TESLA MODEL S ROAD TRIP: 800 Miles Atlanta to Houston – Will We Make It?

TESLA MODEL S ROAD TRIP: 800 Miles Atlanta to Houston – Will We Make It?


An 800 mile road trip in an electric car? Are we going to make it? You’re about to find out. It’s on auto pilot, that’s why my hands
are not on the steering wheel right now. Good morning you guys. We’ve been driving for about an hour and
a half now. With a regular car, Google said it would take
about 11 and a half hours to get from Atlanta to Houston. Now because we have an electric car, of course
we’re going to have to stop somewhere and we’re going to have to supercharge this
bad boy. Ok we’re about to stop at the Birmingham,
Alabama supercharger. See it on the right? Oh you see it? Yeah right there. See it on the right? Oh we found the super chargers! Oh there they are! So our first charge stop of the day gave us
the opportunity to stop and get some coffee. We are fueling our car and fueling our energy
up at the same time. Yeah I like how you said that. So right now we’re about 10 minutes close
to 90%. I don’t even know if it was 30 minutes. I think it estimated 30 minutes to get to
90%. Yes first charge is done! And done and done! Alright well here we go. 2 more hours until the next stop. We are at Stop #2. So it will be interesting to see what’s
at this stop. At the last one there was a coffee shop and
some other restaurants. Tesla charging stations are often in really
nice areas, usually well populated with restaurants or stores. They want to make sure you’re not bored
while you’re charging. Yeah, yeah. Alright we’re going to say goodbye to our
baby for a second. This particular stop has a mall. The last one we were at had a coffee shop,
we were able to go in and get some coffee. This one has a mall. We have an app, the Tesla app and we can monitor
the status of the battery charge right from our phones. Just got a notification from our phone saying
the charging was done. Why are you holding the breadstick like it’s
a microphone? Just as we were finished eating our food. First stop we got coffee, this stuff we got
breakfast, which was kind of our lunch. So at each stop we’re finding stuff to do. So you’re summoning the car? Yep. Oh that’s so cool! So we’ve got 170 miles before we need to
stop and charge the car again. So I guess we’ll see you in 170 miles. Louisiana. We are approaching stop #3 of the trip. And we’re in Louisiana so, first stop was
in Alabama, 2nd was in Mississippi and now 3rd stop to charge is in Louisiana. And so as you can see there’s 6 of 8 stalls
available. There’s restrooms, there’s restaurants,
there’s coffee, and there’s shopping. And free wifi. And free wifi! We found it! Number 3. And as usual, we’re the only ones here. Okay so how should we pass the time at this
station. It’s really hot. I think I could go for a smoothie. I know because it’s so hot. I think that’ll be perfect! We’ll cool ourselves down with a refreshing
smoothie. Sweet. Let’s do it. Alright. By the time we walk there, we’ll be done. 5 minutes. Let’s go. And now we’re headed to stop #4. We are in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for our 4th
supercharger stop. Alright so stop #4 we decided to fuel up again
he got coffee and I got tea so it was a coffee and tea break. So we got that while we were waiting for our
car to charge. And when we came here we summoned the car
to park and now we are going to summon it forward. Check it out. Come to me, my car. Looks like our next stop is Lake Charles,
Louisiana. We should get there in about 2 hours and then
we’ll be at our destination in Houston 2 hours after that. The last super charger. Lake Charles, Louisiana. Yesss. It’s literally right off the highway. Perfect. Oh my God, last supercharging stop of the
road trip. It doesn’t even feel like it’s been that
long since we left Atlanta. Found the Tesla stations, and as usual, it’s
just us. Can’t believe it you guys. Last stop of the road trip before we make
it to Texas and since it is in the evening, we are going to get dinner. Just ate our to-go order. This is it! This is our last charge stop and our next
stop is Houston, Texas our destination. So super excited. Last leg. Last leg. Let’s do it.

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    ReerBaadia

    She never gave the poor guy a break once from driving. No wonder men die faster than their spouses #gynocentrismKills.

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    Mark D Larsen

    VERY well done! Yes, it takes longer than in a gasmobile, but what's the hurry, anyway? You've gotta stop for bathroom breaks, to stretch your legs, and get a bite to eat. And you didn't have to pay even a penny for gas! Can't beat that.

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    Henrique Vefago

    Your tesla doesn´t has free supercharge, right? How many kwh was used in this trip? and how is to pay the supercharge(after 400 KWh)? Love your chanel. From Brazil.

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    Cole Bender

    You can start the summon from inside the car by hitting the park button twice while the car is in drive or reverse.

