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400 mile range battery hint on Tesla's main page

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by KevinThornberry, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. KevinThornberry

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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-
     
  2. wart

    wart Member

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    "Ideal miles" rather than "rated miles" maybe?
     
  3. Max*

    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

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    This.
     
  4. msnow

    msnow Active Member

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    That's assuming it's set to show EPA "Rated" and not "Ideal" Range.
     
  5. Derek Kessler

    Derek Kessler Member

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    Or that's just a Photoshop composite put together by the web/marketing team. It's not a hint or a plant.
     
  6. Khatsalano

    Khatsalano Member

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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
     
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  7. jrreno

    jrreno Nothin' left to do but smile, smile, smile

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    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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  8. TaoJones

    TaoJones Beyond Driven

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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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