Elon Musk Is Taking The Model S On A Road Trip

Six days, 3,200 miles, a fleet of Model S Teslas for him and his five sons. And nine hours' charging time, apparently.

Elon Musk's Tesla road trip is more than just a shimmering mirage on a dead straight, Midwestern road, it seems. The serial entrepreneur tweeted this morning that he had just finalized the route--and had not factored in any specific charging stops. Those will be determined when Musk and his five sons stop in their fleet of Model S Teslas for a spot of sightseeing.

Tesla has attempted to prove that its Model S can be used for long road trips. For an electronic car, the Model S has one of the longest battery ranges, up to 265 miles; Musk wants to set an example and he's not alone. The @TeslaRoadTrip twitter feed has a mission: "proving long trips in a Tesla Model S are possible!"

The electric-car maker recently received a rap on the knuckles from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for claiming the Model S is the safest car on the road.

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  • elecENGINEER

    *Electric car, not electronic. The Model S runs on electric power, ie electricity, while the word electronic refers more to circuits and devices, which ALL modern cars have.