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Two guys did a coast-to-coast ‘Cannonball Run’ in a Tesla Model S for a new record 51 hours and 47 minutes

https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/9/15938028/tesla-model-s-cannonball-run-record

However, in 2013...Ed and his crew say they managed to do the deed in 28 hours and 50 minutes. Google says it takes 40 and a half.
Coast to Coast in under 29 hours: Mercedes CL driver sets new record by averaging 98mph in car he spent months fitting with gadgets to keep eye out for police

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2480654/Coast-Coast-29-hours-Mercedes-CL-driver-sets-new-record-averaging-98mph-car-spent-months-fitting-gadgets-eye-police.html#ixzz4rohRSOnU

https://jalopnik.com/meet-the-guy-who-drove-across-the-u-s-in-a-record-28-h-1454092837

C2C Race is still "an event"...
http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/sports/wp/2016/10/28/c2c-express-a-journey-and-a-race-run-at-warp-speed-or-about-80-mph/?utm_term=.476d39b5a2f2
 

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So they spent almost 11 hours recharging. According to Google Maps, which picked the same route shown in the article, the road time for this trip is 41 hours.
 

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I'd bet a Model 3 Long Range will be able to get below 50 hours fairly soon. Its EPA highway range is almost the same as a Model S 100D. With the lighter weight and more efficient PMAC motor, it will spend less time at the Superchargers for the same number of miles. The upcoming dual motor version of it may be even better yet. OTOH, if/when Tesla were to start using more efficient PMAC motors in the Model S, and upped the max battery capacity to, say, 120kWh, using the new 21-70 cells to get a 400+ mile EPA range, that could tip the scales back to it. It is fun to think about.

Meanwhile, in CCS/CHAdeMO land, progress enabling various cross-country corridors remains slow. It is kind of amusing, in a sad way, that in Baker, California (a mid-point along the highly travelled Los Angeles and Las Vegas corridor), EV Go is supposed to build a single example of a "worlds fastest CCS charger". I'm not sure they've turned a single shovel of dirt yet. Yet Tesla is building a 40 (!) stall Supercharger site in Baker. (Not to mention existing multi-stall sites in Barstow, and Primm. And another new one underway in Yermo along the same route.) Sigh...
 
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