Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has completed their official 76-hour cross-country trip using Tesla Superchargers. There were two teams of Tesla employees that drove Model S vehicles from Los Angeles to New York. The trip was completed this morning at 8AM Eastern Time. The team paid $0.00 for gasoline because of the Superchargers. The team went through L.A., Colorado, South Dakota, Chicago, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
This drive takes place in the middle of winter where there were extremely low temperatures in the areas that they drove through. There were several Tesla owners in Norway that complained of charging issues in cold temperatures, but it is believed to have something to do with the outlets there.
Tesla blogger Hamish McKenzie said that they drove through a Colorado snowstorm, but did not have any issues with the car. “The temperature dropped to 9 degrees. Fat snowflakes flew at the windshield like flat bullets. Big rigs slid off the slick surface. Traffic crept up, and then down, the mountain at 30mph. Lightning and Thunder didn’t seem to mind, however. They drove on as if it were a Sunday outing on the Pacific coast. At each Supercharger, they still had plenty of energy to spare,” said McKenzie on the Tesla Motors blog.
This is not the first cross-country trip involving a Tesla vehicle. On January 20, 2014, retired professor John Glenney traveled across the country with his 26-year-old daughter Jill. They spent five days on the journey.