Approximately one hundred years ago, Erwin “Cannonball” Baker began driving cross-country, as quickly as possible, in anything he could get his hands on. His point: to demonstrate the reliability, range, and ease of refueling internal combustion cars.

On Thursday, December 28th, 2017, Alex Roy joined Daniel Zorrilla, a Tesla Model 3 owner, to test the range and reliability of that vehicle—which happens to be one of the first delivered Model 3 customer cars. The pair departed the Portofino Inn in Redondo Beach, California; their final destination was the Red Ball garage in New York City. The two completed the cross-country drive in 50 hours and 16 minutes, setting a new electric Cannonball Run record.

Total time: 50 hours, 16 minutes, 32 seconds
Total mileage: 2860 miles
Charging cost: $100.95

 

ALEX ROY

Here’s the timelapse and GPS track of their journey:

 


Date: 2018-01-05


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