Tesla Model S goes coast-to-coast in 58 hours (including charge times)

Old Record Beaten By About Eight Hours

I see you,, and I raise you about eight hours. Not to put too fine a point on it (this reporter once worked for Edmunds and has nothing against them whatsoever) but that publication's record-setting cross-country trip in a Tesla Model S last year just got taken down. By a solid work day.

Drivers Rodney Hawk, Deena Mastracci and Carl Reese recently took their electric vehicle from Los Angeles to New York City and finished the trip about five minutes short of 59 hours, according to Hybrid Cars. Impressively, the trio spent less than 13 hours recharging the vehicle, meaning that about 46 hours were spent behind the wheel. With about 2,800 miles separating the two cities, that means the gents had an average speed of 60 miles per hour. Quite civilized, actually. The trio, which called themselves Team Über Qiq, posted their progress on Twitter.

Last year, Edmunds did a similar trip in 67 hours and 21 minutes, with more than 14 hours spent recharging. Of course, this year's team had the advantage of a more robust Supercharger network, meaning that the trio could put the hammer down with a little more impunity that their forbearers with a little less range anxiety. AutoblogGreen was part of a cross-country diesel trip last year that finished in about 47 hours, so we can guess how tired the Tesla drivers felt at the end of the trip.

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