By Elon Musk, Chairman, Product Architect & CEO

In 2013, two extremely unusual Model S collisions resulted in underbody damage that led to car fires. These incidents, unfortunately, received more national headlines than the other 200,000 gasoline car fires that happened last year in North America alone. In both cases, the occupants walked away unharmed, thanks to the car’s safety features. The onboard computer warned the occupants to exit the vehicles, which they did well before any fire was noticeable. …

A photo essay of an electric journey across the US

Early in the morning of Sunday, February 2, 2014, two Tesla Model S sedans pulled up to New York’s City Hall to mark the completion of a cross country trip done without a drop of gasoline. The two cars used 24 Superchargers in 14 states to fuel up on the trip from Los Angeles, and in doing so set a Guinness World Records achievement for least non-drive time to cross the United States in an electric vehicle. Along the way, our crew of drivers turned amateur photographers and documented the journey, Supercharger by Supercharger.

Barstow, CA

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Our first stop on the journey came near a Chili’s, a Country Inn, a Starbucks, and the Tanger Outlet Mall. This was also the last place on the trip where we could fairly claim zero body odor. …


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