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(The Verge)   A Tesla Model 3 was driven from LA to New York in just over 50 hours by two dudes with huge bladders   ( theverge.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Manhattan, Roy, Electric car, New York City, Automobile, Tesla Motors, bitterly cold weather, Empire State Building  
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2018-01-03 12:59:02 PM  
32 votes:
Shortly thereafter, they broke the lands peed record.
2018-01-03 12:46:58 PM  
6 votes:
Were they also hauling a shipment of Coors? If so, I've seen that movie before.
2018-01-03 01:56:52 PM  
5 votes:
We were somewhere around barstow on the edge of the desert when the Red Bull began to take hold. I remember saying something like "I feel a bit lightheaded; maybe you should drive..." And suddenly there was a terrible roar all around us and the sky was full of what looked like huge bats, all swooping and screeching and stealing bits of electricity from us.  Each creature chose a precise moment, swooped in to the vehicle and snatch a precious volt from out batteries.  I screamed "Drive faster!"  Then I remembered that I was driving.  "No!" yelled my attorney.  "You'll deplete us for sure.  These basterd will have us right where they want us!"

/Sincerest apologies to HST
2018-01-03 02:46:23 PM  
4 votes:

Temporarily Qualmless: capn' fun:
I think the point being made is that the car is entirely electric, so unless they swapped out battery packs along the way, it takes arguments along the lines of "electric cars only useful in cities and suburbs and are useless for long trips during short periods of time" off the table.

Exactly.   Doing it in 50 hours is doing it faster than 99.9% of the population would want to do it... regardless of what the actual record set by some meth-fueled outlaw is.  Ergo, cross "b-b-but... limited range" off the list of EV objections (and there isn't much else left on the list at this point).


There's still "Vroom! Vroom! Coal Rolling! Suck it libturds!"
2018-01-03 01:35:44 PM  
4 votes:
Someone actually got a Model 3?!?
2018-01-03 04:00:10 PM  
3 votes:

orbister: Englebert Slaptyback: They did not use the heater

Why not? The cabin heater on Teslas simply circulates waste heat from the battery cooling system, which is running anyway. As with a petrol car, using the heater makes no difference whatsoever to fuel consumption.


I've been on Fark a long time and it still never ceases to amaze me how people can talk at length on subjects they know absolutely nothing about.
2018-01-03 01:55:12 PM  
3 votes:
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2018-01-03 01:38:01 PM  
3 votes:
Do I believe this?  Depends.
2018-01-03 04:03:05 PM  
2 votes:

GRCooper: LumberJack: GRCooper: LumberJack: GRCooper: 50 whole hours?  *yawn*

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Um.... this same guy, Alex Roy, that just drove the Model 3 across the country in 50 hours has also unequivocally destroyed the 35-hour record Brock Yates & Co. set... he did it in 32, then 31 hours in the mid-2000s. Then some dude unequivocally destroyed Roy's record in 2013 with a 28-hour run.

Your information is old.

Yes. Because i  absolutely 100% said that Yates and Gurney held the record. Totally.

Your reading comprehension is infantile.

Look, you implied with your little picture that the guys in the picture were not impressed by the cross-country run of 50 hours. I'm guessing I am completely right that I assumed you had no idea who Alex Roy was... you know, the guy in the article to which you're replying... and that you had no idea that he had long since smoked the cross country record set by the guys you posted your little picture about.

But, yeah, it's MY reading comprehension that is lacking. Be happy you learned something new.

We've already established that your reading comprehension is infantile.  No need to agree so vehemently.


Holt shiite... uh... uh... I know you are but what am I?
2018-01-03 03:18:28 PM  
2 votes:
orbister: ...
The worst thing about Teslas, however, is that their owners and supporters are without exception complete arseholes.

Translation: I'm jealous because I can't afford a nice car.

/ knew I shouldn't have stepped into a Tesla thread
2018-01-03 02:39:18 PM  
2 votes:

capn' fun: I think the point being made is that the car is entirely electric, so unless they swapped out battery packs along the way, it takes arguments along the lines of "electric cars only useful in cities and suburbs and are useless for long trips during short periods of time" off the table.


And replaces it with "electric cars can only do long trips in short periods of time if you fit your schedule to theirs, taking no breaks except when you need to recharge."

The worst thing about Teslas, however, is that their owners and supporters are without exception complete arseholes.
2018-01-03 04:34:04 PM  
1 vote:

GRCooper: LumberJack: GRCooper: LumberJack: GRCooper: LumberJack: GRCooper: 50 whole hours?  *yawn*

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Um.... this same guy, Alex Roy, that just drove the Model 3 across the country in 50 hours has also unequivocally destroyed the 35-hour record Brock Yates & Co. set... he did it in 32, then 31 hours in the mid-2000s. Then some dude unequivocally destroyed Roy's record in 2013 with a 28-hour run.

Your information is old.

Yes. Because i  absolutely 100% said that Yates and Gurney held the record. Totally.

Your reading comprehension is infantile.

Look, you implied with your little picture that the guys in the picture were not impressed by the cross-country run of 50 hours. I'm guessing I am completely right that I assumed you had no idea who Alex Roy was... you know, the guy in the article to which you're replying... and that you had no idea that he had long since smoked the cross country record set by the guys you posted your little picture about.

But, yeah, it's MY reading comprehension that is lacking. Be happy you learned something new.

We've already established that your reading comprehension is infantile.  No need to agree so vehemently.

Holt shiite... uh... uh... I know you are but what am I?

You're assuming and you're guessing that I was saying that Yates and "Co" held the record.  I said no such thing.  I implied no such thing.  I also didn't infer that from your infantile rant that you didn't know who Dan Gurney was ("& Co") because I'm not stupid enough to read into a post something that isn't there.  You keep doing you, though.

