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Model 3 faster at full charge?

thewolfofbay

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Oct 25, 2019
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Toronto
Hey guys,

I have the LR AWD Model 3. Just wondering - I noticed when it was around 15% battery that it wasnt as powerful (in terms of acceleration) as when I had it around 50-55% battery. Is the vehicle faster when fully charged as opposed to at a lower battery level?
 

brkaus

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Jul 8, 2014
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6,221
Austin, TX
Yes. The battery can deliver more power when fully charged.

Also, at lower charge levels the software limits the power to make sure none of the individual cells fall below a certain voltage.

I've read experiments on 0-60 times at different charge levels, but I do not recall exact numbers.00
 
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arghx7

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Aug 6, 2019
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Model 3 torque curve 2019.8.5.png
 

ewoodrick

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Apr 13, 2018
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3,722
Buford, GA
Hey guys,

I have the LR AWD Model 3. Just wondering - I noticed when it was around 15% battery that it wasnt as powerful (in terms of acceleration) as when I had it around 50-55% battery. Is the vehicle faster when fully charged as opposed to at a lower battery level?

Yes, it just about mimics the response of the human body. Roles off a little when really full, slower when empty.
 

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