Quote: Originally Posted by petros
19 times = 9.5hrs charging. Somehow that doesn't fit the timeline at their 58mph average.
Somebody is full of shit.
2811 miles taking 19 charges is 147.94 mile per charge.
19 full charges would take how many hours using the data below. Let alone having to plan your trip to hit the charging stations and have to stop before the max range has been reached.
Charging various Tesla models
In a charging station, you get to charge a maximum of 120 kW per car and this will take around 20 minutes to charge to 50% and one hour and a half to take the charge to 100%
The Tesla version you have and the battery in place will determine the charging system for Tesla. For instance, the Tesla version comes in either a standard 60kWh battery, lithium-ion battery or 85 kWh unit. In some instances, you will find the model S having one or more onboard chargers and this will influence the charging time.
If you have the standard 60 kWh battery you get a range of 232 miles while the more powerful 85 kWh provides 300 miles. The battery while powerful comes for an extra $10,000. Using a 110 volt and at a rate of 5 miles for every hour of charge you should get to 300-mile charge at 52 hours. If you want to charge for shorter periods then use the 240-volt socket which gives 31 miles for an hour of charging. Charging for 300 miles will cost you 9.5 hours.
To charge your Tesla model fast then get twin chargers in the car and connect them to a wall mounted 90 amp, 240 volts wall connector. This will increase the charging time to 62 miles per hour and for 300 miles will take you 4 hours and 45 minutes. It is this system that enables Model S owners to charge faster than the rest.
In most of the public electric charging stations, you should do this at a rate of 22 miles per hour. If you have a Model S that is configured for supercharging you can charge for 300 miles for an hour. This is due to the 480 volts at 120 kWh delivered at Tesla Supercharger stations.
Decades after the last official Cannonball in 1979, issues raised and revival possibilities interested some motorists. Yates recalled declining offers to revive the concept because it was unworkable. His reasons included: increased police activity, increased legal liabilities for any organizer, increased year-round traffic, and expanding urban areas. He also warned of the obvious dangers of a race on public roads.
The Gumball 3000
gained publicity in the early 2000s as a similar event, sometimes held on coast-to-coast U.S. routes, but paced over a route several times as long and with no time-based winner. Alex Roy and David Maher set a new record of 31 hours 4 minutes in October 2006.
The upcoming documentary
Apex: The Secret Race Across America
documents the 1983 and 2006 record-setting runs.
While not a coast-to-coast event, The Bandit Run
is a similar road marathon held yearly since 2007 when it marked the 30th anniversary of the film
Smokey and the Bandit
(produced by Hal Needham
and starring Burt Reynolds,
who would both make the first Cannonball Run
film four years later).
Ed Bolian, co-driver Dave Black, and Dan Huang drove the 2,813.7-mile (4,528.2 km) route from the Red Ball Garage to the Portofino Hotel in 28 hours 50 minutes October 19–20, 2013, averaging 98 mph (158 km/h), including the 15 minutes it took to get out of Manhattan in a 2004 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG
. The drivers stopped three times for fuel. The car was equipped with two specially installed 22-U.S.-gallon (83 L) auxiliary fuel tanks in addition to its standard 23-U.S.-gallon (87 L) tank, a total of 67 U.S. gallons (250 L). As proof, Bolian presented the complete GPS logs, recorded by GeoForce, a global field-equipment-tracking company he hired to track his car.
Motorcycle Cannonball Records
Motorcycle between New York and Los Angeles 1917 to Present:
New era and electric vehicle records
- Alan T Bedell drove a Henderson 4 cylinder motorcycle from LA to NYC in 7 days, 16 hours, and 16 minutes on June 13, 1917.
Erwin "Cannonball" Baker drove his Ace motorcycle from LA to NYC in 6 days, 22 hours, 52 minutes in 1922.
- Wells Bennet rode an Excelsior/Henderson in 1922 to cross NYC to LA in 6 days, 16 hours, 13 minutes.
- Earl Robinson in 1935 did the run in 3 days, 6 hours, 53 minutes.
- Rody Rodenberg set his record of 71 hours 20 minutes during June 17–20, 1936, on a 1936 Indian Scout. This was disputed by Dot Robinson.
- John Penton (of Penton racing fame) set a time of 52 hours 11 minutes for the solo LA-to-NYC motorcycle run in 1959. The trek was made on a BMW R69S.
- Tibor Sarossy, at the time a college student, set a record in 1968 of 45 hours 41 minutes. Tibor used a homemade fuel cell made of jerry cans, which allowed for a reported four fuel stops. He also claims he never slept, although he did pass out from a diet of Hershey Bars and coffee at a produce inspection station in California. He averaged 58.7 mph on a BMW R69S.
- Fred Boyajian set a new time of 42 hours 6 minutes on October 11, 1969. Fred used a beer keg to provide extra fuel. Evidence was Western Union telegrams at New York City and Los Angeles.[
- George Egloff in 1983 set the record of 42 hours, recorded by witnesses participating in the event.[
Carl Reese left from West Valley Cycle Sales BMW Dealership in Winnetka, California, at 3:15 a.m. PST on August 28, 2015. Reese arrived at BMW Motorrad dealership in Manhattan, New York City, at 9:04 p.m. EST the next day, traveling 2,829 miles in 38 hours 49 minutes on a K1600GT BMW motorcycle. The trip was documented by notaries at both start and finish.
