Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

CleanTechnica

Cars

2,424 Kilometers In 24 Hours In Tesla Model S … On German Autobahn

Originally published on EV Obsession.

A new world record was recently set for distance traveled on the Autobahn network in Germany in a 24-hour time period — with an impressive 1,506 miles (2,424 kilometers) being transversed between noon June 18th and noon June 19th, according to the GPS-tracker used.

image

The record was set by “horst98” on the Tesla Motors Club forum — and since he was nice enough to post a concise recap, I’ll just quote him directly here rather than paraphrase:

On the weekend June 18.+19. 2016 (noon to noon) we drove a new world record for electric production cars on German Autobahns. The GPS-Tracker counted up to 1,506 mi (2,424 km). On the screen the Model S P85D showed 1,517 mi (2,442 km).

We started at the newly built Supercharger at Ulm Seligweiler and drove on the new Autobahn 8 in eastern direction. In the beginning with the full charge we drove a long leg just close to Munich. The following legs were shorter and we turned just ahead of Augsburg. We had to recharge 16 times at the Ulm Supercharger with charging times around 15min. With the last leg we returned to the Supercharger with 2 mi (3km) left.

We used 611 kWh in total. The average had been 406 Wh/mi (250Wh/km).

We were two drivers (my son Ben and me) and slept part of the night in the hotel nearby. We drove 90% of the distance with Autopilot. We respected all speed limits and had always a passenger on board during the night. We also had a safty range of 8 mi (12km) always left on the Autobahn (In addition to the 10 mi below zero).

The record was supervised by the Austrian elektro auto mobil magazine.
(The Guinness record team had been awfully expensive with a frontup payment I really paid and was incredibly slow).

Here is the winner photo showing my son and me holding the paper. The press guys with the red shirts and friends from the German Tesla Fahrer und Freunde Forum.

As noted in further comments made by “horst98,” the average driving speed for the trip had been higher than 80 mph; the GPS tracker used was on a Samsung Galaxy S4; and the trip was planned out in great detail (optimal speed, optimal distance, optimal charge time, etc.).

 
Appreciate CleanTechnica’s originality? Consider becoming a CleanTechnica Member, Supporter, Technician, or Ambassador — or a patron on Patreon.
 
 

Advertisement
 
Have a tip for CleanTechnica, want to advertise, or want to suggest a guest for our CleanTech Talk podcast? Contact us here.

Written By

James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

Comments

You May Also Like

Clean Transport

Last year proved to be extremely challenging for the auto sector. Supply chain issues, a global chip shortage, and a pernicious pandemic plagued the industry. However, an unorthodox...

Autonomous Vehicles

Background: My wife and I have been driving our Tesla Model 3 for ~2.3 years. We commute 1500 miles between our homes in Utah...

Electric Cars

There was a time when traditional automakers could have stymied Tesla’s growth story. Is it possible they missed their window? Christiaan Hetzner at Fortune reports,...

Cars

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) revealed the results of its Tesla Model Y crash safety tests recently. Like all Teslas, the Model...

Copyright © 2021 CleanTechnica. The content produced by this site is for entertainment purposes only. Opinions and comments published on this site may not be sanctioned by and do not necessarily represent the views of CleanTechnica, its owners, sponsors, affiliates, or subsidiaries.