A team sent by
Tesla Motors, Inc.
) has completed the journey from Los Angeles to New York, setting
a record for the lowest charge time for an electric vehicle
traveling across the country. The team traveled in two Tesla
Model S cars and relied solely on Tesla's Supercharger network
during the cross-country drive. As a result, the team incurred
zero fuel cost.
Tesla is hopeful of getting recognition from the Guinness
World Records for the feat. The 3,464.5 mile journey was competed
by the team in 76.5 hours.
The journey was an excellent marketing strategy implemented by
Telsa to highlight the recent completion of its first
cross-country Supercharger route. The drive displayed the
efficiency of the Supercharger network in terms of saving both
time and cost.
Last week, a father-daughter duo beat team Tesla becoming the
first to complete the coast-to-coast journey using Superchargers.
However, they took almost 6 days to complete the journey.
Tesla's Superchargers not only provide free charging to Model
S owners, but also charge faster than normal electric charging
stations. They can restore half the battery charge in just 20
minutes, while normal charging stations take as much as 9 hours
for a full charge.
Tesla currently has over 70 Superchargers in North America and
is expanding the network fast. The company recently also
completed the feat of having at least one car registered in all
50 states of the U.S.
In a separate news, Tesla will soon open its first store in
Contra Costa County, according to Contra Costa Times. The
electric carmaker has seven other stores in the Bay Area.
Tesla currently carries a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). Some
other automobile stocks worth considering are
Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd.
Dongfeng Motor Group Company Limited
). Volkswagen, Geely and Dongfeng carry a Zacks Rank #2
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