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how much % of battery do you use

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by tess1988, Jun 10, 2014.

  1. tess1988

    tess1988 Member

    Feb 14, 2014
    Melbourne, Australia
    hi, sorry for the simple question and i understand he model s comes in both 60kWh and 85kWh but if someone charges from 0% how much is used, 80%?, i know you can change in the settings if you are going for a long trip but is it like 45kWh for a normal charged.

    and how much would it cost to fill if paying 28cents per kw
  2. djp

    djp Roadster 2.0 VIN939

    Aug 28, 2011
    Toronto, Canada
    There is a slider that let's you set the maximum charge, it can be set anywhere from 50% to 100% (Range charge).

    This thread has a good diagram comparing a 90% charge to a range charge.

    Real Usable Battery Capacity

    With the slider at 90% for the 85kWh battery, it's roughly 68 kWh to charge from "zero", or $19 at $0.28 per kWh (that's a high rate!)
  3. mike_j

    mike_j Member

    Mar 31, 2014
    Hi tess1988,

    As a fellow Melbournite, it is probably time to look at time of use electricity. Off peak rates can be 12c for charging the car overnight.

    It does depend on your usage patterns, but if it was half price gasoline....

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