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Groucho Marx famously said that he'd never belong to a club that would have him as a member. When it comes to this particular club, though, we're going to beg to differ.

The Tesla Motors Club is putting out the call for what they're calling the "All Superchargers Lead to DC" tour for Presidents Day weekend that will give EV fans a chance to meet up, brag about their vehicles and do a tidy tour of the nation's capital.

The agenda starts with a meet up Saturday, February 15 at Supercharger locations outside of DC, in either Hagerstown, MD; Glen Allen, VA; or Newark, DE. Once everyone is charged up, they will drive towards the city and the party really starts at an Arlington, VA hotel. Sunday includes a scenic drive through Washington, DC, as well as a visit to the Air and Space Museum at Dulles Airport. Monday includes a discussion of global domination before the drivers head their separate ways. The club spells out its agenda here and we've heard that there are over 50 attendees and cars signed up. Who's driving from the furthest away, we wonder.

Tesla says it has 65 stations in its North American supercharger network. These stations can provide as many as 170 miles of range on a 30-minute charge. Not surprisingly, most of these stations are dotted either on the West or East Coasts but Tesla says the final parts to make a cross-country drive will be installed in the next few weeks.


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      otiswild
      • 3 Months Ago
      It's a shame Texas is its own island, anyone from there will need to flatbed or leave reaaallly early...
      ATC blog Afganistan
      • 3 Months Ago
      Now 71 Tesla Supercharger locations in the US.
      thecommentator2013
      • 3 Months Ago
      On my wish list - despite some of the cars don't make much sense (like the Tesla S): - Chevrolet Volt - Tesla S - Nissan Leaf - Mitsubishi i - Cadillac ELR - BMW i3 - VIA SUV
        DaveMart
        • 3 Months Ago
        @thecommentator2013
        Short of Tesla S money, I would rate the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV as perhaps the finest and most practical car on the market today - not yet in the States, but it will get there. More here: http://www.myoutlanderphev.com/forum/
          thecommentator2013
          • 3 Months Ago
          @DaveMart
          @DaveMart - Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (also on my list, forgot that one) Not a very nice looking car though, but who cares? I don't see it when I drive anyway.
      • 3 Months Ago
      i agree with this
      HollywoodF1
      • 3 Months Ago
      A Supercharger Station can only handle delivering a fixed number of vehicle-miles per day. If more vehicles show up and expect to each take a certain amount of energy, then you're going to have a situation at the stations that will remind everyone of the Arab Oil Embargo. Not the greatest PR. I would run some numbers if I were organizing this event.
        JakeY
        • 3 Months Ago
        @HollywoodF1
        They are coming from all over (so won't be all using the same supercharger stations at once) and it also looks like they will be using level 2 charging at the destination anyways.
      • 3 Months Ago
      All - Our furthest drivers utilizing the Supercharger Network are coming from: South Florida, Chicago & Boston! Get more information at: http://www.teslaroadtrip.org Aaron
      • 3 Months Ago
      All - Our furthest drivers utilizing the Supercharger Network are coming from: South Florida, Chicago & Boston! Aaron
      • 3 Months Ago
      Love the Model S, but I'll wait and see what happens with the Toyota Hydrogen Fuel Cell
        DaveMart
        • 3 Months Ago
        It won't have anything like Tesla S acceleration - it is middle of the road, not competing for speed. Unless you are in SoCal or SF, you won't have access to hydrogen pumps either.
          JakeY
          • 3 Months Ago
          @DaveMart
          @Joeviocoe You also have to cross the Bay Bridge to get to it if you are on the west side (and pay a toll coming back). It's only practical if you work or live in the East Bay.
          Joeviocoe
          • 3 Months Ago
          @DaveMart
          The first Hyundai FCVs will only be sold (Lesser only actually) in few LA dealerships. So by the time SF becomes a "hotspot" .. it might be 2016/2017
          DaveMart
          • 3 Months Ago
          @DaveMart
          They are hoping for a bit sooner than that: 'By 2015, when most automakers are planning the commercial launch of FCEVs, California needs stations in five clusters where most early adopters are expected: Berkeley, San Francisco South Bay, Santa Monica/West Los Angeles, coastal Southern Orange County, and Torrance. Additional stations in areas like Pasadena and Sacramento will connect these clusters into a regional network and include major destinations, such as Napa, Santa Barbara and San Diego.' http://cafcp.org/getinvolved/stayconnected/blog/california_road_map However since allocations are currently $20 million a year, the date you give may be more realistic. I am not going to respond further on this thread about fuel cell cars though, as it is and should be a thread in celebration of Tesla's achievements, not a re-hashing of arguments about fuel cells.
          DaveMart
          • 3 Months Ago
          @DaveMart
          Early models are for fleet use mainly, where they can be used where local runs are most of the traffic. SF is scheduled as an early hot spot along with LA, with funds allocated for the build.
          Joeviocoe
          • 3 Months Ago
          @DaveMart
          The SF bay area only has one public H2 station.... They had planned on building another one by 2013, but, what do you know, it was delayed. And if you live in the city of San Francisco it will take you 45 minutes to get there since it is in the east bay. Unless you live in Los Angeles do not bother. I would not hold my breath for my money.
        m_2012
        • 3 Months Ago
        Might as well order a Model S.
        2 wheeled menace
        • 3 Months Ago
        Going off ABG's impression, it has acceleration inline with a Toyota Corolla. So in the meantime, figure out whether you want to spend $50-$100k for a car that performs like that.
      2 wheeled menace
      • 3 Months Ago
      Oh, another article about Tesla with a bunch of sarcastic remarks in it from Danny King. What a surprise.
      sebringc5
      • 3 Months Ago
      ***CORRECTION*** The map on that website seems to indicate 66 charging locations. All the best, Aaron Lephart www.smartcar451.com
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