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    Recreating the NY Times Road Trip - We're on This Weekend!

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    Many of you know by now - from the other thread that this weekend 6 of us East Coast Model S owners will be recreating the NY Times Article road trip. I've set up a Twitter page for all of you to follow us on. We'll be posting pictures and @PureAmps is setting up some of our cars to tweet along the trip!

    http://twitter.com/TeslaRoadTrip

    Join the trip with us!

    Aaron
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    I'm psyched about this! Is Tesla aware of this drive? I think it would be great PR for them as well!

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    A couple of us have reached out to Tesla -- nothing yet! Stay Tuned!

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    'Electrons Across America'

    Rock on!

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    What is your weather like this weekend? I'd love to recreate the event with the freezing overnight temps, and show that if you charged the car all the way to begin with, you can still make it, even with the big loss of range overnight.
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    Michael

    Supposed to be snow by tomorrow morning. Overnight temps Saturday into Sunday in Groton, CT (where the reporter stayed - and where we're staying) are supposed to be 21 degrees...

    There will be 3 of us staying overnight. At least one of us will stay *unplugged* to compare. We will do a full Range Charge in Milford, CT on the way to Groton - so we should all be fine even if we don't plug in overnight.

    Aaron
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    If 6 Teslas arrive at a supercharger at the same time... won't some of you have to wait... a looong time?
    How many charging ports are at the stations?
    Just asking ....

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    CNN beat you to it. Funny, thier trip did not go like the second NYT article.
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    This is still worth doing.

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    Thanks to all of you who have shown support for our endeavor - it's great to see the encouragment from Norway, Netherlands, Italy, and across the USA. This was a major influence in my decision to participate.

    The call last night was most encouraging, and i'm excited to get started down to Jersey tonignt. A few more thoughts:

    - note that the CNN Money headline story is "Can a Tesla Model S make it from Washington D.C. to New England without riding on a flatbed truck?" - the answer is a resounding yes - we now know what we're doing is newsworthy, and we should be able to attract attention with at least 6 Telsa doing the trip in a show of passion for the technology and company

    - We'll be planning the final route in Wilmington tomorroow. I'm going to lobby strongly to take the Lincoln tunnel, go cross-town with a brief stop in Times Square, and then over the RFK rather than the GW - it would be good to attract some attention in Times Square - perhaps we can alert a NY News Station or a Times competitor - and show support for Elon, the company and technology

    - Finding a hotel in NJ that is accommodative of electric vechiles is not small challenge; when making the 1st inquiry, the typical reception is 'are you from Pluto' - Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott - all the same. Finally found an enlighted front desk at Homewood Suites in Somerset - who is willing to rope off a stop for me with 110 access (note: one hotel did have charging stations by NEMA 5-20, for which i don't believe we have an adapter)

    - Thanks to teslaguy for arranging for the philly news to meet us in Wilmington - that should be fun

    I can't wait to get started!!

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