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Originally Posted by island911 View Post
wait wait. . the other point
The Tesla has that MASSIVE 84 KWh battery option (puts the car over 100k, but lets use that)

How long would it take a person to drive from Seattle to Boston in a Tesla? ...charging over night, of course. I'll even pretend that there is a charging station exactly where it would run out of juice. Compare to a Jetta Tdi. (with a driver who stops for 10 hrs each day)

Oh, and I chose Seattle to Boston because obviously LA to Boston would take the car thru some very hot (brutal to the Tesla efficiency) States.
How many people drive the 3,000 miles from Seattle to Boston in ANY car!!??

I would think that the vast majority of people would fly

Regardless of which specific car (i.e. Porsche Panamera or VW TDi or Toyota Prius or Tesla S), the *tiny sliver* of people who would drive tend to drive 500-600 miles each day and spend the night in a hotel/motel. So it would take them 5 or 6 days.......which is why most people would fly.

However, if you were the one in a million who would want to do it in your Tesla S XR, you'd have 300 miles on a full charge. So at your half-hour lunch, you'd add 150 miles of charge using a "Super Charger" (300 miles of range added per hour), and again at dinner. Then charge it using the conventional charger overnight at the hotel (62 miles of range added per hour).

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