Why did we do it?
It's a pretty simple story: Alexei needed to get his new car from the factory to its new home. He asked his friend Dmitry to help drive it across the US. During the preparations we came up with an idea to try to drive (and charge) faster than the current fastest EV Cannonball Run record.
We drove 3,100 miles in 56:56:48, for a total average speed of 54.4 mph. This is a currently standing world record.
The previous record, 3,011 miles in 58:55:00, was set by Carl Reese, Deena Mastracci and Rodney Hawk, with the help of 3 more support drivers. The record before that was 67:21:00, set by car gurus at Edmunds.com.