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P90D energy usage after 7.0 update

nishy1

Member
Aug 28, 2015
78
1
United States
Guys,
I am noticing i am barely getting to the 300 kwHr/mile (or whatever the metric is) for regular driving. I use surface streets mostly and i dont recall ever really getting that kind of efficiency. Maybe on a freeway. For example today on my 5 mile surface street journey to work, without hitting the floor on it at any time, i was at 515 kwh/mi.
Is that normal, or should i contact the service team?
thanks
 

islandbayy

Active Member
Feb 25, 2013
2,651
1,026
Greendale, Wisconsin
I got Aero rims 2 weeks ago, the idea behind them is to reduce drag of the vehicle. Long story short, they did, and a remarkable job. Almost instant 30wh/mile drop. Did about 600 miles so far with the Aero's on, that was on a Thursday through sunday. I had some drive unit issues, with power cutting out. I had planned to keep my 6.2 because I strongly dislike the new 7.0 interface. Once again, long story short, Engineering made me update to 7.0 that following Monday to see if that fixed the issue (it did not and now getting drive unit 4 in a couple weeks).

on 6.2, and the 600ish miles of driving I did with the Aero's on a normal route I do weekly, the 30w/mile drop in consumption was stable drop, not random. immediately after updating to 7.0, my consumption went UP 60wh/mile. So 30 wh/mile HIGHER then before I got the Aero rims. This has been a stable, un-waving increase. All things are basically equal, same outside temps, same route, same weather conditions.
 

techmaven

Active Member
Feb 27, 2013
3,618
9,711
Guys,
I am noticing i am barely getting to the 300 kwHr/mile (or whatever the metric is) for regular driving. I use surface streets mostly and i dont recall ever really getting that kind of efficiency. Maybe on a freeway. For example today on my 5 mile surface street journey to work, without hitting the floor on it at any time, i was at 515 kwh/mi.
Is that normal, or should i contact the service team?
thanks

I think some level of vampire drain is factored into the initial power usage. Also, if there was any battery heating, then it would take a chunk out of the first few miles. On short trips, this would be very noticeable and it evens out on longer trips.
 

andrewket

Well-Known Member
Dec 20, 2012
5,704
1,525
Guys,
I am noticing i am barely getting to the 300 kwHr/mile (or whatever the metric is) for regular driving. I use surface streets mostly and i dont recall ever really getting that kind of efficiency. Maybe on a freeway. For example today on my 5 mile surface street journey to work, without hitting the floor on it at any time, i was at 515 kwh/mi.
Is that normal, or should i contact the service team?
thanks

Where do you live? Has is it become cooler there? The car is likely heating the pack, and since your commute is so short is has a dramatic effect on your efficiency on a per mile basis.
 

tomp

Member
Dec 3, 2013
425
33
Durham, NC
Which aero rims?
Thanks!
I got Aero rims 2 weeks ago, the idea behind them is to reduce drag of the vehicle. Long story short, they did, and a remarkable job. Almost instant 30wh/mile drop. Did about 600 miles so far with the Aero's on, that was on a Thursday through sunday. I had some drive unit issues, with power cutting out. I had planned to keep my 6.2 because I strongly dislike the new 7.0 interface. Once again, long story short, Engineering made me update to 7.0 that following Monday to see if that fixed the issue (it did not and now getting drive unit 4 in a couple weeks).

on 6.2, and the 600ish miles of driving I did with the Aero's on a normal route I do weekly, the 30w/mile drop in consumption was stable drop, not random. immediately after updating to 7.0, my consumption went UP 60wh/mile. So 30 wh/mile HIGHER then before I got the Aero rims. This has been a stable, un-waving increase. All things are basically equal, same outside temps, same route, same weather conditions.
 

AWDtsla

Active Member
Mar 3, 2013
4,265
3,959
NE
I got Aero rims 2 weeks ago, the idea behind them is to reduce drag of the vehicle. Long story short, they did, and a remarkable job. Almost instant 30wh/mile drop. Did about 600 miles so far with the Aero's on, that was on a Thursday through sunday. I had some drive unit issues, with power cutting out. I had planned to keep my 6.2 because I strongly dislike the new 7.0 interface. Once again, long story short, Engineering made me update to 7.0 that following Monday to see if that fixed the issue (it did not and now getting drive unit 4 in a couple weeks).

Imagine if they had a real aerodynamic design... If Toyota and BMW can do it why can't Tesla?
 

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