Road Trip with a Tesla – Day 2: Pit stop

tesla 11:07 A.M.  What is a little bit of an unexpected pleasure is the rest stops to charge the battery. The  Tesla charge last about 300 miles but the Tesla real charging stations are about 100 miles apart so you have to stop more frequently than you would for a gas station.  This charging station is in the town of Saint George, Utah and is located behind a Starbucks. So while we wait 30 minutes for the recharge, I sneak in a coffee mocha w/ whipped cream and banana bread.  If it was a gas station, ya fill the tank, hit the rest room, and rush back out on the road to catch the traffic that passed you while you hit the pit stop.  May sound like a commercial for Tesla but it’s just the reality, and a pleasant surprise.

The Tesla app on my phone is telling me that the car hit the 96% on the recharge. Gotta go.  Need to make it through Kansas by tonight.

Mike Nelson is embarking on a cross-country road trip from Orange County, California to New York City in a Tesla 90D Model S.  The Model S is equipped with autopilot and electric all-wheel drive.  Mike will share his experiences on the road with autonomous technology with Up to Speed readers in a series of posts.

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