I just took my first road trip from Orange County, CA to Yosemite. Overall I was pretty pleased with the experience, the quiet cabin, the ability to pass instantly, the route planning by the navigation etc. I will also admit that this was my first trip with an EV of any kind, so I acknowledge I have some learning to do about how to best plan out a trip, and drive more economically while not having to go so slow that the trip takes significantly longer than it would in an ICE car. Anyway, the reason I'm writing this is I'm pretty disappointed in how the battery seems to have responded to a 720 mile round trip. I charged to approximately 95% immediately before the trip - at that time my estimated range was 295 miles. So, with a supercharge about 1/2 way through the trip distance wise in Bakersfield, we arrived at Fish Camp just outside of Yosemite with only 18 miles of juice left. I knew that it's best not to run the battery below 10%, and that I ran it to about 6% here. That was not my intention, but the car's estimation was initially that I would be able to go all the way to my destination which was about 35 mountain climbing, windy miles further than the last supercharger on the way. I figured I was totally safe to get to the next supercharger without going below 10%, but with a pretty aggressive driving style and the uphill climb, I didn't get anywhere near the expected range. Anyway, without boring everyone with every little detail, it appears that my new 90% charge range is down from 282 miles to 274 miles after the trip. I'm not really angry about this, but I am pretty disappointed if this is a permanent loss this early in the battery's life. I only charged above 90% ONCE, and only went below 10% (or even 25% for that matter) once. My question is this - is a 2.5% battery loss a normal price to pay for going up to 95%/down to 6% one time? If so, would I be better off charging to 100% to make as sure as possible that I don't go below 10% again? This isn't always fully in your control. Either way, it just seems like there is a rather large price to pay for driving an EV on a road trip. If the choices are drive much slower than you would in an ICE vehicle or risking lose a chunk of range permanently, both of these options are pretty bad IMHO.