If I did the math right, you're using 42,375 wHr to drive 100 miles. That works out to be 423 wHr/mi. Does that sound right?I have a 100 mile, round trip, commute, and I keep the car at 72-75 mph mostly. The freeway on-ramp near my home is literally one mile away, and where I work is literally one mile from the off-ramp I use.
I charge to 80% every morning (I work graves), and I generally plug-in at 22-25% SOC. I’m not sure if the range I’m seeing is typical for my driving style and/or daily mileage.
The car is a 2020 PD3+, and I took delivery in December. Odometer is currently at 14,219
I’m very interested to see how performance and battery life degrade over time. Many people I know judge me for buying a $65K commuter car, but the tranquil nature of my drive in every night is priceless-so is the 0-60.
The results are all over the map because speed, temp, heat and A/C use vary. These things (plus others) affect range. But I agree it's good to see all the data points.Appreciate all who have shared. The results are all over the map, which I expected, but still good to see the various data points.
...I have a few options that may work and I guess having to do these types of mental gymnastics and number crunching is just a part of owning these cars.
Option 1 - (most reasonable) - Go 15 min further north past my main exit to the supercharger and spend 15~20 minutes there and then backtrack to our destination (adds about 45 minutes total time to the trip but ensures plenty of charge for the rest of the trip)....
The problem with dropping them off is that the destination is 45 minutes east of the interstate/Athens so I'd have to drive 45 minutes, drop them off, drive back to the interstate 45 minutes, charge and then drive 45 minutes back to the destination...
...The only real alternative would be if there were a 14-50 plug at our destination. There very well could be. I'm checking with some family to see if they have one I can use. It's a farm with several shops where tractors are repaired (welding) so I'm hoping that's an option and I can just take my travel charger.
I know this is an older thread but I found it while researching how my own real world mileage compares to that of others and figured I'd add my numbers thus far.
We took a weekend trip this past Sunday (model 3 performance w/20" wheels) for a total of 200 miles for the round trip. I charged to 100% before leaving and arrived back home with 14% remaining. The computer said it was good for 41 miles but I think realistically, it's probably 25~30 miles.
According to TeslaFi, the trip was nearly 100% interstate driving with the first leg average speed of 71 mph and average Wh/Mi of 263 - 87.4% efficiency.
Battery went from 99% to 62%
95.38 Miles Driven - 109.16 Rated Miles Used
There was about 5 miles driven around town mainly just to show off the car (i.e. blow through the battery) @ 502 Wh/Mile
Battery went from 62% to 57%
The return trip avg speed was 70mph @ 300 Wh/Mi - 76.7% Efficiency
Battery went from 57% to 14%
95.72 Miles Driven - 124.88 Rated Miles Used
I'm mainly looking at this data and coming to the realization that I may not be able to take the car on another trip in a couple weeks. The round trip is 242 miles and if I average between 285~300 Wh/mi, that would be cutting it EXTREMELY close and there is currently only trickle charging where we'd be going.
I have a few options that may work and I guess having to do these types of mental gymnastics and number crunching is just a part of owning these cars.
Option 1 - (most reasonable) - Go 15 min further north past my main exit to the supercharger and spend 15~20 minutes there and then backtrack to our destination (adds about 45 minutes total time to the trip but ensures plenty of charge for the rest of the trip). My main fear here is us having a time we're supposed to be at our destination and not being able to get the kids out of the house early enough to have the extra time to go to the supercharger.
Option 2 - (Doable but may drive me crazy) - Get behind a semi and drive 65~70 and hope the drafting extends the range enough to make a meaningful impact on the wh/mi rating. I've seen other Tesla's doing this on other trips I've taken and now I totally get it.
Option 3 - (My last resort) - Take the travel charger and trickle charge for about 4~5 hours (probably will not make any real difference)
The real issue here though is that there is a glaring omission of fast charging locations in the south east. The superchargers are only convenient if you're passing THROUGH the state and Tesla's trip planner and ABRP are absolutely useless for round trip planning where there are no charging options at your destination other than the 10 mile/hr charge point stations.
Even if there is a 30~40 mile per hour option level 2 charger or 14-50 outlet, at the end of a long day when you're looking at a 2 hour drive home, the last thing my wife and kids will want to do is sit in a parking lot for an hour just to make sure we can get home without dying on the side of the road.
I like trying to figure out challenging routes and help people solve problems, but...I realize that this is old, but I wanted to give you an "amen". I'm picking up my car on Thursday of this week. The first trip I want to take is three hours away to my kid's sporting event (Charlotte, NC). We'd be there a few hours, then need to turn around and go home (Roanoke, VA). This is about 225 miles both ways, so the car has to be charged at some point.
...this is some really wild over-the-top exaggeration.There's ONE SC location that's on an alternate route that I am going to try, but wow......talk about range anxiety....and I don't even have my car yet!
the EPA isn't forcing Tesla to rely on their numbers. Tesla could certainly say EPA estimate and Tesla estimate or whatever. The reality for a long drive a 300mile car is 200 miles tops. Telling people the truth will help adoption.
I marked this disagree because its laughable to expect any manufacturer to say, in effect, "i know the EPA tests say XX but if you drive 80 miles per hour you will get Y, if you drive 70 MPH you will get Z". level that at the EPA, no one should be expecting anyone to report something different than the official tests say, tesla or otherwise.
The TESTS need to change. expecting something else is silly.