Thanks. Is that why the charging times are so short? So the 320 miles us combined street/highway?Because the car actually gets around 225 to 250 miles on a full charge at highway speeds (depending on the speed), and when you stop to charge you don't want to charge to a high state of charge because the more full the battery is the slower it charges.
Besides the slow charge when you have already a high charge I think there's also the recognition that most people hate to wait.
Yes, the 326 mile number is the EPA estimated combined city/highway range estimate. This number is only useful for comparing different vehicles, in the case of Tesla vehicles only with other Tesla vehicles. (To approximate the EPA test you would have to drive no faster than 45 MPH without the use of any heat or air conditioning. That's just not the way most EV drivers roll.)
That is one of the things that ABRP does so well. You can specify your departure state of charge (SOC), your desired minimum Supercharger stop SOC and your final destination desired SOC.Thanks for all the response! Pre arrival, how can I tell how many mile I left (roughly) upon destination?
Some Supercharger stations charge faster than others, so you may want to skip a charger and use the Type 3 Supercharger (250 kW) instead of a Type 2 Supercharger (150 kW).
I pointed out in a different thread that the main advantage of V3 is not sharing cabinets, so no matter how busy the Supercharger is, you still get max performance out of the charger... I have only had to share a V2 once, and lucky for me someone left 5 min after I pulled in and I switched to a non-shared cabinet, but for that 5 min I was horrified at how slow I was charging@miracj the difference between v2 and v3 in reality really isn't that different (assuming you aren't sharing an A/B stall pair at a V2 SC). The 150 vs 250 is only the peak and you're only getting that peak rate for a very short time under very specific conditions (SoC, preconditioned, etc.) and the rest of the session is very similar between the two.
Here's an example comparison done on a Model 3 which charges similarly/identically to MY:
For doing a speed charge with others, you should drop them off at the bathrooms. You then go plug-in, and while charging, you walk to the bathrooms. In the meantime, they walk back to the car while you are doing your business, and pick you up outside. That runs a little faster as each person only walks one way.PS: When doing a speed run, with splash and dash charging sessions is when I REALLY miss having restroom facilities right at the chargers rather than them being a 5 or 10 min walk away... especially when traveling with my wife. If I was traveling with a wife and a couple kids and at a station without restrooms right there at the charger (very rare where I live) I can't imagine getting in and out of a charger in less than 20 min no matter how fast it charges.