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P85 Order Placed - 1st Trip Question

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by TylerCA, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. TylerCA

    TylerCA Member

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    This site has been very informative and thanks to all who've given us feedback about the car. It's a very warm forum and we just love it here.

    First thing we will do once we take delivery in about a month is take it to our boat house in Tahoe City in late October. Distance is approximately 2220 miles. Do you guys think we would need to stop for a charge considering elevation?
     
  2. JerryNycom

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    2220 miles? Dont think elevation will be your problem!?! Maybe you meant 222 miles? In that case maybe a small charge midway....
     
  3. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Congrats! I assume you mean 222 miles. How much elevation is there along the drive? I would definitely have a backup place. Maybe an RV park you could stop at for an hour just in case.
     
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    You can Supercharge if you go through Folsom....Easy as pie...
     
  5. TylerCA

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    LOL, too much caffeine today, so a bit twitchy on the typing. Yes 220 miles. I'd rather not stop if possible, but I am unsure of how to calculate elevation's effect on range.

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    If I recall correctly, elevation is 7k.
     
  6. stevezzzz

    stevezzzz R;SigS;P85D;SigX

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    I punched up your trip in the http://www.jurassictest.ch/GR trip calculator and it concludes that at 62mph you won't make it without a mid-trip charge of some kind, even if you drive in 'Eco' mode, whatever that means.
     
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    Very useful! Thank you for the link
     
  9. dmckinstry

    dmckinstry Model S - U.S. P - #1649

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    To give you an idea, I used up about 40 rated range miles traveling about 17-18 miles with an elevation change of from 660ft to 3500 ft. And that was traveling at speed limits of 50 mph down to 20 mph.

    And yes, Donner summit is quite close to 7k ft.

    Charge up at least 80 miles range at Folsom to be sure. Actually, it shouldn't take that long to add 120 miles.
     
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    Congrats, what did you end up buying?
     
  11. TylerCA

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    Sounds like I will be making a short stop @ Folsom. Thanks for the tip!
     
  12. TylerCA

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    P85 in DG, pano, HPWC, Perf Seats, 21" grey turbines, smart air susp, rear jump seats, tech pkg, fogs, interior lights. Delivery - October :)
     

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