It's Official: This Tesla Trip Is The Fastest Ever... For Charging

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Earlier this year, we reported on Team Qik, who claimed they smashed the previous cross-country driving record by a whopping 9 hours. Now, we’re proud to announce they’re official record-holders... for the time they DIDN’T spend driving.

Carl Reese, Deena Mastracci, and Rodney Hawk have been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records not for their 58 hour 55 minute drive from Los Angeles to New York, but for the mere 12 hours of charging time for their 3,011-mile trip. No official body records records for the actual trip; but the charging data is on the books.

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When asked for comment, Reese said, “Stay Tuned to Jalopnik…..we are going to set a few more records!!” You heard the man. Stay tuned!

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For more information about their cross-country adventure, check out this piece from Patrick George.


Contact the author at nicole.conlan@jalopnik.com.

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jgrabowmst
JGrabowMSt

I like this.

I mean really, when you think about it, this is a pretty big step for all of the people who aren’t interested in driving, or even people who are interested in driving, but only drive boring cars. Get the boring, inefficient cars off the road, reduce congestion, add some electrics/plug in hybrids and save the gas for all of us who really want to drive our cars and have fun doing it.

I mean, think of all the guys out there with muscle cars, or antique cars. They aren’t about to convert their coveted rides, and for some of them, it’s expensive enough to just own the one car and a basic getaround car for DD usage (or sometimes they have something they find equally thrilling for that).

In short, when disinterested people stop using gas, there’s more for the rest of us interested folks.

Don’t hate on these people, we do need them! As more records like this come up, a lot of people will start moving over to electrics and that just means one less dino-juice burning car that we need to compete with.

Embrace the future, because it helps us keep the past alive!