CNN completes Washington D.C. - Boston trip in Tesla Model S successfully [video]

'In the end, I made it -- and it wasn't that hard'

CNN was able to complete the Washington D.C. – Boston trip that a reviewer from the New York Times couldn't.

During the last few days, Tesla Motors and The New York Times have been at each other's throats after a reviewer of the latter failed to complete the same trip. CNN decided to see if they can make it from Washington D.C. to Boston without running out of electric power.

While John Broder from The New York Times said he wasn't informed about Tesla's instructions to maximize battery power, CNN followed many of them and most of the time the cruise control was set between 60 mph (96 km/h) and 65 mph (104 km/h), while the climate control was set at 72 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degrees Celsius).

A 30-mile (48 km) detour was taken in order to avoid some heavy traffic, but even so after the trip was completed the car had at least a 40-mile (64 km) range left.

You can read the full story at the source link below.

Source: money.cnn

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Comments (10)

 Shotokan6 Shotokan6
Case closed.
February 18, 2013 8:58 pm
 AlexSandrosCob AlexSandrosCob
National Geographic HD - Tesla Model S : youtu.be/NAxtOwo8S8w
February 18, 2013 4:30 pm
 CDspeed CDspeed
Mr. Broder would have made it, if he wasn't trying his best to fail. Thank you CNN for taking up the issue and showing how simple it really is.
February 18, 2013 1:15 pm
 EnzoTinyu EnzoTinyu
A-holes who got paid by OPEC will do what they can to come up with excuses. NY Times is going to ruin their own reputation for hiring retards as other medias complete the trip with ease.
February 18, 2013 1:05 pm
 memexe memexe
I would really want to see a real life test made by an owner and not by "media - following strict instructions from Tesla" - just use it like in real world with traffic jams, changing lanes, speeding and braking as needed for a normal drive.
February 18, 2013 12:30 pm