Musk and family intend to dispel range anxiety fears.
The company can’t build cars fast enough to supply demand, and investors can’t get enough, either, driving Tesla Motor stock up nearly six-fold since the beginning of the year. Nonetheless, founder and CEO Elon Musk clearly seems frustrated by critics who continue to focus on issues like battery range and charging times.
So, Musk is about to set out on a cross-country journey meant not only to give his family a vacation but to also help put an end to the issue of range anxiety – at least when it concerns the Tesla Model S. By the numbers, the South African-born entrepreneur plans to spend six days driving 3,200 miles with five kids in tow.
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But the figures that really matter concern the estimated 90 minutes a day – or nine hours in total – that Musk expects to spend charging up his Model S sedan using the rapidly expanding network of so-called Supercharger stations Tesla is installing across the country.
“Should go long way in dispelling range anxiety worries,” tweeted Musk, an inveterate user of the Twitter service whenever he wants to reach fans and the media. “At 1.5 hrs/day, we will only ever need to charge when stopping anyway to eat or sightsee, never just for charging itself.”