David Craig is a 71-year-old man living in Southern California, USA. At an age that was no longer young, he made a bold decision that even a young man might falter: taking a long trip by tram.
Sleeping in the car gives peace of mind while traveling by tram
The car he used is a 2020 Tesla Model S. The yatra started in May and lasted for 19 days. By the end, he had covered a distance of 13,680 km.
Not only did he travel by tram, but he also slept in it almost every night. they explained the page insider: “Sleeping in a Tesla, I know what to do. Hostels are too risky. I’ve stayed in terrible motels.”
Craig said that by sleeping in a Tesla, he doesn’t have to go through the check-in/check-out procedures, packing up, and stuff every day. With Tesla, he simply settles into his chair, grabs a pillow and goes into camp mode.
Camp Mode is an exclusive feature on Tesla vehicles. This feature maintains a constant cabin temperature and proper air flow so that the user does not suffocate. Car owners can listen to music, watch movies, turn on lights or charge electrical appliances while using this mode.
Notably, this feature helps it use significantly less energy than doing all the above functions in normal mode.
Therefore, there are also accessories for camping or traveling with Tesla cars in the market. Initially, Craig also bought mattresses and sleeping bags to put in the trunk. But while using it, he did not find it as comfortable as the original Tesla seat.
Compared to traveling by conventional petrol cars, Craig said the cabin was somewhat stuffy with the temperature constantly being adjusted and was particularly prone to the smell of gasoline.
As far as charging is concerned, it only takes 20-30 minutes a day. The Tesla Model S he uses is a long range version with a claimed range of 652 km. Hence, he only needs a quick charge during his lunch break or in the evening before going to bed.
One of his experiences when traveling by tram is to always stay on routes with charging stations. At the same time, when he slept, he also parked his car near the station. Thus, if you need electricity, you will get it immediately.
Another reason to park near a Supercharger station is because Tesla has cleverly designed the station. These stations are usually near the rest of the vehicles on the freeway. So he can take a bath or wash clothes there.
Number of charging stations will address concerns while traveling by electric car
Many electric car owners are sharing about traveling by electric car. According to this, a Kia electric car owner would have to make 12 stops to charge or a Ford Mustang Mach-E would have to make 4 stops. insider, But Tesla owners often have a more comfortable experience, thanks to the popularity of Supercharger stations as well as vehicle-need warnings and navigation maps that work fairly well.
Actually, this isn’t the first time Craig has traveled this far by tram. Soon after buying a Tesla Model S in 2020, he hit the road despite being quite nervous. But he soon learned to trust the car and has been driving in a very relaxed mood ever since.
Craig also occasionally drives through rural areas that don’t have as many charging stations as some others. But as he shared, there are enough Supercharger stations for him to never feel deprived or too far away.
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