Tesla Model 3 Drives Los Angeles To New York In 50 Hours

A Swiss family bought a 2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range rear-wheel-drive and exported it to Europe. The family then shipped it back to the US to attempt the Cannonball Run. Lars Thomsen, his wife Betty Legler, and their 18-year-old daughter Robin Jedi Thomsen (who just earned her driver's license two weeks prior), all drove the car from the Red Ball Garage in NY starting on Friday, July 12 at 11:02 pm, arriving at the Portofino Hotel in Redondo Beach at 8:12 pm PDT on Sunday, July 14, taking only 48 hours and 10 minutes.

This was enough to beat the previous cross-country EV record by 2 hours and 6 minutes driving at an average speed of 58.9 mph with 19 stops at Tesla Supercharger stations along the way. A significant portion of the trip was driven using Tesla's Autopilot system and was filmed using a timelapse video.

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