Telsa Model S Has Arrived In New York

By Roy L Hales


The Tesla Model S drove into New York City at 2:20 am, Eastern Time, this morning. That was when Peter Soukup tweeted, “If I can make it here, I can make it anywhere and we made it! Electric Road Trip S successfully finished in NYC, final mileage 4887!”  They came the long way: driving south from Portland to LA, across the Southern states to Georgia and then north along the Atlantic Coast to New York. Peter Soukup, Tina Thomas and Luba Roytburd  have proven it is possible for an EV to drive across the United States and, in the process, set a World Record for road trips in an EV.

They started that final day in Ashland, North Carolina, about 600 miles South of New York. Not long after they left, Tina texted, “Shout out to James & Terry at Ashland #KOA for being the nicest staff w/ the best campground on our #Tesla tour!” Their other tweets read like a drum roll:

11:49 – “Crossed into Virgina! Woot!”

3:07 PM – (just North of Richmond, VA) “Last min top up before our first Supercharger in 3000 miles. We would rush out if it weren’t for the great staff at the Americamps KOA”

9:32 PM – “Passing through DC metro area, our hometown! Next stop, Supercharger!!!”

10:11 PM – “Baltimore!”

11:PM – “Welcome to Delaware! :)”

11:42 PM (from Christiana, DE) – “At the DE Superchargers and an S is already there charging! sandwiches & drinks aren’t even done and it’s time to go!”

12:18 AM – “Last leg of the Electric Trip S! NYC, here we come!”

12:25 AM – Jersey!

Peter Soukup, Tina Thomas and Luba Roytburd are presumably sleeping somewhere in New York City right now. I very much enjoyed reading about their  and believe it should go into the Guinness World Records (until someone goes further).

Image Credit: New York: Panoramic image looking south from the upper deck of the ‘Top of the Rock’ observation deck on Rockefeller Center. Lower deck is visible on the right edge of the frame.- Daniel Schwen, courtesy Wikipedia Commons