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Navigate to distant supercharger - preconditioning question


Oct 26, 2020
If I am traveling several hundred miles and want to use a supercharger as my "final" destination - will my Model Y know it's far away and only precondition when it's close?

Or will it just know it's going to a supercharger and start conditioning for fast charging right away.

I assume it's the former but wanted to make sure prior to the road trip.


Well-Known Member
Oct 2, 2020
Depending on the temperature of the battery pack the Tesla vehicle will start on route battery warming (ORBW) when you are approximately 30 minutes drive from the destination Supercharger. The Tesla will warm the battery until it is 40C (104F) for an optimal Supercharger session.

If you have not done so you should become familiar with A Better Route Planner (available for your phone and well as a web based application.) ABRP can help you plan the optimal charging stops for your road trip.
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