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Dumb range question.

Discussion in 'Model S' started by SoCalNick, May 21, 2018.

  1. SoCalNick

    SoCalNick Member

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    So I was clicking around and i accidentally got onto the UK Tesla site.

    Looking at the Model S, 75D, the range in the UK was 304 MILES vs 259 MILES.
    UK: Order a Model S
    US: Order a Model S

    I know the units are the same, are the measurement stadards really that different?
    17% more range seems huge...

    I'm gonna buy the 75D as I cannot afford the extra $20K on the 100D, but like all users before purchase, range anxiety is a thing.
     
  2. pkodali

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    EU uses a different testing cycle (NEDC I think) versus the EPA testing cycle which is a bit more strict in the US. Therefore, EVs in the EU always have higher ranges shown. BTW, PM me if you need a referral code
     
  3. Asterix187

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    Pkodali is correct we use a different test in the UK. Realistically you will get about 220 miles, BUT in the real real world I base it on 180.

    You should rarely charge to 100% and will start panicking you need to charge when you get anywhere near 10%.
     
  4. Asterix187

    Asterix187 Member

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    Just to add, I had the same thoughts about range but it soon goes away. I do find myself planning routes around charging a bit more and tend to plan at least one charge on a round trip (spend a lot of time at south mimms at present). But as long as you don’t mind gettin out to get a coffee rather than a drive though it’s fine.

    I have recently just got a chademo adaptor for when I go to the few places with less chargers.
     

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