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    ravedog

    I don't enderstabd why you guys are in good shape. I would think you would gain 100 pounds from all the prolonged stopping. Hehe

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    Allen Koehler

    Awesome car! We're looking at getting the X in the same color, interior and exterior, as yours! Looks beautiful. What size battery did you get?

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    SINCE 1619

    This is nice if you in chill mode and want to take the scenic route. I couldn't think of a better vehicle to do it in, but if you got to get there, a gas or hybrid is more suitable. Great video!

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    AC

    Pretty soon you guys will be joining the other Tesla Youtube channels in meet-ups :). I know almost all the popular Tesla channels are meeting for the Model 3 event in Fremont. Some are flying in from Norway and the U.K

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    Sunnyyy

    Do people look at you guys funny when you walk into Smoothie King just to set up your camera to record yourselves walking again?!😂😂 4:54

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    The Biker Bug

    Okay, gotta ask? Did y'all calculate the calories that you took in on the stops? Might be an unforeseen consequence of owning an electric car… Calorie overload… ha ha ha. Just kidding.
    Hope you enjoyed the trip…

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    niceguy60

    Great video , However stopping every 2 hours seems like a hassle for a very expensive car , considering there's cars in the Market which can travel 800 miles without needing to refuel
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    I mean surely you wouldn't want to drive for 12 hours straight however the car wouldn't be forcing you to stop

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    Divine Interruption

    I am curious, since you're on a road trip, why do you set the charge limit at less than 100%? I noticed at 1:24 from the charging menu screen… (Terrific videos by the way!!! I envy your white on white, tinted Tesla. It's toooo clean, toooo fresh!)

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    Yxg

    Greetings from the UK! Great video, one question: Which version of the Model S do you guys have? 🙂 I imagine if you guys had the 100D, you wouldn't need as many stops with it's 300+ mile range!

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    W N Chandler

    I enjoyed your video. However, a recap of your trip would have completed it. Perhaps comparing the time to prior trips in gas powered cars.

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    Tino Gomez

    Hi, what's the exact year and model of this car? Really looking at getting a tesla in the near future
    Thank you!

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    Joseph C

    I wonder what will happen when all the model 3's start hitting the road and lining up to use superchargers? Right now model S and X are the only ones using them , I know they are building lots more stations but still am skeptical.

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    Chi Ming Cheung

    Why are the trips between the charge stops only 170 miles for example. You should get further away with a full charge of battery, right?

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    Joseph C

    Maybe it's my security background talking but the more often you have to stop on a road trip the more you expose yourself to possible crime in that area. Yes, Tesla puts chargers in some nice areas with plenty to do while charging but, the criminal element knows you will be there for some period of time most likely wondering around outside your vehicle. A Tesla is an expensive car so most people that own them have money and become a good target. I know your exposed to the same element at a regular gas station but your there for a much shorter period of time and can remain in the vehicle while refueling. There is more activity with others coming and going while at a Supercharger not near as much activity. Just something I was considering

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    Kenny Armour

    So the charging stops added about 2.5 hours to your trip, is that right? What was the total travel time so I can see how that 2.5 hrs compares to total trip time, thanks

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    Kevin Dunnell

    What's with all the ANNOYING noise you may consider music. I'm interested in the car. I don't have to be entertained to listen to the content. Thumbs down. gone elsewhere.

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    royce priest

    Your videos are very good and I like the part where u used the summon feature on your tesla !! What model do you have ?

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    James Mc

    I love the car, love the video but honestly if I'm driving any long distance on a schedule I'd probably take my current car. Get about 42 mpg on the highway, when I was driving from Florida to North Carolina for a trip, I only had to stop twice to fill up. An EV, while still capable, I'm not sure I would want to make that many stops and eat into my time.

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    Gokulnadh Naduvilakandy

    I stopped may be twice or thrice on my drive from Atlanta to Houston with a sonata, gas, pee, breakfast!😂

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    A/C Guy Gus

    This video is sexist. The man is the one who drives. He doesn't even offer her to drive… Jk lol 😀 I'm just jelly..

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    Mike Jones

    How much space does the trunk have? Will it be enough for extra luggage if I decide to travel with friends or family?

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    Gary Hill

    The part where she refers to SC's being empty, "as usual" …. HA!!! try driving interstate 15 around Las Vegas to L.A. and watch how you have to wait some times as long as 20 minutes just to hook up . . . . only to find out poor maintenance means your charger is only running at 20% – 30% full speed. Makes you want to kill your self.

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    Gary Hill

    Tesla recently admitted, if you Supercharge frequently (they refused to say what % that is) – they permanently throttle your speed DOWN. Wish we'd have know that PRIOR to signing on the dotted line. So between poor SC maintenance, extra hot temps, tesla's throttle down disclosure? It's turning out it aint so super. But hey, it's still the best thing going, at least until VW/audi release their offering in 2018 …. that's not to many more weeks. Hope tesla gets it together before then.

