30 Apr '15, 10am

Team Drives Tesla Cross Country In Record Time

Team Drives Tesla Cross Country In Record Time

A team of Model S drivers went from Los Angeles to New York City in 58 hours and 55 minutes, reports Jalopnik , beating the record for electric vehicles set by Edmunds last year by about 90 minutes. The team was made up by Carl Reese and his fiancee Deen Mastracci, as well as a Rodney Hawk, a high school friend serving as the third driver. Another three friends followed in the ultimate anti-Tesla, a Chevrolet Suburban, as a support team, with the Tesla drivers sometimes cozying up to the rear of the Suburban for drafting purposes. Drafting basically entails following closely in the wake of the lead vehicle, diminishing the air resistance tremendously, thus improving both speed and efficiency. That’s key for Reese’s other title claim, the “least non-driving time” going cross-country in an electric vehicle, spending just 12 hours and 48 minutes recharging. That’s not the kin...

Full article: http://gas2.org/2015/04/30/team-drives-tesla-cross-countr...

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