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Front license plate and range

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by GasKilla, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. GasKilla

    GasKilla No Gas Know Peace

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    Has anyone tested how actual range is impacted by having a front license plate vs. not having a front plate?
     
  2. taurusking

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    How would front license plate impact the range?:confused:
     
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    I'm guessing that the OP suspects that the front license plate would alter air flow around the nose cone, thereby increasing the drag. Seems like a reasonable question. Of course, I don't know the answer...
     
  4. GasKilla

    GasKilla No Gas Know Peace

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    Yes. I'm sure it's a rather small % but over hundreds of miles on a road trip it could add up to real miles

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    Less than ideal (designed) airflow over the vehicle which would reduce the coefficient of drag and therefore your range. I admit it would be a small amount but could be measurable over a road trip.
     
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