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2016.5 90D Charging Questions

PDX-Conquest

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May 23, 2020
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Tualatin, OR
Hey all, first time, short time. I'm looking at purchasing a used 90D with 55K miles on it (my first tesla). At the non-Tesla dealership where I found the vehicle they charged the car all night and it only showed a range of 252 miles. Is this an indicator of issues with the battery or is there a setting that needs to be changed? I'm looking for any help you can provide to help me make this decision. Also, any idea how I verify if this vehicle has free supercharging? Thanks
 

paulk

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Jan 26, 2019
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hartford, ct
there's a setting for the maximum charge, and it should usually not be set to 100% (that's bad for the battery if done too often). also, charging all night on a standard outlet might have only put 50 miles of charge on the battery.
 

paulk

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Jan 26, 2019
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hartford, ct
Range mode doesn’t change the charge, but it does change how many miles it reports by a small amount. My car has been in range mode since the day I got it.

You should have the dealer charge it to any level really, then extrapolate. If it’s set to 50% charge and reports 135 miles, then a full charge is 270. I don’t know the ideal range on a 90D, I think 285. It’s likely it degraded to 265, which is fine.
 

PDX-Conquest

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May 23, 2020
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Tualatin, OR
I’ve moved on from that vehicle and now looking at a similar 2016.5 90D. This one, when charged completely shows a range of 325. Can that be accurate? I thought they were only rated to 290ish. Thoughts?
 

ucmndd

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Mar 10, 2016
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California
I’ve moved on from that vehicle and now looking at a similar 2016.5 90D. This one, when charged completely shows a range of 325. Can that be accurate? I thought they were only rated to 290ish. Thoughts?
There is a settings toggle between “rated” and “ideal” range. The car you’re looking at is almost certainly set to ideal.
 

gsteele

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Sep 5, 2016
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California
I’ve moved on from that vehicle and now looking at a similar 2016.5 90D. This one, when charged completely shows a range of 325. Can that be accurate? I thought they were only rated to 290ish. Thoughts?
The car is set to ideal range, not rated, probably. Flip the setting to rated and see what it says. A full charge on my 2016 90D with 60K miles is about 272 rated miles. It was 294 when new I believe.
 
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