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EPA figures for energy usage dont add up

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by MartinScorpio, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. MartinScorpio

    MartinScorpio Member

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    This makes no sense. The wh per 100 mile figures do not align with the range figures.

    From EPA website here:
    Compare Side-by-Side


    Any thoughts?

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  2. trils0n

    trils0n 2013 P85

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    Pretty sure the kWh / 100 mile numbers are from wall to wheels -- they include charging losses (ac from wall -> dc to battery), so they are inflated vs the numbers you get from driving. Takes more than 85 kWh from the wall to fill the 85kWh battery.
     

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