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1year stats

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by Liz G, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. Liz G

    Liz G P03056

    Apr 16, 2012
    Wentzville, MO
    #1 Liz G, Jan 22, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2014
    Yesterday was my one year anniversary with Lithie. Hard to believe. This year has gone by fast. In the past year I have:
    - driven from St. Louis to Denver using only campground charging
    - driven up the highest paved road in the US and experienced the full power of regen as I gained 18 miles of range coming down the mountain
    - driven from St. Louis to the shores of the largest great lake.

    I've gotten over 'range anxiety' and on numerous occasions arrived at my destination with less than 10 miles of charge.

    I've also met some of the kindest, smartest and most creative people around.

    Yes, it hasn't always been sunshine and kittens. My car was damaged during the original delivery, I've had all of my door handles replaced, a couple of them more than once. I've had pano roof creaks, rack and pinion noises, and a whiny inverter all of which Tesla has fixed. And we are still trying to find a fix for the leaky triangle window.

    But I love this car and wouldn't trade it for any other.

    Anyways here are the stats I promised.
    Miles driven 32016
    KWh used 10555
    Ave Wh/mi 330

    Tires- Original Goodyear's were replaced at 26000 miles, my tires are rotated every 6000 miles.

    Starting measurements
    Front 9mm. Rears 8mm
    Tesla recommends replacement when brakes measure 2mm
    Measurements after 1 year
    Front 9mm Rears 8mm

    No that is not a typo. I have used my brakes so little that the loss was unmeasurable with their standard measuring tool.

    Well off to plan for this years adventures. Cali and Teslive are a definite possibility with Maine looking like another likely destination.
  2. Chipper

    Chipper Active Member

    Sep 23, 2013
    Chattanooga, TN
    Excellent report. Thanks Liz. May your adventures continue unabated!
  3. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

    Mar 29, 2009
    Nixa, Missouri, United States
    Good report Liz. I was right at 23K with ~309Wh/mi, but didn't have any of the big trips like you did (only the Springfield to KC, STL, or Little Rock for long trips).
  4. landover

    landover Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Pleasant Prairie, WI
    What is your miles rated at when you do a rage charge if you don't mind me asking.
  5. djplong

    djplong Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    Looks like there's ONE aspect of a Tesla that's more expensive than an ICE - tires. Tires lasting 26K miles is akin to HALF (or worse) than I get in my Camry. I'll have to factor that into my Model E budget.
  6. zwede

    zwede 2013 P85+

    Jan 17, 2014
    Plano, TX
    Tires lasting 26K miles is amazing to me. I come from the sports car world where we're happy to get 15K miles out of a set.
  7. islandbayy

    islandbayy Active Member

    Feb 25, 2013
    Greendale, Wisconsin
    Congrats Liz. And while we have not met in person yet (though missed each other by most likely minutes!) looking forward to it this year! I think I may be able to squeeze 30 out of my tires. It will be cutting it close. The first 2k miles on my car threaded a lot of life off the tires (factory alignment was WAY off).

  8. Hank42

    Hank42 Member

    Sep 30, 2012
    United States - NY
    I just had to replace 2 of my 19's at 11K - rotated at 7K. So, Your "mileage may vary".

    - - - Updated - - -

    I just had my triangle window leak noise fixed on my 1 year old. I had in the shop twice, the first time, they did the TSB washer thing - which actually made the noise worse. This time around, they got it right - they replaced the actual glass, and voila - silence at last! Hope that helps!
  9. EarlyAdopter

    EarlyAdopter Active Member

    Jun 24, 2012
    Redmond, WA
    That's not specific to Tesla, but to any performance sedan (BMW, Mercedes, Audi).
  10. EdA

    EdA Model S P-2540

    Mar 24, 2011
    Excellent report Liz!
    No snow tires for you?
    That's a ton of miles, >10k more than me!
  11. Kipernicus

    Kipernicus Model S Res#P1440

    Dec 2, 2009
    Belmont, CA
    Today is my one year anniversary!


    Been to Tahoe twice (last year, within a month of delivery), LA twice, and all over the bay area+Sacramento.
    Love the storage space, user interface, and of course the acceleration!

    Had my annual service on 1/30. Tires at 7/32" and brakes at 8mm, all.

    100% max range charge at 192 miles, pretty consistent the last few times I did a range charge (and yes it went all the way to "charge complete").
    90% at 169 miles. "A" battery but it's a 60 so I have seen 100kW supercharger rates


    Overall, quite happy with the 60. Only a handful of situations where the 85 would have saved a little time, but I haven not been in situations where I could not make a trip because I had a 60 and not an 85.
    Rather concerned about degradation (not all of us have islandbayy's magic touch), and if it continues to go down then I'll have to go to 100% more and more, which may (or may not) accelerate degradation.

    At the end of the day, however, I can't see myself buying any other car. go Tesla!

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