The epic cross-country journey began on January 20 when 62-year-old John and 26 year-old daughter Jill departed the JFK Supercharger in New York City.
The journey ended yesterday at the Hawthorne, California Supercharger.
John and Jill Upon Completing Cross Country Trip
John and Jill have done it: completed a cross-country free Supercharger trip in a Tesla Model S.
History has been made.
More than 3,600 miles were covered in 6 days.
John and Jill have become the first two to go coast-to-coast in a Model S using only Superchargers. Total "fuel" cost for the adventure? Zip. Zilch. Zero. $0.
The journey took John and Jill through a cold snap that's devoured most of the US for quite some time now, meaning this was the ultimate cold test for a Model S. The snowy weather and frigid temps (as low as -22 Fahrenheit at one point during the trip) didn't get the best of them or the Model S though.
The Model S performed flawlessly and proved its worth as quite possibly the ultimate long-distance cruiser.
This update provided by John and Jill near the end of the journey sums it up quite well:
"Nothing is as powerful as an idea whose time has come. 93 miles left to go, 3,521 in the bag."
NYC to LAX=3,619.1 miles and consumed 1,366.3kWh or 378Wh/mile
We at InsideEVs have followed this journey since day one. Our congrats go out to John and Jill for this achievement. Jill will now fly back New Jersey for work, but John is planning to give Tesla Motors a visit in Fremont, California.
Tesla Supercharger Map
We've attempted to compile a list (which may be incomplete) of the Superchargers used by John and Jill during there cross-country journey.
John and Jill Discuss Their Journey at the Finish Line
- JFK, NY
- Newark, DE
- Somerset, PA
- Macedonia, OH
- Maumee, OH
- Mishawaka, IN
- Highland Park, IL
- Madison, WI
- Onalaska/La Crosse, WI
- Mauston, WI
- Albert Lea, MN
- Worthington, MN
- Mitchell, SD
- Murdo, SD
- Rapid City, SD
- Lusk, WY
- Cheyene, WY
- Silverthorne, CO
- Glenwood Springs, CO
- Grand Junction, CO
- Blanding, Utah
- Moab, Utah
- Farmington, NM
- Gallup, NM
- Flagstaff, AZ
- Kingman, AZ
- Barstow, CA
- Hawthorne, CA
UPDATE: Apparently 32 were used in total - so we missed a couple.
Cross Country Trip Highlights (via Tesla Motors Blog)
You can read the entire thread on the cross-country journey by following this link to Tesla Motors Forum.