Video: Automotive News Takes Tesla Model S on Trip from Los Angeles to Las Vegas…You Say You Want a Revolution

JUN 15 2013 BY ELECTRICCARSTV 4

I Need a Charge... So How Long Will These Charger-Hogging Model S Sedans be Charging For?

I Need a Charge… So How Long Will These Charger-Hogging Model S Sedans be Charging For?

 Automotive News‘ Mark Rechtin recently put the Tesla Model S to the test during a road trip from Los Angeles to Las Vegas.

Rechtin discussed the electric vehicle’s driving range, handling and recharging times, before delving into a few potential flaws.

Sure, there were a few issues encountered during the trip, but the words of praise poured out far more often than not.

In the end, Rechtin basically says the Model S is a revolutionary machine.  In fact, he even adds in that line from the Beatles smash hit “You say you want a revolution…

Yes, the Model S is that “revolution.

Watch as Rechtin puts the Model S to the test over the course of a 265-mile road trip.

 

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4 Comments on "Video: Automotive News Takes Tesla Model S on Trip from Los Angeles to Las Vegas…You Say You Want a Revolution"

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GeorgeS

He needs a shave, he talks too fast and he needs to tuck his shirt in.

but at least he was positive.

Sounds like they need more charging stations in Barstow.

Anders

Stupid remarks.
Good testdrive and report.
My next car a TESLA

Gary H

It would be interesting to think through how the system lets someone know that someone else is waiting for a charge, and conversely, how the system can notify the waiting driver how soon a spot will open up. Or maybe the system is not the primary actor – maybe it could allow drivers to talk to each other and negotiate.

Greg

Why can’t these chargers have multiple cables so that up to 4 or more cars could be plugged in and once the cars have reached the needed range the charging can switch to another parked car without needing a cable swap? Seems like a more efficient use of the single charger without needing to run more power / install multiple chargers.

I’m sure there are issues I haven’t considered … but seems doable to me.