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Actual Driving Range

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by JMO, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. JMO

    JMO Member

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    #1 JMO, Jan 23, 2013
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    I have driven about 2,500 miles since November 13 2012 in my model S Signature.

    Lately I have noticed that the discharge rate is greater than the miles driven. For example, I drove about 48 miles today starting the day with a 232 miles range. I drove 48 miles and had about 150 miles left at day's end. Bottom line is that I had an 82 mile discharge vs 48 actual driven miles. A difference of 34 miles.

    I did drive on the highway 95% of the time and at speed averaging about 70 mph.

    So the question is: Is this a legitimate energy usage?

    JMO
     
  2. aviators99

    aviators99 Model S - R140

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    #2 aviators99, Jan 24, 2013
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    I am editing my post because of math questions. You said you had a 70 mile discharge, but 232-150 is 82. Which was it?
     
  3. Zextraterrestrial

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    Sounds OK going 70mph.
     
  4. Nikoli

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    I've been driving ~42 miles but discharging ~100. Cold weather is murder on EV range.

    Those in cold climates expecting to get the 40kwh pack should take note.
     
  5. napabill

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    Speed kills....range.
     
  6. schoendp

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    Nikoli - that seems excessive, even for cold weather. Can you go into more detail about the type of drive, temps, use of heat, etc.?
     

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