TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

Any reason why I can't do a trip to Reno with one Supercharge in a P85D?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by gordo, Jun 25, 2015.

  1. gordo

    gordo Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2015
    Messages:
    214
    Location:
    CA
    Brother-in-law's bachelor party is coming up this Sept in Reno... Assuming a range charge to start out, is there any reason why I can't do San Mateo --> Tiburon --> Reno with a single supercharge at Roseville Galleria for dinner?

    No matter what assumptions I enter, EVTripPlanner always picks 2 stops, even with an S85D. As you can see in the below link, I've chosen very conservative settings for speed multiplier, temp differential and payload and manage to obtain rated miles of 183 (147 actual) and 174 (114 actual) for each segment respectively. So should I really consider stopping in two less convenient locations for this trip or is EVtripplanner just being ultraconservative?

    EV Trip Planner
     
  2. MichFin

    MichFin Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2015
    Messages:
    282
    Location:
    Detroit, MI
    You should be able to see your KWH usage for any leg. Remember elevation changes can impact your range.
     
  3. FreeOfPge

    FreeOfPge Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2013
    Messages:
    340
    Location:
    CA
    I can make it in my P85 (with little range left for getting around) so you should be able to do it in the P85D. The problem is there is not a supercharger in Reno, so I would top up in Truckee. If you don't do a lot of driving while in Reno, you will have enough power to make it back to Galleria without another charge.
     
  4. gordo

    gordo Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2015
    Messages:
    214
    Location:
    CA
    I plan on parking the car while in Reno for a couple nights... Won't be driving at all. They have a HPWC at the Eldorado, so will charge up there before we leave.
     
  5. JunesongProvisn

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2015
    Messages:
    64
    Location:
    Asheville, NC
    Opposite coast, but the day I picked up my P85D (two weeks ago), I drove from the Burlington, NC supercharger to Asheville, NC which was 188 miles. I also gained a considerable amount of elevation and encountered (literally) the worst thunder storms I've ever seen. The car wanted to route me through another supercharger but I ignored it and made it home with ~11% left.

    I'd say you'll probably be fine.
     
  6. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2009
    Messages:
    5,062
    Location:
    Colorado
    Two charges from 10% to 55% take a lot less time than one charge 10% to 100%. Anytime you pass 70-80% SoC at a Supercharger, the time to charge starts getting annoying...
     
  7. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2012
    Messages:
    7,019
    Definitely agree here.

    On future road trips, when we're not constrained by needing to stop at nearly every charger because of the spread of them, I'll be aiming to keep the SOC as low as possible. between them, unless we're stopping for a long meal (dinner).
     
  8. FreeOfPge

    FreeOfPge Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2013
    Messages:
    340
    Location:
    CA
    Blast the a/c and don't worry about your speed, you will make it!
     

Share This Page