Across the country in Tesla’s car

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Last Thursday, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk announced that he and his family will be attempting a 6-day cross country road trip in the Tesla Model S electric car using only 9 hours of charge.

The trip aims to show the public that long term use of electric cars is not only possible, but convenient. Musk plans to charge the car only 1.5 hours a stop while the family eats and sight sees.

According to TechCrunch writer Darrell Etherington, “the point of the trip is for the CEO to defray apprehension about the possibility of doing so, and for him to use the new Supercharger network as a way to call attention to Tesla’s success in covering the U.S. in all its clean energy glory.”

To read more about Tesla Motor’s Model S electric car click here.