Welcome to Tesla Motors Club
Discuss Tesla's Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y, Cybertruck, Roadster and More.
  • Want to remove ads? Register an account and login to see fewer ads, and become a Supporting Member to remove almost all ads.
  • The final cut of TMC Podcast #29 is available now with topics time-stamped. We discussed the Tesla Cybertruck's expected 1 MW Ultra-Fast Charging capability, the Tesla Semi Delivery Event, the coming Model 3 refresh (project "Highland"), and more. You can watch it now on YouTube.

European Model S typical consumption?

What is European Model S typical consumption? I mean, what wh/km car uses when calculating typical range?

Personally my typical consumption is 226 Wh/km. I have more than 100.000 km on the odometer in 16 months, so this
will stay steady, I guess.

The car seems to calculate at 190 Wh/km or something around there. Unless I drive slowly (100-110 km/h) I cannot reach this low consumption.

I have 19 in wheel with the goodyear tires.


Jul 6, 2015
Hi. The information you want is available on Merijn's survey on page "Range Types Explained". Scroll down a bit. The numbers are calculated from battery capacity and typical range (or rated range in North America) of each model. For example S85 has 75900 Wh usable capacity before you go into reds and typical range is 400 km. Therefore 75900/400= 189.75 Wh/km is when typical range equals actual range. Notice this doesn't change when the battery degrades. Let's say the battery capacity degraded to 95%. That means typical range will also drop to 95%. Therefore the result doesn't change when you divide the numbers. Here is an example on how these numbers can be useful:

You want to drive 150 km and your efficiency is 218 Wh/km. What will be your typical range consumption?
Answer: Consumption will be 150km * 218Wh/km / 189,75Wh/km = 172,3 km typical range

Efficiency when EPA rated range (North America) or typical range (elsewhere) equals to actual range

Model S 60270,48194,00
Model S 70D260,44unknown
Model S 85286,42189,75
Model S P85286,42189,75
Model S P85+286,42189,75
Model S 85D281,11187,41
Model S P85D300,00185,12
By the way, on the stats page of the same survey you can find information on average efficiency of other users.

Last edited:

About Us

Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.

Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.