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Do you display range (M/KM) or battery percentage?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Thunder7ga, Aug 12, 2018.

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Do you display range (M/KM) or battery percentage?

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  1. Range

    43 vote(s)
    64.2%
  2. Battery Percentage

    24 vote(s)
    35.8%
  1. Thunder7ga

    Thunder7ga Member

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    I am on the fence on which I like....PERCENTAGE is what I have currently but knowing the miles/km left could be nice too, but psychology may mess with me when I start to see that number get low. :)
     
  2. dmcmillen

    dmcmillen Member

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    Percentage, always. Range is too variable based on a number of conditions (driving style, highway/city, temperature) and I just don't worry about it.
     
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  3. Swampgator

    Swampgator Member

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    How do you handle your ICE car now? I always show range. True, I also have a gas gauge,, but I rely on range much more. I would rely on whatever you use now.
     
  4. Thunder7ga

    Thunder7ga Member

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    I think that is why I use percentage...kind of like a normal ICE gauge...but its just an adjustment overall going away from ICE which I am loving so far.
     
  5. Thunder7ga

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    Ultimately, I wish it would show BOTH.
     
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  6. WileyTheMan

    WileyTheMan Peanut Gallery Member

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    I started with range, but as I got a better feel of this, I switched to percentage. I think for trips, I will go back to range but daily driving its not needed.
     
  7. WhiteMountains

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    For daily driving, it doesn’t matter. I use percentage because I saw a lot of posts here about people seeing the range change while they were driving and becoming alarmed about something that is just an estimate based on previous driving. Mostly I do slow drives to work, so my range is normally huge. That doesn’t help when I am taking a trip because the energy consumption is completely different.
     
  8. Twiglett

    Twiglett Single pedal driver

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    I wish the Nav changed at the same time.
     
  9. Zoomit

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    ??...except the range indiction does not change based on previous driving. It’s a straight conversion from usable battery state of charge. It assumes a constant ~240Wh/mi.
     
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  11. sreams

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    My 2003 BMW shows both fuel level (obviously) and range in miles. And I find the range indicator more useful than the fuel level gauge.
     
  12. Twiglett

    Twiglett Single pedal driver

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    darn - waited too long to edit
    I have the display set to range - but when you use the nav it still shows percentage in its estimates which is really annoying.
    It would be nice to be consistent.
    On that subject, it would be great if you could choose your own warning limits.
    Turning the battery indicator to yellow (from green) with 60 miles left (I guess 20%) is a bit annoying
     

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