Dallas to Houston TX – 240 miles.

Posted March 9th, 2013 at 8:40 am by Elliott Alexander   |  No Comments ››  

Saturday, March 9th.   Dallas to Houston ought to be an eash drive.   Our last night in Dallas we leave the car charging at the hotel from a 110V outlet that a hotel engineer allowed us to use out back by the pool’s utility area.  We parked close enough to use the Tesla’s power cable without the need for an …

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El Reno OK, Okalahoma City, Dallas TX – 240 miles.

Posted March 6th, 2013 at 11:00 am by Elliott Alexander   |  No Comments ››

Wednesday, March 6th.   We are still recovering from last night’s zero mile on the batter scare, feeling quite fortunate we avoided disaster.   The Howard Johnson is good for a free breakfast in the lobby and we move on.  This leg is relatively short and we make the trip on a single charge.  Initially, we hope on grabbing a short …

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Tucumcari, NM, Amarillo TX, to El Reno OK – 346 miles.

Posted March 6th, 2013 at 8:11 am by Elliott Alexander   |  4 Comments ››

Tuesday, March 5th.  Rise & shine.  8:00AM, we walk a few blocks from our motel over to the KTNM1400AM & KQAY92.7FM radio station for a live interview with the morning radio show host, Tom Even Jr.  Tom coincidentally is the owner/mgr. of the Kiva RV Park where we charged the Tesla at 240V 40Ah.   …

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Gallup, Albuquerque to Tucumcari, NM – 316 miles.

Posted March 4th, 2013 at 9:00 pm by Elliott Alexander   |  1 Comment ››

Monday, March 4th.   The days are beginning to become a blur.   Waking up, Juan retrieves the Tesla from USA RV Park, we pack our bags into the car and continue East.   We stop in Albuquerque for lunch and a free charge in downtown.  Both the charger and street parking spot are free of charge.  We encounter two …

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Grand Canyon Park, Flagstaff to Gallup NM – 280 miles.

Posted March 3rd, 2013 at 10:52 am by Elliott Alexander   |  3 Comments ››

Sunday, March 3rd.  Today, was a single charge record for us, 280 miles traveled with 16 miles left on the battery.  Leaving Grand Canyon Park in the early afternoon we travel at a leisurely pace of around 52 to 55 mph and arrive to Gallup without a sweat.

In the morning we tour the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.  The …

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