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Drove 238.8 o Miles on Standard Charge

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by rlawson4, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. rlawson4

    rlawson4 Member

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    I drove from Atlanta to Anderson S.C. yesterday. It was 238.8 miles on a standard charge. I came home with 3 rated miles and 4 Projected. I drove 55 MPH the entire trip accept for the time if took to get to the highway on the way out (and back) and about 8 miles in an and around Anderson S.C.

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  2. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    While this shows what CAN be done, it's also a little sad and disappointing seeing how the EPA range is 265, and you were short of that even with relatively slow driving.
     
  3. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Hills and/or low tire pressure would do it (just a couple of psi low will add a lot of rolling resistance). Not enough information to be disappointed yet.
     
  4. ckessel

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    He did say standard instead of a range charge though.
     
  5. rlawson4

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    I have the 21 inch tires. Also, this was a standard charge, not range charge.
     
  6. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Ah right. On a standard charge, I seem to get about 210... That's calculated, I haven't driven that long just yet
     
  7. Jason S

    Jason S Model S Sig Perf (P85)

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    210 is about right for doing 70-75 down the freeway, for a standard charge.
     
  8. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    No, it's bang on. 90% (standard) of 265 is 238.5. He drove 238.8. Wow, he managed an extra 0.3 miles and had some left!
     
  9. EV_de

    EV_de Model SP10/XP9 EU ZOE#47

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    sooo .. ? the 85 kWh Model S become the 230miles Version ?

    what happend to the 300 / 320 miles Version ? :confused:
     
  10. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Tesla has said for awhile that 300 miles was at 55mph on level ground with AC off (255 Wh/mile I believe) on a range charge. The EPA number is much more realistic. The 320 miles was with the aero wheels which were dropped before production started.
     
  11. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Also, very few 19" wheels have been delivered (none of the EPA testing or magazine reviews that I've read have featured 19" wheels) and it's thought that 21" wheels will reduce range by about 5%.
     
  12. rlawson4

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    We used accessories all day. We also used heating all day at a low setting. We listeded to 1/2 a recorded book. My Wife browsed the web at least 30 minutes. And we sat stopped and had a snack with heat on low as well. I drive long distances often. I hope that the battery does not degrade much over time. If it doesn't, then the range is perfect for me. I was very pleased.
     
  13. NotTarts

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    #13 NotTarts, Dec 16, 2012
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    Was there any indication that the EPA test used 21" wheels? I'd have guessed that they'd use 19" considering that's the standard outfit and the wheel size Tesla uses to promote their range.

    edit: Were these your conditions, rlawson?

    - 21" wheels
    - 50F outside
    - 55mph
    - Heat on

    Using Tesla's calculator predicted 250 mi on a Range charge. I'd say your numbers are pretty close to expected.
     
  14. rlawson4

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    55 MPH most of the way. 15 miles were inside the city limits of Anderson and 9-10 miles were from my house (and back) to the highway. Heat on low. We used the iPhone to stream a book all day. The web browser was used several time. The Navigation was used most of the trip. 21 inch wheels. 2 People in the car (if that makes a difference)
     
  15. alexander993

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    Hello Everybody, new here, waiting my Model S soon...

    I live in Italy, and the traffic is completely different from the US, and I was wondering if anybody of you have ever tried using the model S little bit harder in traffic.
    For example here on the highways we drive around 100 mph, and the traffic is fast, so you have to hang on up with the rest of it.

    Any idea of the range in those conditions?? if the range is around 240miles driving at 55mph I can assume that it will be less than 50% driving at 100mph which means around 120 miles per charge in those conditions?? can it be true??
    Thanks for your answers.
     
  16. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Welcome to the forum. In case you haven't seen it, the chart in this blog post might help you ballpark the range:
    Model S Efficiency and Range | Blog | Tesla Motors

    Looks like about 100mi at 100mph for the 85kWh flavor.
     
  17. alexander993

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    sorry missed it!!
    thank you .

    so in my real world I guess the range is around 150 miles per charge, which means 240 km that is more then my average daily use.:biggrin:
     
  18. LuckyLuke

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    100 mph ~ 161 kmh , I always thought 130 kmh (~ 81 mph) was maximum on the autostrada?
     
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    As all things in Italy there are laws, but then in normal life ....everything is a bit different, so 150/170 kmh is what you can drive more or less legal, till 149 there is a small fine and til 178 kmh just some points and a fine.
     
  20. jdevo2004

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    I thought Standard Charge was 10% to 90% for a total charge of 80%. That would put a Range Charge at around 298 miles.
     

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