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Driving to Tahoe... How much charge?

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by Merle, Nov 27, 2019.

  1. Merle

    Merle Member

    Apr 5, 2019
    I know there are a lot of SF Bay Area folks who poke in on this thread, but with the new Placerville supercharger along with winter being upon us, I thought I'd share:

    It's about 62 miles from the Placerville charger at McDonalds to the Hard Rock Hotel. Tonight the temperature was between 25F (Echo Summit) to 35F (leaving Placerville)

    We had chain controls "officially" between Twin Bridges and Meyers (Bug Station, new round-about) but the slushy stuff really started out at Carson Road (a bit past exit 54, where the Subway and gas station / pizza place is at )

    I'm in a three motor model S and the average consumption was 690 Wh/miles where it's typically 540 Wh/miles. Supposedly consumed 44kWh on the way here, taking 2h 12m.

    Tires are Toyo Celsius on 19" rims, inflated to 50 PSI (53PSI in the Bay Area).

    Safe speed was down to 20MPH (slush, hardpack) up to 55MPH (fresh scraped)

    In the summer, I'll pick up less than a 50% charge to get to the Hard Rock, but this time, went all the way to 84% "just in case" because of the detour (jack knifed truck and a load of cattle wandering the highway)

    That's about 34 kWh consumption, taking about 1h 10m

    Plan accordingly ;)
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  2. Tessaract

    Tessaract Member

    Aug 12, 2019
    How is it you have a 3 motor model S? You driving one of the two protos from Nurburgring?
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  3. Rocky_H

    Rocky_H Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2015
    Boise, ID
    That isn't coming for another couple of years or so.

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