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A Very British Road Trip (or 2010 Roadster Sport: A Space Odyssey, if you prefer)

Discussion in 'Roadster 2008-2012' started by dpeilow, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    Bravo! I did not want it to end.

    Really. Can you do it again?


    What is the back story on the car wrap?
     
  2. dpeilow

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    I'd really love to do it again, that's for sure. Maybe I can convince them that these Vauxhall Ampera types should be blown into the weeds :wink:


    The story with the matte black is that they wanted to test out the colour. Apparently there had already been some sales when I got the car, and it had only been on there for less than a couple of weeks.
     
  3. vfx

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    Well they should have listened to me 18 months ago then!
    (they refused to paint mine in flat black)
     
  4. ChargeIt!

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    I -- for one -- am **GLAD** they refused; I like your color SO MUCH better :smile:
     
  5. ChargeIt!

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    Yes, you should. Challenge them to a "duel". Ride side-by-side 170+ miles until they run out. :biggrin:
     
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    :redface:

    thanks CI
     
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    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Superfan! :biggrin:
     
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    #28 Palpatine, Jun 28, 2010
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    I noticed after my track day that my battery charged up to less than the normal amount that I am used to. I typically see 187 miles in standard mode and 242 miles in range mode.

    After my track day (900+ wh/mile) my car would only charge to 172 miles in standard mode.

    It took several charge cycles for it to gradually come back up to 187 in standard mode. I think this was caused by the need for the cells to rebalance after having been abused. I believe the charge cycle stops as soon as some of the cells reach their maximum voltage of 4.10 volts (standard) or 4.15 volts (range). If some of the sheets are out of balance and have a lower voltage, then the total range available might be less than normal. As all of the sheets become closer in voltage levels (several balance cycles) then the range gradually comes back to what we observe as normal.

    It looks like your demo car was at the track right before you took it on your trip. That might be the reason you only experienced 226 miles in range mode.

    This is all just from my observations and discussing it with Tesla engineers. I cannot say for sure what is going on. Just speculating.
     
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