Sunday, July 9, 2017

Two guys did a coast-to-coast ‘Cannonball Run’ in a Tesla Model S for a new record

On July 1st at 11:30 pm PT, two friends, Jordan Hart and Bradly D'Souza, left Redondo Beach, California, in a 2015 midnight silver Tesla Model S, and proceeded east. Fifty-one hours and 47 minutes later, they arrived at a garage on E. 31st Street in New York City, claiming to set a new record for the fastest transcontinental drive in an electric vehicle. They say they bested the previous record holder by a little more than four hours.

They tweeted and posted photos to Instagram throughout the trip, both to document the experience and verify locations and the route along the way. Notarized witnesses signed official arrival and departure documents at both the start and end of the trip. Date and timestamped time-lapse video footage was...

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