Heading cross country!

Heading cross country!

Drove from Kentucky to New York last week to pick up my daughter in Hoboken for my co- pilot. As I was exiting the freeway for JFK, I hit something in the road that blew out a tire and bent the rim. Called tesla service at 7:am Monday morning. They had a new tire and rim on by 9 am. Left JFK supercharger at 9:45. Stopped in Hoboken and on to Newark, De. Full range charge and left with 258 miles. Pulled into Somerset sc with 11 miles rang left. Somerset to Macedonia in 3 hrs. It was snowing so the leg to Maumee, Ohio was slow. Got in at 2:30 am and couldn't get to the supercharger because of the snow that hadn't been plowed. Went to a Hampton inn 1/2 mile away and called Tesla. The guy told me to get some sleep and he would see what he could do. I went back to the sc at 8 am and it was clear. Are these guys the best or what! Headed out to Mishawaka with temp at 6 degrees. I'll keep you up to date if there is interest.

Mel. | January 25, 2014

logicalthinker, thanks for calling

teriyaki88 | January 25, 2014

Some please take plenty of pics and post them ASAP! This is a historic moment. Way to go!!!

joseph.sarabia | January 25, 2014

I count 7 Model S, just a handful (maybe 5) hanging out.

joseph.sarabia | January 25, 2014

(at Hawthorne SC)

lgdvm | January 25, 2014

I feel like I did when I watched the moon landing. Incredible journey. Thanks for the historic story

logicalthinker | January 25, 2014

I just saw the following on Facebook. Everybody reading this: post with #teslamotors to your Facebook feed this or something similar:

"In about half an hour, the first ever transcontinental fully electric sedan free and fast Supercharger trip is slated to finish at the Hawthorne California Supercharger.

They started at the JFK airport Supercharger and have comfortably sped across the USA despite outside frigid temperatures as low as -22.

This is historic."

If the media fail to get the news out, WE CAN.

Captain_Zap | January 25, 2014

myfastlady is going to win the race even after throwing a shoe.
Impressive, indeed! | January 25, 2014
tes-s | January 25, 2014

Kim posted a nice map of the route to the Tesla facebook page. "Like" her post to show all your friends!!

joseph.sarabia | January 25, 2014

Sadly, no sign of a traditional media presence at this point and no apparent TM PR people.

EJH | January 25, 2014

Northern Dancer lives again!

logicalthinker | January 25, 2014

This ought to be front and center news across the country.

This is the epic becoming the ordinary.

This is the future. Now.

logicalthinker | January 25, 2014

Can you link, tes-s?

tes-s | January 25, 2014

Daily Kos:

Can't link directly to Kim's post, but here is the facebook page.
It should show up on the right under "recent posts by others" with her name (Kim Glenney)

tes-s | January 25, 2014

...guess you can link directly. :)

MacDaddyDude | January 25, 2014

We all understand how amazing this even if cbs could care less. The only way to get the media to Hawthorne is to tell them that a Tesla is on fire full of nuns and puppies...unfortunately it is the safest car ever, so no news there.

We'll remember, and we'll tell our grand kids. We'll tell them that journalists were interested, and they'll ask, "What's a journalist?"

create | January 25, 2014

John, when you head up the the Bay Area maybe some of us can meet you in Gilroy and caravan from there to the factory. | January 25, 2014 | January 25, 2014

@MacDaddyDude Sadly a true statement

That being said, it does seem like Tesla PR/Marketing has been caught a bit flat-footed on this...?


michael.konen | January 25, 2014

So at least 10 Model Ses? Any ETA?

DonH | January 25, 2014

Pics or it didn't happen--:-)

michael.konen | January 25, 2014

@omarsultan - They will only make a PR stunt out of their trip. I imagine when Elon is being interviewed about his road trip he'll mention this one, but it probably won't get much attention. I wonder if his trip will be pushed up a bit more so he's trip is more relevant. Won't have as much significance if lots of people complete the trip before him.

Greg Sande | January 25, 2014

Epic journey... wouldn't be half as memorable without all the white-outs, snow, and sub-freezing weather. But what a great way to end this first trans-continental trip, in warm and sunny California! This trip will have lasting impact.

Congratulations to John, Jill, and MyFastLady!

Thank you.

logicalthinker | January 25, 2014

It's good to see a lot of Tesla owners have come out for the event.

To ignore this historic event is like ignoring the significance of George Washington cruising the Delaware.

He took the enemy by surprise. Successfully. And we enjoy freedom today.

michael.konen | January 25, 2014

Too bad we can't get a live GPS location reading like the iPhone's "Find Friends".

logicalthinker | January 25, 2014


LOL | January 25, 2014

@logicalthinker - in this case, cruising is more appropriate :)

Tiebreaker | January 25, 2014

Go go go go myfastlady!!!! Are they there yet?

johnanniegibson | January 25, 2014

They're here

WaitWhat | January 25, 2014

Well done John, Jill and myfastlady. Well done.

MacDaddyDude | January 25, 2014

@ O, too true, but PR events have a "scripted" feel to them, and the outcome is known before it even begins.

Not so here! This is fun and exciting!

logicalthinker | January 25, 2014

Somebody mentioned that the press would come if there were a Tesla full of nuns and puppies on fire.

Hmm. What if when they arrived it turned out to be a historic event of the first trans continental convenient electric car trip completely done for free!

I didn't suggest anything. ;)

grn-enrg | January 25, 2014

Congrats myfastlady!

Tiebreaker | January 25, 2014

Congratulations, John and Jill!!!

You are the Lewis and Clark of the EV era!!!

LMB | January 25, 2014

(LMB spouse)

You rock!

tezzla.SoCal | January 25, 2014

Post your "we're here" John!!!! make it official!

MacDaddyDude | January 25, 2014

Arrival 6:35ish local time?


tezzla.SoCal | January 25, 2014

& Jill (sorry)

RedShift | January 25, 2014


This means a lot to the EV world.

RickT | January 25, 2014

Congrats, John & Jill. Job well done. We all envy you and many of us look forward to following in your tire tracks. Thanks for the postings. All the best.

tezzla.SoCal | January 25, 2014

5:35 PST

EV Quorum | January 25, 2014

John and Jill just arrived at Hawthorne, about a dozen well-wishers in attendance.

grn-enrg | January 25, 2014

Pictures pls!

RedShift | January 25, 2014

It's 5:35 PST. | January 25, 2014


Bighorn | January 25, 2014

Woot woot, as the kids say!