Road Trips

Road Trips

There's been a lot of discussion generated by the unveiling of the Supercharger network concerning how often people would take advantage of the SCs.

I'd like to know how many Model S owners plan to take their car on an extended trip shortly after taking delivery, and how often you anticipate using the Supercharger network while you own the car.

Personally, I will be looking for excuses to take road trips! I can't say that I'll never fly again, but I will be much more enthusiastic about making that day-long drive every now and then when required by my employer. And I guess it's legit to continue expensing the mileage even though you use no gas, since it still puts wear on your car :)

Also planning on making more frequent weekend getaways once the appropriate superchargers are in place.

bnwdon | October 1, 2012

I have to be in LA mid month, if I receive my car before that I'll cancel my flight and drive, can't wait!

dahtye | October 1, 2012

I travel from the Bay Area (SF) to Sacramento about once a month. I'm looking forward to using the Folsom SC once I get there (it's about 20 miles out of my way, but certainly worth it).

I also travel to SoCal and Vegas, so will be using the Harris Ranch, Tejon/Lebec, Huntington Beach, and Barstow SC.

I have no plans to travel within the first few months of owning my Sig though, other than to Sacramento (about 130 miles away). With the SC in Folsom, I can drive "spiritedly" and not worry about the time it will take to recarge for the trip home.

Ohms.Law | October 1, 2012

@tesla.mrspaghet...: I too will be looking for a chances to drive on trips and have new adventures along the way. The problem is that mine (ours, let's be clear) will probably be arriving (P3422) in January-ish, which is when DC has the most liklihood of snow and nasty stuff. This even means standing out in the driveway with my new bucket of car cleaning stuff will have to wait. But waiting is what we're all about, right (sort of)?

Ohms.Law | October 1, 2012

Oops, "looking for chances" or "looking for a chance".

DouglasR | October 1, 2012


I feel pretty much the same as you do. When my wife learned about the SC network (before it was officially presented), she said "maybe we should plan more car trips. We have always enjoyed doing that, and it would be fun in this car."

We're in Seattle, so it may be a while before we can use the network, but I can see us driving to California or into the mountain West.

stephen.kamichik | October 1, 2012

Canadian P157....I will be driving from Montreal to Miami when the SCs are up and running. I hope to get my car sometime in 2013 or earlier.

PJP1532 | October 1, 2012

The Super charging network is critical to the useful ness of our Model S. We live in South Carolina and our weekends frequently involve weekend trips to the Atlantic barrier islands, to Atlanta or Charlotte. Most of our weekend destinations are 150+ miles one way. And take note, the speed limit in this part of the country is 70 MPH (read 80 MPH) and driving without the air conditioning is out of the question 8 months of the year. So if we want to get back home we will need to repower the car and if we can only get a charge rate of 5 miles per hour, we will be staying longer than we had planned.

If the Supercharger dots on the TM map are accurate, it appears that TM wants to put a Supercharger at or near the intersection of I-95 at I-26 in SC which would help us on our coastal trips, but it will drastically limit my choice of routes.

mbcaffe | October 1, 2012

I am hoping to get mine bt Feb. 9. Plan to go to Vegas from San Fernando valley in southern calif. and stop in Barstow. About 150 -160 miles each leg. Getting 60kWh

cerjor | October 1, 2012

I will take delivery in Bellevue, WA around Christmas and drive it to the Phoenix area the first week of January. I pray for rain not snow.

Brian H | October 1, 2012

going that far in Jan., you're pretty sure to get both!