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Boston Launching Spot

Discussion in 'New England' started by byan1232, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. byan1232

    byan1232 Member

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    Hey guys! I'm doing an overnight test drive tomorrow and was wondering empty spots to test the acceleration. Any recommendations? :D
     
  2. robby

    robby Member

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    Boston is tough because there are lights and pedestrians everywhere. It might be easiest to head a little north or south on 93 and find a deserted onramp. Where are you staying?
     
  3. byan1232

    byan1232 Member

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    I am in Brookline near Longwood Medical Center. Yeah I'm planning to drive a bit on I93. Trying to get an idea of actual miles depleted over the rated. Planning to take a road trip to the west coast this summer.
     
  4. EdA

    EdA Model S P-2540

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    Very cold today, not the best test for comparing to a summer road trip.
    I second I-93NB as the place to test launching. Just be aware that you
    quickly approach the car in front of you.
     
  5. skboston

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    Just watch for the State Troopers, I-90 also works well, if you go I-93, go North, south is terrible with traffic and everything.
     
  6. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    One of my favorite acceleration spots is from the east-bound toll booth on I-90, just past the Mem Drive exit. There's a nice curve there, too, which adds to the fun.
     
  7. PeterK

    PeterK Model S Owner

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    Start of Route 2 Westbound near Fresh Pond/Alewife Station. If you're lucky you can be at the red light at the start of a multi-lane highway.
     

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