Welcome to Tesla Motors Club
Discuss Tesla's Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y, Cybertruck, Roadster and More.
Register

Model 3 P, LR, SR+ time compare on 400km

PeterSchmitt

Member
Sep 12, 2019
9
10
Germany
3_Schirme.jpgThree guys from the German tesla rental company took the three available Model 3 types P, LR, SR+ and drove in parallel 400km with constant speed of 130km/h and one charging stop on German autobahn, to find out which time each car need for that distance. There was only a time difference of 10min between LR and SR+ on this 4h ride.!!

Details you can see here Langstreckentest aller Tesla Model 3 Versionen

This proved that more essential than big battery is the possibility of fast charging. The actual battery trend “I want to have the biggest one” will pass away. For 90% of the people the Model 3 SR+ is the right size of battery.
Drone_3M3_schaeg_oben.jpg
 

JupiterMan

Member
Aug 7, 2019
433
381
Hertfordshire, UK
a rather strange test, as the criteria stipulated a charge at 230km. Had there been another charging stop available later on, then the LR and P models would have gone longer with the initial charge and needed a far shorter top up (and a higher charge speed one) to reach the target.

Then factor in the possibility of a Model S Long range, which should comfortably do this journey without a charge. - so bigger battery does win, its just that for this specific case the test criteria were only marginally beneficial to the M3 LR/P.
 

kwest2

Member
Apr 28, 2017
254
252
Boston, MA
I did a 24 hour drive + charging recently. I have the LR RWD and the planning was around 27.5 hours with stops. For fun I compared this to a SR+ and the planning showed around 29.5 hours with stops IIRC.
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: PeterSchmitt

PeterSchmitt

Member
Sep 12, 2019
9
10
Germany
a rather strange test, as the criteria stipulated a charge at 230km. Had there been another charging stop available later on, then the LR and P models would have gone longer with the initial charge and needed a far shorter top up (and a higher charge speed one) to reach the target.

Then factor in the possibility of a Model S Long range, which should comfortably do this journey without a charge. - so bigger battery does win, its just that for this specific case the test criteria were only marginally beneficial to the M3 LR/P.
Depending on the distance to charching position SR+ or LR as advantages, thats true. A later stop e.g. at 300km would result in higher load current for the M3LR but the amount of energy to load would be the same , just do it later. So the difference might be 15min instead of 10min. This is still not a big disadvantage compared to the price difference.
The test was with constant speed of 130km/h on german autobahn and the goal was to have 70km left over at the end. This distance is not possible for M3LR without charging stop. Of corse the distances were selected in in advantage for SR+. There might be lot of more disadvantages drives in the livetime of a M3SR+ but it show, that the SR+ is also possible for long distnace ride.
 

PeterSchmitt

Member
Sep 12, 2019
9
10
Germany
I did a 24 hour drive + charging recently. I have the LR RWD and the planning was around 27.5 hours with stops. For fun I compared this to a SR+ and the planning showed around 29.5 hours with stops IIRC.
That test is interesting! So it is only 7.2% longer charging time.
Do you have any details for that? Distance, Charging power, speed?
 

About Us

Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.

Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


SUPPORT TMC
Top