Hi All, I previously did a range test at as optimal conditions for the car in the winter as possible (pre-heated battery, 32F, 70mph, no heater)
On Saturday I did 2x out of 3 suboptimal (faster + heat on):
75-77 mph cruise control setting. (Some traffic, construction, onramps off ramps, view video with overlayed graph for a good sense of speed. I think avg speed was 73-74mph for the data reported), 32F out (warmer than last test), had heat set to 68-70F the whole time.
I charged at a supercharger which did preheat the battery to 39C. Honest truth for why this is is I ended up getting coffee before the range test and could not fully recharge the battery at home until I got below 93% (did not know that was a problem). I only have 120V charging and I wasn't going to wait that long.
I drove 181.4 miles on 95% dSoC (charge) at an efficiency of 268 wh/mile. That implies a 191ish mile range. If you include the buffer below 0% that's how you get to the clickbaity theoretical 200 miles.
Overall I think the heatpump driven heating system took only 6-7 miles of real world range which I think is going to be obviously worth it to everyone who has relatively mild winters like we do in the northeast of the USA.
I don't know if I'll be doing too many more range tests as they put alot of miles on the car!!! I hope this video is helpful for people figuring out what range to expect from the bigger battery SR+ w/ heatpump!
(moderator note: moved new thread into existing thread on range tests created by this OP)
Unlike JJ, I DO watch a ton of Tesla related videos, but like JJ, I don't often watch them when they're posted here on TMC, as they're usually either: 1. A new YouTuber trying to pimp his/her channel or Tesla code 2. The video is a thinly veiled attempt to hide the fact that they're promoting some service or product in the video. 3. Both 1 and 2.I dont watch many videos online (as thats not my thing), but I took a look at this second video you put out. I enjoyed it, nice job. I thought it was pretty well done, not too long, and covered what many laypeople want to know which is "how far can I go in this car, under regular conditions, without all too much technical gobbledygook?"
Also, really cute and well behaved dog in the back seat there
Given what I saw of this video, said as a person who doesnt watch many "regular person" videos online, I would definitely watch something else you put out.
Updated for new screenshot. It’s nominal full pack 46 kWh.. That makes it 44 kWh useable at 100% or soz
I should have a screenshot somewhere here, will make a new one soon.
But out top of my head,
Nominal full pack: 46.9 to 47.1 kWh.
Energy Buffer is 2.0 to 2.1 kWh.
Cell imbalance starts off low with full charge but imbalance goes all the way up to 60-100mv the lower you get.
I did attach first two (old!) pics from when car was few months old:
Useable capacity at 100% is about 44.8kWh, or slightly less then 40 kWh with a 90% charge.