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If you look at the dashboard picture on the Model S main page, it shows a battery indicator on the bottom left of the screen indicating 242 miles remaining on charge. This indicator is not more than 60% full which would equate to a total range of over 400 miles when charged to 100%.

Link for Page: Model S | Tesla Motors

Link for Picture:
https://www.teslamotors.com/sites/default/files/images/model-s/autopilot...

Kinda awesome if it's what they are currently testing out internally, or maybe it's a plant to stir debate.

If this has been discussed in the past, i've missed it.

Thought it was worth a share-
 

jrreno

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Don't need that much range. Would you care if our cars had a 1,200 mile range? Clearly not. There is a threshold beyond which we don't care. For me, it's 300 miles real-world range, which would be about 370 rated miles in my 85D. Right now, my 270 RM translates into roughly 205-225 real miles.

- K
Unless you are traveling. Then the size of the battery is not so much about how far you can go but more of how fast you can charge. If a car had a battery supporting 500 miles it would mean on a trip with the current super charging spacing one would be able to charge in the bottom quarter of the battery reducing charge time significantly.
 
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TaoJones

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I wouldn't mind 1200-mile range from the same-sized pack. Would certainly reduce SC visits. Of course, by that time we'd have 800A charging as well.

Meanwhile, back here on Earth, a 400-mile battery would be the minimum necessary for all sorts of use in the more rural areas. And heaven forbid there's hauling involved.

There are a lot of different types of vehicles on the road today. When long-haul truckers put Tesla batteries in their Kenworths, you'll know they're big enough and change fast enough.

Until then, these are just baby steps.
 
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