Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk loves to make press, especially about Tesla, but he’s been rather quiet on the automaker lately, largely thanks to all the buzz about his Hyperloop idea. That’s changing today though as he has announced that he is planning to cross the country in a Model S sedan. And while that alone may not sound remarkable, he says he can do it with only nine hours spent charging the vehicle.
Musk tweets about Tesla Model S trip
As he likes to do, the Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO used his Twitter account to announce the trip. Early this morning he announced that he was finished planning the Los Angeles to New York family road trip in the Model S. He said it will take them six days to cross the 3,200 miles which stretch between the two cities.
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In his estimates, they will only need to spend nine hours charging, which amounts to just an hour and a half per day. With such a small amount of time spent at the Supercharger, he said they will only ever need to charge when they were already having to stop, either to eat or sightsee. He said they will never need to stop just because they need to charge the vehicle.
A Twitter follower asked whether Musk would use other chargers along the route or just the Supercharger stations made by Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA). In response, he said he would only be using the Superchargers even though the Model S would be able to use thousands of charge stations across the country.
Musk seeks to dispel range worries
One of the biggest objections many people have to buying an electric vehicle is concerns about range, although Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has been on a crusade to change that. Aside from having a range that’s far longer than the range of other EVs, the company has been rapidly expanding its Supercharger network, enabling drivers to fuel up free of charge along their journey.
The fact that Musk himself is willing to take the trip and show off the vehicle’s range should say something to the naysayers. There have been plenty of people whose actions don’t match their words. They speak out in support of something but then choose to do the opposite when it comes to their own family, but not so with Musk. He supports Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) in every way—with his words, money and actions.