Before he made it out of Oregon, though, Abbott's road trip came to a rough end when he was hit by a 20-year-old driver in an Audi A4. He suffered serious injuries and ended up in a short coma, but he woke up yesterday and seems to be getter better. Information on the man who thought the trip was a good idea and how to donate to his medical fund is at Wired.My "safe" range is about 40 miles @ 45mph. Faster than that drains the battery much [more] quickly & reduces range. Have to avoid fast interstates with 90mph trucks & long desolate stretches of highway greater than 35 miles between charges.