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    Lorenzo B

    Aye most people around here are so skeptical that talk shit about charging stops and "wasted time" I'm getting mad about it 😂 ..Change completely your prospective dear ones :

    – I don't like driving on highways (only fast hill climbing 😂 ) so my max would be 90 miles, done. I'd take a plane or the train !

    – They planned to do this trip to test the tesla and see what would be like to enjoy a peaceful and not rushed trip (am I right??)

    – Gotta decide if you'd rather spend money on a plane or train or drive free the tesla … cost balance for the purpose of your trip, and that's totally subjective !!

    I'm dying to own a Tesla S that's why I'm binging on model S's videos hoping that one will appear magically in my yard 😅😅😅

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    TESLA CONCEPTS

    Great vid Ashley and to your hubby.
    Longest trip I’ve done was from Kennesaw Ga to Los Angeles California on a sport bike.
    Longest trip with our Leaf was about 2hrs. However once my Model X 100D arrives next month I plan to travel a lot and possibly some towing also cross country.
    I can’t wait for the ventures ahead.

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    Tesla Model S75

    I can say with confidence the range anxiety is there during the first trip, but once you get used to it, you don’t even hyper mile.

    https://youtu.be/BoKYupRrbVk

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    Ronny Feskens

    A lot of time and work to load such a car but happenly for you there are always nice places to still your time 🙂

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    deluxluv

    Hey Ashely Renne, My husband and I want to thank you and Karl for all your videos on sustainability and living an eco-friendly lifestyle. We have really learned a great deal about the different options that pertain to a Tesla; so much in fact that we ordered our Model S today. We used your referral code and hope that this benefits you. Please keep up the great work, we look forward to your upcoming videos!!!

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    Leon Ducharme

    I really enjoyed the videos from Georgia to California, etc. Also it really helps when you state how long and nearby stores. I will be moving to Georgia from California to be with my son in my retirement in a couple months! Any trips planned for the New England states? Thanks, Leon

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    Wild Flower

    This is what I was looking for. A video like this. My family of 4 travel to Atlanta, Georgia once a year and like your trip mine is about 10 hours. I’m a bit on the energetic side (more so than my family) and I need to get up and move when I have long trips, my questions are: Since you don’t pay for supercharging how much did you pay for food/drinks for each stop? If a person has to pay for supercharging (your trip as the scenario, my state is $.21 kilowatt), how much would the supercharging costs be? Did supercharging make your overall trip feel long because you had to wait for charging compared to if you used gas? I’m still researching/learning about Tesla’s. I do feel overall that this will be the only car I’ll EVER buy again. I thought it was just me, but I’m so tired of oil changes, gas fumes (my husband pumps gas for me because it makes me feel ill), and the emissions that are hurting this wonderful planet. I actually thought Tesla only provided vegan leather in their cars (this is from your delivery video). I’m glad I found a woman who I can relate to regarding this car. I stopped looking at these videos for a while because they’re mainly men, I wanted a woman’s point of view. One of my other main things to figure out is my options (and which battery) I want for my car. I think you have a video for that too. I’ll be watching that one as well. Thank you so much and keep doing these great videos.

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    Switchblade13

    Pretty cool, but, after you tally up all you spend extra on food at stops you could have filled up twice and been there much faster.

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    Steven Hill

    This is so cool. At first I thought it would be annoying to have to stop on a road trip but after watching videos like this one it actually seems like fun lol. I like how they placed the superchargers right at shopping and food. And did I hear that the supercharging station has free wifi!? So awesome. I cannot wait to finally own one of these.

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    Les Jean

    This is restarted . There are always dying Tesla fans who will come here and tell you that long trips in an electrical vehicle is a good idea.
    The fact is my BMW X5 would get me there with just one 5-minute stop to fill up. I wonder if they are getting paid by Tesla. I know people who got rid of their model S at a big loss after attempting a trip from Atlanta to Miami. GAS RULES FOREVER!

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    Les Jean

    People people people please don’t let those crazy Tesla fans fool you. They are acting happy on the surface, but you know they are miserable with all those stops in an 800 mile trip.
    The fact is a 1500 miles trip in a model X costs $140 in charging fees and over 7-hours in charging time. In the same 1500 mile trip a BMW X5 costs $168 in gas and 10 to 15 minutes in fill up time.
    So please do the math!

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    TUNUPDITING

    if the car take 5 hours to charge and it's 12 hour to get to where you get into the five hour is up only common Sense will tell someone

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    Arun Mani

    wait what. You had a Samsung at the start of the trip and by Baton Rouge it becomes an LG? NANI??!

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