/I will, however, assume that you actually know how to spell "Holy" and that your rabid drool caused you to fat finger your typing.


First of all, you're right, I did not recognize Gurney and forgot who it was that co-drove that run, though I do know who he is. See, I (re-)learned something, too. Secondly, we've come back around to how you're disregarding the fact that you're using guys who were ultimately slower to call the guy who is faster "slow". But we're also to the point where you'll never admit you had no earthly idea who the hell the guy in the article was, or maybe you do but never RTFA in the first place. Peace out.
2018-01-03 04:16:14 PM  
1 vote:
I'm not really sure what the point is to arguing about this. Why would anyone *not* want to break free from the limitations and costs of ICEs? We're in the early days of EVs, and they are going to get far better at a far faster rate than ICEs.

And we need the self-absorbed, more-money-than-sense Tesla arseholes to be the early adopters so they can subsidize the path for the rest of us (and if not for Tesla they'd otherwise be buying M3s or Mustangs). I can't wait for the day when I can get a true off-road EV, and I'm excited about the options and opportunities that my sons will have that I never did.
2018-01-03 03:58:03 PM  
1 vote:

GRCooper: LumberJack: GRCooper: 50 whole hours?  *yawn*

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Um.... this same guy, Alex Roy, that just drove the Model 3 across the country in 50 hours has also unequivocally destroyed the 35-hour record Brock Yates & Co. set... he did it in 32, then 31 hours in the mid-2000s. Then some dude unequivocally destroyed Roy's record in 2013 with a 28-hour run.

Your information is old.

Yes. Because i  absolutely 100% said that Yates and Gurney held the record. Totally.

Your reading comprehension is infantile.


Look, you implied with your little picture that the guys in the picture were not impressed by the cross-country run of 50 hours. I'm guessing I am completely right that I assumed you had no idea who Alex Roy was... you know, the guy in the article to which you're replying... and that you had no idea that he had long since smoked the cross country record set by the guys you posted your little picture about.

But, yeah, it's MY reading comprehension that is lacking. Be happy you learned something new.
2018-01-03 03:12:40 PM  
1 vote:

max_pooper: DarkVader: capn' fun: I think the point being made is that the car is entirely electric, so unless they swapped out battery packs along the way, it takes arguments along the lines of "electric cars only useful in cities and suburbs and are useless for long trips during short periods of time" off the table.

Yeah, that's pretty much it.  The range argument is now GONE.  It's utterly obliterated.  There is no more range argument about electric cars.  You can drive one anywhere in the country.  It's a solved problem.

/I don't want a Model 3, though.
//How hard would it have been to put a screen in front of the driver, guys?  Small LCD panels are cheap.
///Can't afford a Model S, unfortunately.

Well not everywhere in the country... I doubt there are many charging station in Montana or North Dakota so the lack of range argument is pretty much obliterated for most people in the country.


Since you can always plug into to a regular outlet and trickle charge, you might have an easier time finding a power outlet than a gas station in some of the more remote locations.
2018-01-03 02:57:12 PM  
1 vote:

capn' fun: I think the point being made is that the car is entirely electric, so unless they swapped out battery packs along the way, it takes arguments along the lines of "electric cars only useful in cities and suburbs and are useless for long trips during short periods of time" off the table.


Yeah, that's pretty much it.  The range argument is now GONE.  It's utterly obliterated.  There is no more range argument about electric cars.  You can drive one anywhere in the country.  It's a solved problem.

/I don't want a Model 3, though.
//How hard would it have been to put a screen in front of the driver, guys?  Small LCD panels are cheap.
///Can't afford a Model S, unfortunately.
2018-01-03 02:53:25 PM  
1 vote:

orbister: capn' fun: I think the point being made is that the car is entirely electric, so unless they swapped out battery packs along the way, it takes arguments along the lines of "electric cars only useful in cities and suburbs and are useless for long trips during short periods of time" off the table.

And replaces it with "electric cars can only do long trips in short periods of time if you fit your schedule to theirs, taking no breaks except when you need to recharge."

The worst thing about Teslas, however, is that their owners and supporters are without exception complete arseholes.


And Tesla haters are without exception even more complete arseholes.
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2018-01-03 02:50:06 PM  
1 vote:

starlost: http://time.com/3674818/tricked-out-c​a​r/

this guy drove his 1947 caddy across the country without stopping in 1952. he fueled up while still moving and had mini spare tires to lower down so he could also lift the car while moving and replace the flat tire.


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2018-01-03 02:06:29 PM  
1 vote:

dbialac: They wouldn't have needed big bladders with all of the the 1/2 hour stops to recharge. And this record is only nearly double the current record for a conventional vehicle.


So electric cars will only be viable when they can beat the current record? At what point would you be pleased?
2018-01-03 02:02:42 PM  
1 vote:
http://time.com/3674818/tricked-out-c​a​r/

this guy drove his 1947 caddy across the country without stopping in 1952. he fueled up while still moving and had mini spare tires to lower down so he could also lift the car while moving and replace the flat tire.
2018-01-03 01:31:20 PM  
1 vote:
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2018-01-03 01:28:57 PM  
1 vote:
Not to take away from their achievement but these types of record are kinda meaningless. Pretty much any new car can achieve that if the drivers are motivated enough. This record speaks more to the driver's commitment and perseverance than the car itself so kudos to them on that point.
It would mean something and prove a point IF pumping gas takes hours but it isn't.
2018-01-03 01:14:57 PM  
1 vote:
...But unfortunately with relatively small colons.

/I'd still consider a "lightly soiled" Tesla at the right price.
 
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