UPDATE: First Tesla Model S Coast-to-Coast Road Trip Almost Complete
Electric vehicles aren’t designed for cross-country road trips, right?
The Tesla Model S with its extensive Supercharger has dispelled the notion that EVs are not road-trippers.
Here to prove that is Tesla Motors Forum member MyFastLady, a 62 year-old Model S owner from Kentucky.
MyFastLady headed to NYC to pick up his daughter for this epic journey. MyFastLady departed the JFK Supercharger in New York on January 21 at 9:45 am.
With his 26 year-old daughter as co-pilot, MyFastLady hit the road en route for California.
The first couple of legs of the journey were somewhat problematic. As MyFirstLady posted:
“Drove from Kentucky to New York last week to pick up my daughter in Hoboken for my co- pilot. As I was exiting the freeway for JFK, I hit something in the road that blew out a tire and bent the rim. Called Tesla service at 7:am Monday morning. They had a new tire and rim on by 9 am. Left JFK supercharger at 9:45. Stopped in Hoboken and on to Newark, De. Full range charge and left with 258 miles. Pulled into Somerset SC with 11 miles rang left. Somerset to Macedonia in 3 hrs. It was snowing, so the leg to Maumee, Ohio was slow. Got in at 2:30 am and couldn’t get to the Supercharger because of the snow that hadn’t been plowed. Went to a Hampton inn 1/2 mile away and called Tesla. The guy told me to get some sleep and he would see what he could do. I went back to the SC at 8 am and it was clear. Are these guys the best or what! Headed out to Mishawaka with temp at 6 degrees.”
As of this writing, MyFastLady is somewhere between Murdo, South Dakota and California. Since those first couple of difficult legs, the journey seems to have become easier.
We’re almost certain that MyFastLady will become the first to drive cross country in a Model S using only Superchargers, beating even Elon Musk.
*UPDATE: The cross-country trek is expected to be completed later today!!!!