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Decreased range with performance package?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Dan5, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. Dan5

    Dan5 Member

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    Do you think the range will decrease slightly due to the high performance inverter?
    My way of thinking is that the inverter should have more wattage so it should be slightly less efficient driving from point A to point B, but provides enough for a surge (increased 0-60).

    If it weighs a few lbs more, that will not decrease the range significantly
     
  2. ckessel

    ckessel Active Member

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    Tesla says it shouldn't affect range. From their Features page:

     
  3. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    The temptation towards rapid right foot depression will probably reduce range....
     
  4. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Yup, but that'll happen in any trim S depending on the driver. Good to know though, that if I want to hypermile, I can.
     
  5. richkae

    richkae VIN587

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    However if they add a cosmetic spoiler, it will probably hurt aerodynamics and reduce range.
    If I get the performance package, I will delete the spoiler. They are ugly on a lot of cars.
     
  6. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    But you haven't seen this one, and who knows, maybe tesla will do it right (performance, looks and efficiency). Might be a long shot, but at least wait for more info.
     
  7. Andrew Wolfe

    Andrew Wolfe Roadster 472 - S 440

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    A high-power inverter is generally slightly more efficient. (At a high cost for the added efficiency). This is die to more or better power MOSFET transistors being used.

    However, as mentioned, this assumes that the two cars are driven identically. If you use the extra performance, it will use more energy.
     

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