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Downhill Run -- Always Fun

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by ForeverFree, Oct 22, 2016.

  1. ForeverFree

    ForeverFree Member

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    Headed from the So Cal lowlands up to hike in Angeles National Monument yesterday.

    En route to the Dawson Saddle trailhead at 7900 feet, the burn rate was scary: about 600 Wh/mi ... 145 range miles used, leaving 122 for the trip home.

    Fortunately, previous trips had already taught me the punch line from this gag. Energy use on the first fifty-five return miles: Zero. (2 range miles lost to AC, etc.)

    Even after twenty additional miles of regular driving, Remote S gave me an estimated range of 432 miles when I charged.

    Still wondering how many miles Maui Teslans have picked up on the downhill run from the summit of Haleakala ...
     
  2. gregd

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    Yep! If there ever was any doubt that the laws of physics really do work, that should settle things once and for all.

    Not quite so dramatic, I took my Roadster up the mountain earlier this year. 1,200' elevation up to 5,200' in 38 highway miles took 62 miles of range. The return trip took 16. Net 2 miles different from predicted dead-flat travel, better than I expected since this was mostly at freeway speeds.
     
  3. Snerruc

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    There was a thread on this a while back. I believe the guy got over 32 miles back.
     
  4. tliving

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    You can get some fun charts up and down the mountains:
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