Arizona man stops in Macon during cross country Tesla road trip

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – An Arizona man is traveling to almost every state in the U.S. using his electric car and charging stations as his guide.

Steve Sasman was on his way to Atlanta when he stopped in Macon to charge his car at the station in downtown off Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. He started his cross country trip about four months ago. From the Florida Keys all the way up to Canada, Sasman’s Tesla is helping him visit places he never knew existed. 

It’s the road trip of a lifetime and Sasman is taking it. 

“You’re really going out of your comfort zone. Every time I go to a new place I’ve never been, a lot of those places I don’t know a soul,” said Sasman.

Each mile Sasman puts on his car has a purpose. 

“I am traveling the entire country, all 48 states, plus Canada. It’s about 20 to 25,000 mile road trip,” explained Sasman. 

The Arizona native is using Tesla charging stations as his guide. 

“Colorado, Chicago, New York. I drove through Manhattan. I went all the way down to the Florida Keys and now I’m here in Macon,” said Sasman.

It’s the same idea the Tesla CEO had when he asked Macon-Bibb County if he could put a charging station in the city.

“Elon Musk wanted to be able to drive his Tesla from his office outside of San Francisco all the way to Miami,” said Alex Morrison from the Macon-Bibb Urban Development Authority.

Sasman’s car doesn’t just get him from city to city. Sometimes it helps him get through the night. All he has to do is inflate the air mattress he keeps in the trunk.

“The Tesla Hotel. I’m 6’4 and I can fit back there no problem. I slept there last night as a matter of fact,” said Sasman. 

Just one of the many memories Sasman will keep with him for the rest of his life. Just in case he forgets, he’s developed a unique system to keep track of his travels.

“I’m interviewing people in the car. People that are doing great, inspirational stuff,” explained Sasman.

Like Jonny Imerman from Chicago, the Founder of Imerman’s Angels.

“They match up somebody with that same exact form of cancer so they can kind of mentor the person,” said Sasman.

Sasman was only in town for about 45 minutes before he packed up his mobile hotel and continued on his adventure.

“It’s really about growing and learning about yourself and learning about other people and other cultures within the United States,” said Sasman.

Sasman plans to visit Lexington after Atlanta then travel down to Louisiana and through Texas. To follow his journey, you can check out his website which has links to his social media pages. 

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