Tesla Model S Sets Out on Longest Journey Ever – 12,000 Miles in 18 Days
Recargo’s research director Norman Hajjar hopes to make a point about electric vehicles and to show their potential by setting a record 12,000 mile road trip in a Tesla Model S and spending 30 minutes or less at each stop to recharge.
This is known as “The Epic Electric American Roadtrip.”
Electric vehicles have many stereotypes. One being that many think a 100% electric vehicle is not road trip worthy and takes hours to charge.
Hajjar hopes to break past those barriers by showing others it is possible for a 100% electric vehicle to be road-trip worthy and that they have lots of potential and many capabilities without needing a drop of gas or oil changes.
As you likely already know, the Model S has an average range of more than 250 miles on a single charge and can charge at Tesla’s Supercharging stations in as little as 30 minutes.
The trip is estimated to take 18 days to complete. Many variables come into play with trips of this sort, including traffic, weather and even media interviews.
This road trip is sponsored by Recargo, PlugShare, & PlugInsights.