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Anyone beat Ideal Range?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Maximilien, Jul 9, 2017.

  1. Maximilien

    Maximilien Member

    Oct 25, 2016
    Irvine, CA
    I drive within rated range comfortably.

    How slow do you have to drive to be within ideal range?

    I am guessing like 50 mph on highway?

    Reading how many people don't even get the rated range, ideal range seems "too ideal."
  2. Tam

    Tam Active Member

    Nov 25, 2012
    Visalia, CA
    The trick is described in Tesla blog:

    Model S Efficiency and Range

    • Constant speed (such as using cruise control)
    • Flat ground, no wind
    • Climate control OFF or using vent only (no heat or air conditioning)
    • 300 lbs of vehicle load (driver plus passenger or cargo)
    • Windows up, sunroof closed
    • Tires inflated to recommended pressures
    • New battery pack (<1 year, <25,000 miles)

    • Informative x 2
    • Like x 1

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