Submitted by Bob Kroll on 13. April 2013
My wife and I just completed a cross country, 3000 mile, coast to coast trip (Berkeley to Washington, DC) trip in our Model S. The trip lasted from March 25 to April 12, but we actually were driving for about 12 or 13 days, stopping about 24 times to charge up during the ride, mostly following I-80, but hit some tiny roads as well. The trip cost us $137 in charging fees, and about 4 cents/mile average overall. Half the time we were able to charge up at no cost beyond the cost of an overnight stay in a RV park cabin. We used the Superchargers in Folsom, CA and Newark, Del. as well as Chargepoint and PlugShare. One Tesla owner, Roger, in Princeton, NJ let us charge up all day and used 70 kwhs that were created by solar panels. That was sweet. The car performed exactly as promised. We had zero problems with the car. Often, we'd spend an hour or two on the web seeking the golden quarry of a Nema 14-50 outlet and a place to stay overnight nearby, always succeeding. Long distance electric car travel is here! Would love to hear others' experiences with this.