950 miles in two days. Taking an electric road trip in a Tesla
A very thorough trip report of Tesla from New York to Atlanta by Peter Valdes-Dapena of CNN Business
The first trip they took in 2013 in Tesla Model S(270 miles range) from DC to Boston. Back then, Tesla’s Supercharger network of charging stations barely qualified as a network, and no Superchargers in the entire state of New Jersey. But in 2019, 6 years on, Tesla’s Supercharger network has grown enormously. And Tesla has started production of the new Tesla Model S Long Range, which provides 370 miles of range on a full charge.
The efficiency improvements don’t detract from the Model S experience. It’s still a great car to drive, with powerful performance and an amazing amount of interior space. I covered about 950 miles in two days, and learned what today’s zero-emission road tripping is really like.
This is a great writeup! The author does a great job of explaining the charging process and Tesla’s features. Also he compared a trip he previously did to this one.
Checkout the trip report + route map + ‘Better Route Planner’ map below.