Since the completion of the interstate highway system, road trips have become part of the modern American mystique and tradition, and one of the most epic and iconic routes is from Los Angeles to New York. If you're a Tesla Model S owner with Supercharger capability, you can now drive the storied route, and be confident you'll be fully covered by the company's fast-charger network. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk sent out the update over the weekend via Twitter.
Tesla had earlier staged roadtrips to highlight the coverage of the East Coast corridor from Boston to Washington D.C., as well as from San Diego, California to Vancouver, British Columbia. For the company's European debut of its Supercharger network, it chose electric vehicle-friendly Norway before starting to build it out on the continent, with the majority of chargers currently located in Germany.
To highlight the construction of the L.A. to New York Supercharger corridor, two teams drove from coast-to-coast over the weekend, and Musk tweeted he was going to take a coast-to-coast Spring Break road trip, and jokingly added he had the family watch National Lampoon's "Vacation" as preparation.
On the company's Web site, plans are to have most of the nation covered by Supercharger stations by the end of 2015 to coincide with the expected debut of Tesla's mass-market model targeted to start around or below $40,000.
Source: Tesla via Twitter