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How many miles did you get for your first full charge?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by steven415, May 8, 2018.

  1. steven415

    steven415 Member

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    I've own the car for almost 2 weeks. I charged it to full today and I got 305 miles. Is that normal? What did others get?
     
  2. nitzmahone

    nitzmahone Supporting Member

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    Mine showed 317mi on my first full charge (which I also did after about 2 weeks). It sounds like there's a bit of a range that people have seen. What I'm not clear on though is if driving habits affect the reported range or if it's purely a mapping from battery SoC/capacity to estimated mileage... Most people seem to think so, but I haven't paid close enough attention.
     
  3. goto10

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    305 sounds like the low end of normal. I got 311 on first full charge, after about 3 weeks and 900 miles with all previous charges at 80% or 90%, usually with a few days of driving between charges.

    It is a direct mapping of battery SoC to mileage based on the EPA test cycle (245 kwh/mile, I believe) but the assessment of the SoC can drift a bit over time. Supposedly deeply discharging and then fully charging can recalibrate that algorithm.
     
  4. Scrutmonkey

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    I charged and it hit 318 and settled at 311 after 30 minutes.
     
  5. MarkinArch

    MarkinArch 1st S.A.TX Non Owner TM3 Delivery

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    How soon after the car was done charging did you check the range? I typically lose 1-2% overnight, due to vampire/phantom losses, which would be about right if you checked it in the morning.
     
  7. Zarwin

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    299, but it was below freezing, figured that played a role. I'll try again now that it's warm and compare.

    Edit: and to clarify, that is what the push notification reported when the car completed charging so it didn't sit and lose miles, it stopped at 299.
     
  8. Rice&Curry

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    To the best of my knowledge the mileage of any EV depends on few factors : (1) weight ( number of passengers ), (2) Wind resistance ( if you happen to drive into high head winds and (3) Battery load/usage- electrical subsystems in operation - AC/Heater/ Lights etc. So exact comparisions are difficult... so if you are getting ~ 300 miles at full charge - be happy- and enjoy the drive!
     
  9. Pkmmte

    Pkmmte Le meow

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    Mine displayed 313 miles after I charged it full for the first time 3 weeks after I got it.
     

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