31 Jan '14, 2am

Cross Country Rally: Day One | Blog | Tesla Motors via @TeslaMotors

Cross Country Rally: Day One | Blog | Tesla Motors via @TeslaMotors

At 5.30am on Thursday, January 30, an email came in from JB Straubel, co-founder and chief technical officer of Tesla Motors. "It looks like the send off was exciting," he wrote. "Go go go!" Five and a half hours earlier, hundreds of electric vehicle enthusiasts had gathered at the Tesla design studio in Hawthorne, CA, to send off a Tesla team in two Model S sedans attempting to set a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS achievement for least non-drive time for an electric vehicle traveling across the United States. The plan: drive all the way to New York City in about three days, stopping only to charge at Superchargers, and for as little time as possible. And, of course, don't pay a cent for gas. Now, heeding Straubel's advice, they were off in pursuit of the record. By 5.30am Pacific Time, the Tesla drivers were already approaching the Supercharger site in Kingman, AZ, where they wer...

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