- Adam Frasca posted a time of 37 hours and 7 minutes. Frasca departed Manhattan, NYC at 12:03 AM EDT Tuesday, April 9, 2019 and arrived Redondo Beach, LA at 10:10 AM PDT.
- Calvin Cote completed the run in a time of 35 hours 6 minutes, departing the Portofino Hotel and Marina ar 3:00 AM PDT April 20, 2019 and arriving at the Red Ball Garage at 5:06 PM EDT April 21, 2019. The 2,772 mile run was completed on a 2012 BMW K1600 GTL equipped with a 15 gallon auxiliary fuel tank, radar detector, and radar/lidar absorbing paint.
In 1968 the Great Transcontinental Electric Car Race was held between student groups at Caltech and MIT.
The Caltech team, led by EV pioneer Wally Rippel
, converted a 1958 VW Microbus
powered by Ni–Cad batteries
. The MIT team converted a 1968 Chevrolet Corvair
powered by lead cobalt batteries. The MIT team raced from Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Pasadena, California, while the Caltech team raced the opposite direction. A network of 54 charging locations was set up along the 3,311-mile route, spaced 21 to 95 miles apart.
The race began on August 26, 1968, and ended on September 4. Although the MIT team reached Pasadena first, they were towed part of the way. After assessing penalty points, Caltech was declared the winner with a corrected time of 210 hours 3 minutes.
With the introduction of long-range EVs, such as the Tesla Roadster (200
and, in particular, the Tesla Model S
, coast-to-coast travel became more feasible. In January 2014, Tesla Motors
completed the first coast-to-coast corridor in their supercharging network
for the Model S. A team from Tesla Motors completed a 3,427-mile route from Los Angeles to New York City run in 76 hours, 5 minutes. (Time included 60 hours, 8 minutes driving, and 15 hours, 57 minutes charging.)
In July 2014, a team from Edmunds
completed a slightly shorter 3,331.9-mile route in 67 hours, 21 minutes. (Time included 52 hours, 41 minutes driving, and 14 hours, with 40 minutes charging.)
The initial cross-country supercharging route was sub-optimal for New York–Los Angeles runs, notably due to the link between Denver and Chicago running through South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin along Interstate 90
Carl J. Reese and co-drivers Rodney Hawk and Deena Mastracci took advantage of a newly opened corridor on Interstate 70
to drive the 3,011-mile route from the City Hall in Los Angeles to the City Hall in New York City in 58 hours and 55 minutes during April 16–19, 2015, a new record for EVs in a 2015 Tesla Model S
P85D. The drivers stopped 24 times for electric charging, with a total charge time of 12 hours 48 minutes. As proof, Reese presented 16 documents notarized on both ends, identifying drivers and three eyewitnesses: Matt Nordenstrom, Johnnie Oberg Jr., and Anthony Alvarado. Complete GPS logs recorded by GPSInsight (a fleet tracking company) were sent to Jalopnik, Guinness Book of World Records. GPSInsight provided GPS tracking equipment to the team to verify the event. Reese's team of three drivers broke Tesla Motors' (team of 15 drivers) previous record of 76 hours 5 minutes and Edmunds.com's (team of two drivers) previous record of 67 hours 21 minutes.
On October 18–21, 2015, Deena Mastracci and Reese were joined by Alex Roy. They beat Mastracci and Reese's prior record of 58 hours, 48 minutes for an LA–NYC run in an electric vehicle with a total time of 57 hours, 48 minutes.
On August 24–27, 2016, the LA–NYC record was broken again by a team comprising Alex Roy, Righthook
CEO Warren Ahner, and StreetWars
founder Franz Aliquo
, who completed the run in 55 hours flat in a 2016 Tesla Model S 90D.
GPS logs were recorded by US Fleet Tracking, and Comma.AI's Chffr data logger, and data was shared with Time, Inc.Drive The Drive
With an early-production Tesla Model 3
, which are delivered to California-based customers only, Alex Roy
and co-driver Dan Zorrilla broke the eastbound Electric Cannonball Run record again December 28–31 of 2017, driving 2,860 miles from the Portofino Inn to the Red Ball garage in 50 hours and 16 minutes.
GPS data was captured using the GPS Tracks application, and video evidence was shared on YouTube.
In July 2019 a family team of Robin Jedi Thomsen, and her parents Lars Thomsen and Betty Legler set a record of 48 hours 10 minutes driving westbound for 2,835 miles (4,562 km) in a Long-Range Rear-Wheel-Drive Tesla Model 3
between 12–14 July 2019.
Semi-autonomous vehicle records
The first coast-to-coast autonomous record was set by employees of Delphi. Delphi engineers covered 3,400 miles, San Francisco to New York City, over a span of nine days.
Carl J. Reese
, Deena Mastracci, and Alex Roy set a new coast-to-coast record using Tesla's new Autopilot function. The trio made the 2,995-mile journey in 57 hours, 48 minutes after departing from Redondo Beach, California on October 18, 2015 at 9:15 p.m. PST, and arriving at Red Ball Garage in New York on October 21, 2015 at 10:03 a.m. EST.
The trip was completed with fewer than 14 hours of charging and 96 percent of the driving done by Tesla's Autopilot system. This record was a first outside of manufacture testing, proving that automated systems can deliver people coast to coast safely in record time.
As of August 27, 2016, the semi-autonomous (Level 2) driving record stands at 55 hours, set during the electric cross-country record run by Franz Aliquo, Warren Ahner, and Alex Roy in a Tesla Model S 90D, whose "Autopilot" function was engaged 97.7% of the way.