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Model S in the Norwegian winter

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  1. Oreo

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    #1 Oreo, Apr 25, 2013
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    I thought this link was posted a long time ago by my fellow Norwegian enthusiasts, but here it is anyway.
    The Model S is tested in the Norwegian winter. Driving from Oslo to Geilo, approx 270km and going up to 800m above sea level.
    The guy is making a stop at Ikea first to fill up the car (although it seems pretty full already!). He's also making a point out of not thinking about this as an EV, but more like an ICE, so he's not driving economically.
    Note the foggy front side window. As the reporter says this is a US version which do not have the "Winter package". I wouldn't know if it got the upgraded ventilation features that were supposedly changed after feedback from among Canadian earlyl adopters.

    http://www.autofil.no/914854/tesla-model-s-mot-virkeligheten
     
  2. LuckyLuke

    LuckyLuke Model S P85DL

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    How did he manage to get his Norwegian 3G connection working in this US car? Must have replaced the SIM or so?
     
  3. Nuvolari

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    This is a Tesla test car. They have probably changed the sim.
     
  4. Mayhemm

    Mayhemm Model S P85+ "Lola"

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    So at the end when he pulled the tape off the screen (sticky residue?) was the 29km remaining a good or bad thing?
     
  5. cdabel

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    He was sort of like, "Oh, crap that was close. I used alot more battery than I thought I would, but at least I made it. I did however drive heavy footed, and this car doesn´t have the winter package yet, so it really did pass the test"
     
  6. wycolo

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    So charge for 270 miles (Range Charge) and you're good for a 'ICE style' 270 km trip with a scooch left over. The Metric Factor 0.6 - easy to remember. Still, TM should stick a decal to dash for a reminder on cars they loan.

    A while back someone came up with a similar 'no sweat' discount; not sure if it was quite as low as 0.6. Rules are made to be instantly forgotten, Broderized if you will. Imagine expecting a teenager to remember '8 Simple Rules'.
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  7. twinklejet

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    The "test car" currently in Hong Kong for GetAmped/Test Drives is running on an AT&T sim card on overseas roaming...

    That said, does anybody know WHERE the card is physically and how to replace the sim card in the card or remove it altogether?
     
  8. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    I'm pretty sure that was @ChadS who, as president of Plug-In America, might have more EV miles logged than anyone else in the country. His rule, as I recall, was to plan on using two-thirds of the rated range, i.e. 177 miles on a Range Charge. You'll probably do better than that, but know how you're going to charge if you don't.
     

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