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Tesla drivers complete first (subzero) coast to coast drive as CEO Elon Musk declares Cross-country Super(charged)highway open


If you are like me you’ve been glued to the Tesla Forums all last week where a father-daughter team Jon and Jill crossed the US in their Tesla 85KW using only superchargers.

Sunday they finished after climbing mountains in the rockies and braving subzero temperatures throughout the Great Plains. It was a pretty epic journey.

They managed a respectable 378Wh/mile but saw significant drops throughout the trip during climbs and low temperatures:

NYC to LAX=3,619.1 miles and consumed 1,366.3kWh or 378Wh/mile

CEO Elon Musk marked the occasion by declaring the Transcontinental Superhighway open via Twitter and noting that the Tesla Teams were looking to set a record Canon Ball Run type of electric car race across the country. I’d like to see this type of meetup in the middle:


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Publisher and Editorial Director of the 9to5/Electrek sites. Tesla Model 3, X and Chevy Bolt owner…5 ebikes and counting