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No range anxiety but............sometimes we need a reminder

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Chopr147, Oct 11, 2016.

  1. Chopr147

    Chopr147 Active Member

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    So this weekend we did some country driving in the 60D S. On the way home we decided to go off the beaten path and make some stops along the way. I rarely even worry about range and "just drive".
    My wife who does not even acknowledge that we are driving electric :) asked "do we have enough juice to get home" while we were in Nowhere USA. So now I am taken out of my calm , country driving revelry and realize she might have a point :)
    Oh, snap! Time to start calculating.

    Side note: My supercharger capability is not working and I have a service appt. this Friday 10/14th.

    So SCing is not an option and I don't want to park at a hotel for 2 hours to charge in the middle of the day.
    Try to put in the destination home and the GPS is not working to give me an accuracy reading. I do NOT want to re-set the computer here in Nowhere USA and have it die on me, so I go with the phone. As usual. :mad:
    We are 115 miles from home with a rated range of 130 miles. Great, now it's time to shut off the A/C and drive like a reasonable person. :mad: Temperture is 70 degrees so not really an issue.
    So, back to the parkway and kept it under 70MPH and arrived home w/o any problems. This is just a quick story but shows how little range anxiety I have now. It is a reminder to get my head out of the clouds though and remember I can't just stop at the closest gas station.
    Speaking of gas, I filled up my wife's car the other day and..........................that's another story :)
     
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