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How to use the Energy Consumption for range projection

Discussion in 'Video' started by efusco, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    #1 efusco, Apr 7, 2013
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    With a nod to Broder.
     
  2. ModelS1079

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    Well done, Ev.
    And exactly who is holding the camera and whose LEFT hand is reaching to the touch screen at 65mph...?...demonstrates a level of skill which I may not try to match. :biggrin:
     
  3. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    Last words are spot on. Nice tutorial.
     
  4. Mayhemm

    Mayhemm Model S P85+ "Lola"

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    Just to clarify, there is currently no way to display the projected range (from the energy app) front and center in the speedometer where you had the rated range displayed? I find the projected range slightly more accurate than rated since it incorporates data from your past usage in its estimate.
     
  5. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Correct, and agree.
     
  6. Jason S

    Jason S Model S Sig Perf (P85)

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    Ditto the preference for the 30-mile projected range being displayed. On other hand the energy mini-app that can be displayed next to the speedo shows trend and rated, so you can make good enough estimates based off that.
     
  7. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Agreed, although I'd like the 30 mile to be 45 mile, or better yet user adjustable.
     
  8. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Well I can estimate pretty good from "1/4 tank" also, but that doesn't make it a good experience.

    The point is that they had a great feature -- a range that was reasonably accurate for me when my driving habits for the trip are fairly consistent. And they took it away. It remains a step backwards. One of the few in Model S firmware's short update history.
     
  9. 3lectronica

    3lectronica Member

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    Great video. Simple explanation:

    Battery Capacity / Avg wh-mile figure over 30 miles

    example 1 - 85,000 watts / 307wh-mile average = 276.87 miles
    example 2 - 60,000 watts / 369wh-mile average = 162.60 miles
    etc.
     
  10. Mayhemm

    Mayhemm Model S P85+ "Lola"

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    True, but I'd prefer to use that screen for something else.
     
  11. stevezzzz

    stevezzzz R;SigS;P85D;SigX

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    I wish Tesla would release an API, because there is a crying need for a comprehensive, real-time, trip planner/monitor app. Something that would allow me to plan a trip on my tablet or home computer and download it to the car, and then let me know how I'm doing as I drive, taking into account route and terrain and weather (forecast winds, temps, precip) and giving me a running estimate of how much energy I'm using and whether I'll make it to my destination with my desired reserves.

    Almost as useful would be an iOS/Android app that interrogates the S for battery state and instantaneous draw, and does the same things. I believe the capability already exists (didn't the folks who re-created Broder's infamous drive have real-time monitoring cobbled together by a TMC member?). Has anyone announced an intention of creating something like this?

    Sorry to hijack the thread; mods feel free to move this to another thread as appropriate.
     

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