Thanks so much for the trip report. I'll be taking my first 200 mile road trip this w/e, lol.
I have a trip to Atlanta planned (850 mi) coming in August... My son and I are going back and forth on taking the Standard Range M3 or renting something (college move-in). Reports such as this are helpful. In the past, we've made the 13 hr trip in a single day (once) or 2 days (twice).
I think the 240 'rated range' and necessary charging time will prevent this from being a 1-day (practical) adventure. Online planner shows 7 stops for a total of almost 3 hours, added to the 13.5 hr trip. Obv no need for food/bathroom breaks as those will be taken care of... But 2 days, seems relatively practical, esp when you grab a destination charge and save on 1 or 2 super charges in the process.
Add in the reduced fatigue with EAP... I think it could be a fun trip. If I took something else, my guess is I would be downright exhausted by the time I got back after a marathon there and back drive and need to take a day off work anyway upon return.
We have driven 600 miles one way with plenty of (unnecessary but safety focused) breaks in a combination of decent and terrible weather every day for the last three in the SR+. We start at 9 am and we stop at 9 pm. Driving at posted speeds, keeping the battery warm and wherever we found no rain helped us tremendously to get near rated range out of that car.
850 miles is not a great one day drive, unless you’re absolutely sure that you won’t fall asleep behind the wheel; it’ll be about 14 hours of driving including more than sufficient breaks etc.