Say, have you heard about the newest motorsport game in town? You and your mates load into a Tesla Model S sedan with a full charge, and drive from one coast to the other in as little time as possible, not stopping the clock for every recharge.
It all started last year, when Edmunds decided to test for themselves the everyday livability of the Tesla Model S sedan by driving it from Los Angeles, California to New York City. That journey ended up taking the Edmunds team a full 67 hours and 21 minutes, including time at the Supercharger.
But another team of six just did the same journey even faster, according to website HybridCars, going from LA City Hall to NY City Hall in just 58 hours and 55 minutes. The gang of record breakers calls itself Team Uber Qik, and spent just 12 hours and 48 minutes of their time recharging – compared to more than 14 hours spent by the Edmunds team.
Of course, we don’t believe for a minute that this new cross-country EV time record will stand forever; not only are more efficient EVs surely on the way in the years to come, but Team Uber Qik’s record was undoubtedly aided by both a more dense Supercharger network, and a recent OTA Tesla Model S update which helps the driver plan trips around said network.
But of course, we have to hand it to the team for a journey well-traveled. Enjoy basking in the glory of your cross-country record… for now.