Tesla CEO Elon Musk has finalized plans for his cross-country Model S road trip, coming to the conclusion that he can make the trip in six days with just nine hours spent at the charging station thanks to a newly improved network of high-speed Supercharger stations across the nation. Musk first announced his plans to make the trip back in May, saying that he and his five sons were planning to drive across the US using only Superchargers.
Just finalized the LA to NY family road trip route in Model S. 6 day, 3200 mile journey with only 9 hrs spent charging.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 5, 2013
Musk notes that because he'll only need to charge for an hour and a half a day, he won't have to make any special stops to plug in. "We will only ever need to charge when stopping anyway to eat or sightsee," he said on Twitter. In addition to sightseeing and spending some quality time with his boys, Musk hopes that the trip will help to dispel whatever worries might remain about the Model S's limited range.