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Hybrid owner switching to a Model 3

Discussion in 'Model 3: Driving Dynamics' started by Recumpence, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. Recumpence

    Recumpence Member

    Mar 25, 2018
    Chicago, IL
    Hey Guys,

    I drive a huge number of miles (around 40,000 per year currently) for business. My current car is a 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid. It had been a great car and still is. But, with 184,000 on it, the time has come........

    Anyway, my Model 3 should be here in a couple weeks and I am really looking forward to it. I am heavily into E-Bikes (I build E-Bike drive systems as a side business), so EVs are a natural progression for me. Oh, I am also a hyper-miler. I cannot wait to see what kind of efficiency I can achieve on the model 3. I have seen over 60mpg for an entire day of driving in my C-Max.

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  2. suwaneedad

    suwaneedad Member

    Dec 11, 2016
    Welcome, Matt. I have been using a LEAF since 12/30/11, and two weeks ago took delivery of my Model 3. (Still feel badly driving past my Leaf parked on the street each's now just a car to get me to the gym and back.) Although I only have 200 miles on my 3 thus far, I am shocked that it is delivering the same if not a bit better efficiency as my LEAF, despite being a fundamentally bigger/better/awesome vehicle. I suspect you'll enjoy similar experiences with your 3. Enjoy.
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  3. McHoffa


    Sep 29, 2015
    Canton, NC
    I’ve driven my Model 3 just over 1000 miles (Charlotte to Asheville NC after pickup and then Asheville to FL) and average so far has been 266 Wh/mile. That’s at 75 mph most of that highway driving and hard acceleration as often as possible.

    No way my Leaf would see that efficiency with that type of driving.
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