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Battery Efficiency Question?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by troyhouse, May 3, 2018.

  1. troyhouse

    troyhouse Member

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    Please see the attached pic, I am not really that well versed in battery technology and wanted to check with the group here on the battery efficiency for my car.

    I just went to 800+ miles trip, driving almost at 65-70 mph range and minimal auto-pilot.

    I am going to visit SC next week and wanted to check if I need to bring this up or not?

    Thanks in advance.
     

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  2. Pkmmte

    Pkmmte Le meow

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    That actually looks about right. As far as I'm aware, getting near 241 Wh/mi will get you the EPA range estimate, so you did slightly better than that.
     
  3. novox77

    novox77 1.21 Gigawatts

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    is that a round trip? if not, you need to take into account total elevation gain/loss. HVAC use is also a big factor. That said, the efficiency number looks right for highway speeds.
     
  4. troyhouse

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    Yes, it was round trip numbers. Thanks for looking at this, one less thing to worry about.
     
  5. CO2CLEAN

    CO2CLEAN Olivier Willemsen

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    What were you questioning? Was the efficiency lower (worse) than anticipated? I would not go to the SeC to tell them your car is too efficient ;)
     
  6. TexasEV

    TexasEV Well-Known Member

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    Very close to what I have. What was your concern?
     
  7. David99

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    The title is a little confusing as it says 'battery efficiency'. The energy consumption is more driving efficiency. I don't have a Model 3 (yet) but from what I have seen 240 Wh/mle is a very reasonable consumption. Comparing those numbers is always difficult because road, weather, speed, driving style, temperature, wheels/tires, ... all affect consumption.
     

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