIKE ANTHONY 8

“At midnight on January 30, a team of 15 Tesla engineers and Supercharger staffers set off on the historic journey with two Model S’s and a film crew in tow. The goal was to get from Los Angeles to New York in three days, stopping only to refuel the cars at Superchargers. This is where their story begins.”

Tesla Mode l S Rally Coast to Coast

Tesla Mode l S Rally Coast to Coast

Says Tesla Motors in the video description above.

In the video above, Tesla Motors shows us a behind the scenes look at the recently completed Cross-Country-Rally From LA to NY, which was completed by using only Tesla Supercharger Stations with 2 Tesla Model S vehicles, in 76 hours & 5 mins.

Editor’s Note:  As for what that white car is in the studio at the start of the video – its the James Bond Lotus submarine that CEO Elon Musk bought about 6 months ago for $900,000 (details here)

You’ll see and hear many details in the video above, but below are even more details on the entire Tesla Model S cross-country rally:

Tesla Model S Cross Country Rally Kicks Off
Tesla Model S Cross Country Rally – Play-By-Play & Trip complete update
Tesla Model S Cross Country Rally – By the Numbers
Tesla Model S Cross Country Rally – Video

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8 Comments on "Behind the Scenes of Tesla’s Model S Cross Country Rally – Video"

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15 Tesla engineers and Supercharger staffers required? Seems excessive. Especially considering the trip was performed weeks prior by normal drivers without a support staff larger than a football team.

Makes you wonder how many Tesla engineers are required to change a light bulb.

Total boondoggle. Probably the 15 employees who worked the most overtime in 2013

Well, maybe one or two but you sound awfully biased for some reason. Makes me wonder……

CherylG is our resident Tesla troll.

I liked the behind the scenes look.
I don’t know that the Trojan Horse was a form of trolling.(From the video). I would call it more a form of subterfuge. It is also probably the source of the oldest of old sayings, as least in terms of the chronological event it depicts. “Beware of Greeks bearing gifts.”

Considering numbers, what would be the correct number? You probably have at least two teams of two drivers each. That’s four. Then a chase team with cameras, film crew, that is probably six. So you have 10 right there. Comparing this filmed, promotional, highly publicized trip with the single individual and his daughter crossing the U.S. really makes little sense. In other words a reach.

My notes say:

“Still uses ‘lightbulbs’…”

…and…

“Do not hire for Logistics Position.”

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