Tesla Model S Epic Electric American Road Trip – 12,184 Miles in 24 Days
The “Epic Electric American Roadtrip” was recently completed recently and it took 24 days using a Tesla Model S.
The driver of the Model S was Norman Hajjar, Recargo’s research director, who originally set out to prove several points related to fully electric vehicles. Needless to say, Hajjar succeeded in achieving his goal.
Hajjar proved that electric vehicles have lots of potential and are road-trip worthy, all with only spending minutes at each charging station. Not to mention, waking up to a fully charged vehicle ready for the days adventure.
A total of 12,184 miles were driven and the Model S was charged a total of 91 times taking only minutes at 59 different Superchargers 86 times. The remaining charges were twice using Level II home chargers, two Nissan CHAdeMO stations and once using a 120v to trickle charge during an overnight stay at a hotel.
If this trip were to be done with a gasoline powered car, it would have cost around $2,000 burning 480 gallons of gas at 25 miles per gallon. Not to mention, an oil change or 2 would have been needed as well.
We originally broke the news right as this event had started, which you can take a look back at by clicking on the link below. Pictures taken during this event can be viewed here.