World Record!

On the Eve and New Years Day of 2011 a Tesla Roadster ran a course in the Imperial Valley of California and in so doing established a new World Record for Distance traveled by a Production Electric Car on only One Charge.
 
The final GPS calculation of miles traveled by a production electric car on only one electrical charge is 347.2 miles!.
 
Here are the GPS logs and Charge Session History
 
The GPS number is comprised of 52.7 miles traveled in the afternoon of December 31, 2010 and 293.5 miles traveled on January 1, 2011. 
 
A small group of friends from Texas achieved this new record. The group calls itself Team VIN1000 and gets its name from its competition car which is the One Thousandth Car made by Tesla Motors.
 
Here are some pictures we took along the way:
 

car and driver

Driver, Teagen (on the right) and her little sister, Skylar 


First location

Our first location in Nevada, a long flat road 


snow

Then came the snow


close the door

Close the door, it's COLD!


load up

Casey (Driver & Crew) and Brad loading VIN1000 - Time to go SOUTH


First location

Brad's and Casey's trucks pulled heavy loads over icy mountain passes


First day

Our first day in southern California. 


Checking the car out

Brad checking out the readings. (actually the best picture of him)


First location

On location in southern California with an early start for the second day.

2hrs and 53.69 miles under our belt from the day before.  6AM


First location

VIN1000 rolls on McConnell road between walls of hay bales.....


First location

Then past sheep in a field of cauliflower.


sleeping driver

With 14 hrs of driving that day, drivers slept between shifts.


Crew too

Some of the crew too!


Crew too

VIN1000 does not need gas, but the chase truck does!


Crew too

Teagen and her dad Tommy - On the hunt for a new world record.


Crew too

Change drivers every lap? You must be kidding! Can't I keep driving? This is fun!


Crew too

Long Day! Here it is afternoon already


Crew too

More Imperial Valley beauty!


Crew too

Rolling into the sunset, about to set a new world record!


Crew too

VIN1000 ran out of light, broke the old record, and still goes strong to 347.2 miles.

A new world record!



Crew too

Our Course on the 31 Dec 2010 starting from the RV park for a total of 52.7 Miles



Crew too

Our course on New Years day 2011 to complete the balance of 347.2 miles on one charge!!!