This is a three-way proof of concept, actually - in addition to being a monster coup for the Model S itself.
1. No gas? An electric vehicle that can cross the country (and do it in road-legal condition) is unheard-of.
2. Remember - the Supercharger Network is still growing; that it can support LA-NY, and as is, is a testament to the viability of the network itself. (That it's utterly of zero cost to Model S owners? Priceless. However, do they have driver-fueling centers (for things like munchies, coffee, etc.)?)
3. Then there is that it was done during the WINTER. And this winter has been anything but mild. There aren't that many traditionally-fuelled vehicles that could have made that trip, and in the same time-period. (Take THIS, Fiat-Chrysler.)
"Three-way proof of concept", well said--
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