Elon Musk’s Tesla S endurance drive across US

By Casey Frye, CCNN Writer

Inventor Elon Musk – the “superman” behind companies SpaceX, Paypal, and Tesla Motors – announced he’s going to embark on a noble quest with his family across the country to demonstrate how efficient the Tesla Model S can be! He’ll be driving the electric sports car 3,200 miles from Los Angeles to New York with only 9 hours of charge! The whole point of the trip is to prove that the Model S is more than capable of completing a long drive. As Musk tweeted earlier yesterday morning, “At 1.5 [hours per day], we will only ever need to charge when stopping anyway to eat or sightsee, never just for charging itself.” Even though this won’t be the first time the electric vehicle makes a trip across the country, how good would it look for the CEO to do it in less than a week with only 9 hours of charge?