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Hills? I've got your hills right here!

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by efusco, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    Took a 75+ mile round trip from my home in Nixa, Mo to Branson, Mo through the Ozark Mountains tonight on Hwy. 65 which has a posted 65mph speed limit that I drove at a pretty steady 75, climbing to about 85 on the downhill runs to take advantage of gravity tonight. ~37F outside and I averaged about 380Wh/mi and used about 30kWh of battery on the trip. My entire family of 5 was in the car running the climate control at 68F.

    Here's a sample of the energy screen on the trip down.
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    2012-12-27 16.13.05 by efusco, on Flickr

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  2. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    That's pretty impressive Evan. I've also learned to just regen to make up for heavy usage. Gotta pass someone or chug a hill? Regen it back!
     
  3. dlmorgan999

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    That makes me feel better, as I live on a hill (and go over another one on my daily commute) and I've been wondering what kind of hit I would take to average Wh/mi. Thanks for the post! :)
     
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    Dave checkout this regen range coming down Weir. The regen is extremely powerful, will slow you to a near stop if you let it...
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  5. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    That's cheating using the 5 mi graph! LOL! I had so much off the chart on my drive yesterday that I had to extend to the 15 mile graph just to keep the peaks and valleys on the screen!
     
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    I was also thinking about that. On my drive to work over 175th, I always have to use the brakes coming down the hill. The regen will actually save a good deal of brake wear for me! :)

    BTW - whose car was that screenshot from Greg? I thought you didn't have yours yet?
     
  7. SCW-Greg

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    The brown perf. Michael from the store was kind enough to give me test drive home and back, since I live so close, plus he wanted to know how it would handle on this steep hill too. But shhhh, keep it quiet, as I don't think they want to offer those kind of drives to everyone.
     
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    You do know that this is a public forum, right? :wink:
     
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    Yeah I've tried to keep it under wraps until now. But you could call it the TMC advantage too. ;)
     

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