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How much charge did your car have when delivered?

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by dbullard, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. dbullard

    dbullard Member

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    New owners, I'm curious how much charge your S has arrived with - I've read a few entries where it's been quite low.

    The point being, if they're not coming fully charged, why not? Seems like the first thing an owner would want to do is go for a drive, rather than plug it into a charger overnight...


    Thanks,

    Doug
     
  2. ChadS

    ChadS Petroleum is for sissies

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    Mine was most of the way full when I got it. It would be kind of annoying to have it delivered without much charge.

    I suspect the ones that are being delivered low are a combination of the vampire load (which should be fixed soon) and in some logistical glitches where the cars sit in Fremont for a long time, then in a trailer for a long time (which may get better over time as well). And in the DS being in a BIG hurry to get it delivered between now and the end of the year. So I would expect to see this happen much less in the future. But I'm just guessing about the cause(s), so I could be wrong.
     
  3. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    60ish miles fresh off the transport truck. i believe those delivered with local prep are getting full charge most of the time.
     
  4. teslasguy

    teslasguy MSP P#1117

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    Mine had 64 miles of charge remaining I think.
     
  5. tdelta1000

    tdelta1000 Active Member

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    I would tend to believe in the essence of time, TM wants to confirm that the battery packs are able to take a charge or in order to put out more product they are not fully charging the packs which may explain the low range in some of the most recent deliveries.
     
  6. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    41 miles of range iirc and 31 on the odometer
     
  7. sublimaze1

    sublimaze1 8Dec2012 / Leeroy Jenkins

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    179 miles (I had the new sofware)
     
  8. jed-99aggie

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    Battery showed 146 miles of rated range and the odometer shows 29 miles once rolled off of the truck and sitting in the driveway.
     
  9. Sparrow

    Sparrow S105/ Roadster 189

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    Mine had 0 miles of range right off the transport truck. Lucky that the DS could drive it the 2.5 miles to my house where it could get a charge. Had to wait over an hour to do a test drive and even then the power was limited due to the low state of charge.
     
  10. timdorr

    timdorr Model S P1698 / VIN 1657

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    I had 31 miles left with the previous software update and the driver mentioned it left the factory with 80-ish miles. At 8 miles/day of loss and 6 days of ship time, that sounds about right. Got the software update immediately upon delivery and it's in low-power mode as we speak :)
     
  11. Smallfootprint

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    294 miles. Apparently it had been range-charged before delivery. After a day of mild driving about town, we plugged it in on standard charge mode and were informed it was already full!
     
  12. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin Model S Perf Sig 1055

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    #12 Larry Chanin, Dec 17, 2012
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    259 miles of range, 44 miles on odometer, version 4.0 of software preinstalled.

    Dash on delivery.jpg

    Larry
     
  13. efusco

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    It would make sense if Tesla is getting their own delivery trucks to have inverters installed to keep the cars topped off for delivery to customers. Having a car delivered with an empty battery is not good customer service.
     
  15. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    Deliveries that come through a Service Center will arrive with a nearly full charge.
    Deliveries of cars with v4.0 software will arrive with a good charge, because the vampire load will be only about ~2 miles/day.

    I think all of the reports of near-zero SOC were from people like me, with direct-shipped vehicles that left Fremont before v4.0 rolled out.
     
  16. Brian H

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    Hm -- how big an effect would that have on the truck's mileage? The drivers might not appreciate that. :mad:
     
  17. Mike_Schlechter

    Mike_Schlechter Model S - P457

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    #17 Mike_Schlechter, Dec 18, 2012
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    I didn't think to take a picture, but mine was actually range charged from the looks of it. The miles were 262 range, and it was set to range charging.

    Not sure if this was an artifact from testing and they had just plugged it in at the Long Island service center and no one noticed, or planned.

    Odometer read 37 miles.
     
  18. kishdude

    kishdude P #130

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    29 miles on odometer and 105 miles of range in battery.
     
  19. EcoHeliGuy

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    Likely the cars might not have been put in jack mode on the truck. Could have been auto leveling along the route.
     

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