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Driving from Montreal QC to Yellowstone MT in a Tesla S - and back again.


New Member
Dec 14, 2018
I started yesterday, no real concrete plan, other than the destination.
It's about 3300 km each way.

I have been using both a better route planner, and the onboard navigation, and I have to say I find both very good.
At the moment, I'm crossing a great lake on a ferry from Muskegon, Michigan state to Milwaukee in Winsconsin.
I managed 1300km in about 14 hours real time, and I now plan to follow the onboard navigation religiously to see if I can improve the distance travelled for today.
some quick observations
- I'm using Autosteer less than I thought I would
- Most superchargers are easy to find with the onboard nav, (but not all)
- My first ever faulty supercharger charger happened to be my first charger in the US (Port Huron Michigan), and for a split second I panicked that I couldn't charge in the US. Then I tried the next one and all was ok in the world again.
- I seem to be averaging around 200kw/kmv (guesstimate)
- Driving for many hours with regular breaks is much easier and comfortable than I thought it would.
- Not attempting hyper-milling since I'm more interested in least amount of time spent, rather than power efficiency. I don't know if this is correct reasoning since I haven't gone through the numbers.
- The quiet is golden

I'm not sure what's interesting but I'm keeping a log of some informations. I wanted to post here in case there are specific things I should record, or do.
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Active Member
Nov 3, 2016
Looking forward to your experience as you keep updating this thread.

When you say you're not hyper-milling, what specifically are you not doing? Just interested in your viewpoint, that's all.

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