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2021 Refreshed Model S Owners (Plaid & LR): What's your average wh/mi so far

calikid

New Member
Aug 17, 2021
4
6
Sacramento
My car has been at the detail shop, the body shop, or Tesla service for almost a month. I only have 400 miles on the car and a lot of that was doing Dragy runs, so I have no idea on the efficiency. I will measure that over the next week and update you on that.
Me too! Same colors as yours, Plaid. Been in service and body shop almost a month. Fixing paint, windshield put in wrong, dashboard but in wrong
 

WilliamG

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Apr 20, 2019
4,529
6,383
Seattle, WA
Me too! Same colors as yours, Plaid. Been in service and body shop almost a month. Fixing paint, windshield put in wrong, dashboard but in wrong

What was wrong with the windshield? I’m having mine replaced for distortion areas in my line of sight. I was hoping this would be a same-day deal… Same goes for the dent in that front speaker grille. Hoping they can replace that easily without ripping out the interior…
 

calikid

New Member
Aug 17, 2021
4
6
Sacramento
What was wrong with the windshield? I’m having mine replaced for distortion areas in my line of sight. I was hoping this would be a same-day deal… Same goes for the dent in that front speaker grille. Hoping they can replace that easily without ripping out the interior…
The windshield wasn’t seated correctly when it came from factory. The entire dashboard was also shifted to the left quite a bit. They were shocked the doors closed correctly. You could look down from the outside, into the lower corner of my windshield on the passenger side and see wires and even the air bag parts in the dash. That’s how “off” it was. They removed the windshield and reinstalled it. Fixed dash too. They had to remove the housing around the rear view mirror and in that process they scratched the hell out of it. Taking it back again soon for follow up.

Just bought my wife a brand new Model Y. Came with chips in paint all the way to the metal in the hood. They actually warned me before pick up and said they’d repair it.
 
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P=I*V

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Sep 7, 2021
17
10
Bakersfield, CA
FWIW, I’ve got about 350mi on my S LR, with 19” wheels. I’m seeing about 290Whr/mi for normal trips around town now, but my first few week of trips were well north of that as I tended to be a bit heavy footed, still kinda am though. Haven’t taken it out on a road trip yet, so don’t know what to expect cruising on the freeway.
 
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WilliamG

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Apr 20, 2019
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Seattle, WA
After my mysterious hard-reset issue, I have about 700 miles on the Plaid/21s, at 303Wh/mi average. Some being an idiot, mostly not. This is roughly the same numbers I was getting in my 2019 Model 3 Performance on average, though it's not clear how well this car will fare in the winter months with its heat pump by comparison.
 
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jebinc

MSM Model S PLAID, cream/FSD; MYP, white on white
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Jun 19, 2019
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10,567
Seattle area
After my mysterious hard-reset issue, I have about 700 miles on the Plaid/21s, at 303Wh/mi average. Some being an idiot, mostly not. This is roughly the same numbers I was getting in my 2019 Model 3 Performance on average, though it's not clear how well this car will fare in the winter months with its heat pump by comparison.
@WilliamG From and engineering perspective, heat pumps, be it in a car or home, are about 300% efficient as compared to resistance heating. Resistance heating has an efficiency of 100%, meaning 100% of the electrical energy is converted to heat and a bit of light. Heat pumps use electricity to move heat around (inside/outside). Our Plaids should have less range loss than our 2019 M3s. Time will tell.
 
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WilliamG

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@WilliamG From and engineering perspective, heat pumps, be it in a car or home, are about 300% efficient as compared to resistance heating. Resistance heating has an efficiency of 100%, meaning 100% of the electrical energy is converted to heat and a bit of light. Heat pumps use electricity to move heat around (inside/outside). Our Plaids should have less range loss than our 2019 M3s. Time will tell.

Exactly that. I have two heat pumps at my house, and their efficiency compared to resistive heating is beyond comparison. Will be interesting to see how these cars do in comparison to my 3 Performance, which always hovered around 300Wh/mi in the winter.
 
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jebinc

MSM Model S PLAID, cream/FSD; MYP, white on white
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Jun 19, 2019
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10,567
Seattle area
Exactly that. I have two heat pumps at my house, and their efficiency compared to resistive heating is beyond comparison. Will be interesting to see how these cars do in comparison to my 3 Performance, which always hovered around 300Wh/mi in the winter.
@WilliamG Yep, I ripped out my home HVAC system on day one and installed a heat pump, with backup furnace - for those days when the temps are at or below 40 degrees. The Tesla will use resistive heating in similar low temp conditions. Here in temperate Puget sound, we should really benefit from the Tesla heat pump!
 
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jebinc

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