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Austin <> Dallas in a Model S 60?

Discussion in 'Texas' started by Kcharwood, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. Kcharwood

    Kcharwood Member

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    Anyone make this drive often? Can you do it without a stop in Waco? Or is that cutting it to close?
     
  2. rocketdallas

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    I've made this drive numerous times, but always stop in Waco for the charge.
     
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  3. TexasEV

    TexasEV Well-Known Member

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    I always stop in Waco.
     
  4. RedRaider

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    The Waco stop is nice and easy. Unless you're going to drive slow, start in North Austin, stop in South Dallas and not get caught in a traffic jam on I35, I don't think that you would make it without stopping in Waco. If you did make it, you would be worried about it for a while.

    Stop and do a quick charge. Show your Tesla key at Colin Bakery to get a free drink and relax.
     
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  5. Kcharwood

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    Wish there were more nearby food options there. Would be a good meal stop for the kiddos.

    Or better yet, wish a supercharger was at buccee's in Temple
     
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  6. JasJ

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    I wish every Bucee's had a supercharger in Texas. They tend to be just outside of town's rather than in... less chance of local's clogging them.
     
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  7. Kcharwood

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    Well I didn't pull the trigger on the 60, and now I can get a 75 for the same price. I'm guessing the 75 can do this trip without the Waco stop pretty comfortably?
     
  8. JasJ

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    Nope A Better Routeplanner says you still need to stop for at least 5 minutes in a MS75D Austin->Dallas (city centers).

    Remember EPA mileage is NOT the range you get driving 75+ mph in Texas heat (A/C) - head wind will make it worse (killed me driving to Corpus from Houston this weekend)
     
  9. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Well-Known Member

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    evtriplanner.com says, for Austin, TX to Dallas, TX:
    95*, 72* cabin, 10mph wind multiplier 1.0: 215 rated miles, 64.4kWh.
    20mph wind makes it 241 rm, 72.2kWh.
     
  10. JasJ

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    evtripplanner uses 70mph for the segment. If you drive that speed, maybe and the wind is not too bad. Me, I like to drive 75+mph on the 75mph roads. I'd stop if needed.
    better.PNG evtrip.PNG
     

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