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Driving Stupid

Autoblog Green embeds a 14 minute video of Micah Muzio, managing editor of Kelley Blue Books, and a cameraman driving a Tesla Model S from Las Vegas to Los Angeles. They deal with a bolt in one tire, eat yuppie food while charging at both fast and slow stations and worry about range. After Tesla advises them to keep the speed down to extend range, there are lots of shots of them driving only 58 while trucks and even (horrors) a Prius pass them up. Muzio appears happiest with the car near the end when he has plenty of charge for a short distance and can punch it as if conserving energy is not an issue. He admits this is their chance to “drive stupid.”

In the long term, though, conserving energy is the issue driving the very existence of electric vehicles, not showing off.