The real indication you are about to run out is the power availability dotted line creeping down. Once it gets down below about 100kW a complete shutdown is imminent.With a Tesla or almost all EVs the car will warn you well before you run out of charge, generally starting at about 100Km range left when the the range gauge turns amber and later red. If you have a destination in the navigation it will tell you how much range you will have or be short at your destination, it will also give advice to drive below a certain speed to make your destination.
If you don’t have a destination set you will start getting messages warning you “Should start searching for charging stops soon” etc. in other words you will never accidentally run out of electricity as the car will warn you multiple times before it actually happens.
I haven’t personally run my car to 0 Km range, my lowest was 25Km, but from what I have read you may get the “Car shutting down, pull over immediately” message anywhere from a few Km to zero for 10 to 20 Km, it’s my guess that it’s more a factor of how well balanced your battery is that improves the accuracy of your the range meter.
And of course you are not doing your battery any favors by running it right down either, I don't own an EV but was just curious as to what actually happened when you reached zero. When the DTE reaches 0km on a Commodore there is still 50 to 100km left in the tank depending on driving conditions.
100kW still sounds like a fair bit of available power or does it keep dropping fairly sharply after that.
I’ve never run my Tesla below 40km, but with the Nissan LEAF you get a voiced “low battery” warning when there’s 15km left on the GOM (guess-o-meter), then a voiced “very low battery” warning when the GOM goes below a few km and turns to “- - -“.I don't own an EV but was just curious as to what actually happened when you reached zero
The power keeps getting lower and lower gradually, but about 100kW is where I would be looking for a safe place to pull over.100kW still sounds like a fair bit of available power or does it keep dropping fairly sharply after that.
Tesla have been very supportive on this trip and have accepted virtually every 3phase location at which we planned to visit
Good on you for helping the rollout of DCs.
I assume Tesla are supplying Gen2 HPWCs which afaik no longer have the Legacy mode switch enabling use by other Type2 Cara.
Thanks for cheering me up in a cold and locked-down Melbourne.
Awfully glad I was able to get the Highway One full circuit finished November last year! At least I can look at the photos...
Hoped to be out putting more miles on the P3-, but these days more than 5 km incurs a $1600 fee... had to be done, everything else didn't work (too many idiots out there)... don't get me started...
Looks so much fun: enjoy!
The power keeps getting lower and lower gradually, but about 100kW is where I would be looking for a safe place to pull over.
I’ve actually rolled into a rural destination with maybe 80 kW showing as remaining available power on a dark and rainy night. The car barely responds to the throttle, almost felt like a petrol car
Minutes. It signifies that you’ve hit the true end of power for the battery, rather than an artificial minimum.So what is the approximate remaining range at 100kW available power.
Our adventure is nearly over - just one last leg of 500kms from Horrocks north of Geraldton to Bicton south of Perth.
Only a CCS2 DC charger on the way (provided by local hero Jon Edwards), which is no good for our S100D so ABC4 adjust battery consumption applies. This requires us to drive at 190wh/km, which is too easy normally but the prevailing wind is a moderate southerly.
This is our last challenge and hopefully we can reassure those who doubt Geraldton to Perth can be done without charging (no problem Perth to Geraldton because of the tailwind).
Ironically Lindz has just received her G2G allowing her to re-enter WA at Eucla, drive direct to Bicton (stopping only for fuel and rest) then self-isolate at home for 14 days. My G2G remains cancelled.
But there is always next year for our trip round Oz, and the Kimberley and Pilbara were so much fun. Really amazing destinations, with a lot more destination chargers now.
There are no symptoms for the flash-related MCU failures, they just stop one day. Those sorts of display corruptions are normally just software problems cured by resets but can of course also indicate an underlying hardware issue, especially if they recur frequently.View attachment 581768 Our MCU has started to fail after 50,000 kms and 3 years.
I booked a service appointment using the app and Tesla scheduled mobile service to my garage the day after we get back.
Since then they have been struggling to download the car logs since we have kept driving out of Telstra range.
They rang us to ask when we would next be overnight in Telstra range. Excellent service from Tesla.