Journalists on the InsideEV website set a new record in the unofficial race for the fastest crossing of the United States by electric car. The three enthusiasts managed to cover the distance from the east to the west coast of North America in 44 hours, 25 minutes and 59 seconds with a Porsche Taycan 4S.
For the extremely 4,500-kilometer road from New York to Los Angeles, known as the Cannonball Run, a version with a maximum range of 460 km was used. The main problem in compiling the route was the location of the charging stations.
The Tesla Supercharger network is inaccessible to Porsche and the “tycoon” had to be loaded at Electrify America terminals. This required a completely different strategy for locations, time and loading speed.
The initiator of the registration attempt, Kyle Connor, says that the team tried to drive economically rather than as quickly as possible. The average speed in the transcontinental range was 100 km / h, although in some places the “tycoon” reached 250 km / h.
The previous record for the fastest crossing of the United States by electric car was also set by Kyle Connor in August 2019 with a Tesla Model 3 for 45 hours and 16 minutes. The absolute champion in Cannonball Run is the Audi A8 L – in April 2020 the German limousine arrived from New York to Los Angeles in 26 hours and 38 minutes.