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Discussion in 'News' started by Luke, Jun 10, 2015.
These guys did it.
^Not quite. They only made it to Greenwich CT, 180 miles from Boston. A trip like that should be a lot easier once the Supercharger infrastructure is filled out.
It does raise the question: which is faster, driving at high speed and charging a bit longer or driving more slowly and cutting down the charge time? There must be an optimum speed for a given set of conditions, say: bottom half of the battery, the power available at the next Supercharger station, on relatively level terrain in mild weather. Someone here must have done the experiment.
Isn't the general rule to not drive faster than the speed at which you can recharge (measured in distance of ranged gained per minute)?
It varies with the distances involved. This post is probably my favorite because of the easy to grasp graphical rendition.
Interesting! I wouldn't have guessed that higher driving speeds would be so favorable on the typical 80-120 mile hops between Superchargers, given the increase in drag.
The optimum trip time would also vary with smaller battery size, given the reduced amount that can be charged at higher kW rates. I'm curious how it will shake out with the Model 3 and what I presume will be a battery in the 55-60 kWh range.
The article makes it sound like it was an heroic trip.
Probably the journalist thought the tesla was a golf cart or something like that.
We read in this forum about fellow model s owner taking long road trip all the time...