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Happy Teslaversary - One Year In

Discussion in 'Model S' started by TLej, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. TLej

    TLej Little-Known Member

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    Happy New Year, everyone. My 90D was delivered to me on December 29, 2015... and life hasn't been the same since :)

    I just thought I'd quickly post my experience so far. As of this morning, I'm at 23,914.6 km lifetime for the car. One full year of use has yielded an average of 201 Wh/km, which is about 11% above rated for my car. I think this is because the car's spent about 5 of the last 12 months below freezing, in a climate where just running the seat heaters and heated steering wheel doesn't keep the frost off the windows. All in all, I'm pretty impressed with the energy useage. Towards the end of this past summer/fall I was seeing 150 Wh/km in steady highway driving, so the rated numbers are definitely achievable, but the climate conditions here keep the rated numbers as the exception rather than the rule.

    As of yesterday, a 90% charge is giving me 400 rated kilometres of range. The last 100% charge I did about 2 weeks ago for a trip, was showing 442km at 99%. I don't have the original window sticker handy, but the original estimated range wasn't too far off of that as I recall. The new refresh car is rated at (up to) 473km on the current website, but I think the new cars are slightly more efficient than my late-2015. To be perfectly honest, I don't ever look at the rated range; I leave the battery meter on all the time, as I find the percentage to be a little more reassuring than looking at remaining range. I tend to focus more on the actual Wh/km numbers as an indicator of how far I can go on a charge.

    Thus far (knock wood), I have had a grand total of zero issues with the car. A couple of software glitches, including one where having a specifc device plugged into USB was causing the maps to go haywire, but absolutely no hardware issues. This is a good thing, as the closest service centre is in Vancouver, about 1300 km away. That was my biggest source of anxiety before getting the car, having heard some horror stories, but I'm pleased to say that thus far my car has required absolutely nothing from me - I haven't even had to fill the wiper fluid reservoir.

    I do hope to see the Calgary service centre opened this year, and a few more Superchargers in the West would be great, but given that most of my non-local travel is between Edmonton and Calgary, it hasn't been a huge issue. One item that does cause difficulty is trying to drive from Edmonton to Calgary and back same-day; even charging to 100% in Red Deer makes it touch-and-go to travel the 300km round-trip from Red Deer back to Red Deer, especially if any driving in Calgary is required. A charger in Calgary and one in Edmonton would make that trip easy for anyone doing it from either direction, and reduce the amount of charging time required in Red Deer.

    I guess the biggest sign of a satisfied customer is referral business, so I'm pretty pleased that my boss has purchased a Model X 90D and should be taking delivery next week. I hope his experience with the X is as good as mine with my Model S has been.

    Thanks to all the users and contributors to this forum, it's a truly exceptional place to find information, help, advice, discussion, and read some highly intelligent and well-informed opinions. It's interesting to read about things that happen where Tesla's market penetration is much higher than it is here in the hinterlands, and compare to my experiences here in the Great White North.

    Best wishes to all for a happy and prosperous 2017.
     
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  2. bakchod87

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    Congrats!!
     
  3. Garlan Garner

    Garlan Garner Well-Known Member

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    Contrats.

    I didn't remember that they had 90D's a year ago. Boy how time flies.
     
  4. Hotlobstah

    Hotlobstah Member

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    Awesome to hear! I'm in my 7th mo. And currently on a 1250 mile Tesla trip(which has been awesome w/AP1!) Happy New Year!
     
  5. Garlan Garner

    Garlan Garner Well-Known Member

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    Wow that's a dream. Congratulations on your pregnancy. But moreso - congratulations to your husband for having a wife that is on a Tesla trip - in her 7th month... AND ENJOYING IT. WOW.

    Allow me to dream for a sec.......
     
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  6. bswn1

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    Congrats!

    Wishing you many more Tesla filled years ahead!
     
  7. Ormond

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    Happy and Healthy New Year!
     
  8. Garlan Garner

    Garlan Garner Well-Known Member

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    You must really like macaroni and cheese. Happy New Year to you as well.
     
  9. Ormond

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    It took me a minute to get your joke.
     
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