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Long distance commuter about to pull the trigger on a MS

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by Cooksomerice, Oct 11, 2016.

  1. Cooksomerice

    Cooksomerice Member

    Oct 6, 2016
    I commute 120 miles one way about 6-8 days monthly. Interstate miles.
    The balance of my month, I commute 45-50 miles one way.

    I live in Louisiana, were the winters are mild.

    On the Long commute, the is a convenient supercharger near my destination.

    On the shorter cummute days, I will have to rely on the supercharger a mile or two from my home and then make the round trip without recharging.

    I have narrowed my search to a pre owned 2014 85KW. 19 inch tires.
    No pano. Coil springs.

    Listing my intended options in case they might have bearing on your answers.

    My question (or concern) :

    Am I making a sound decision based purely on my travel distance and charger locales?

    Should the mild winters of 30-50 degree average greatly affect my ability to commute?

    How much time can I expect to extend my current commute time when considering supercharging ?

    Speed limit is 75, but what do you recommend aa an average doors on the highway for efficiency?

  2. Eclectic

    Eclectic Member

    Nov 8, 2014
    Bay Area & Montana
    You should have an ample reserve for even the long commutes. The supercharger at the destination of your longer commute will probably cost you about half an hour at most to get you range to get home without concerns.

    75 mph won't get you the best efficiency but given the distances being traveled, you likely won't be running out of charge even if you keep the hammer down the entire time. My view is that I'd rather save time than range when there are plenty of charging options available at the destination.
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  3. TexasEV

    TexasEV Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2013
    Austin, TX
    Why do you have to rely on a supercharger a mile from your home? You should be plugging into 240V at home overnight and starting your commute with a full charge.
  4. LoL Rick

    LoL Rick Like Buttah

    Apr 21, 2014
    Land O Lakes, FL
    Yeah, the missing piece for me is "home charging." Do you expect to rely exclusively on superchargers?
  5. sorka

    sorka Active Member

    Feb 28, 2015
    Merced, CA
    Can you request the mod to merge your duplicate threads?

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