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Range Mode - Insane Mode: To Be or Not to Be

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by InsaneDriver, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. InsaneDriver

    InsaneDriver Member

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    This morning I decided to try something a little different on my commute to work. Normally I leave my car in Insane Mode with Range Mode Off. I figured if I just drive normally what difference would it make?

    The answer ended up being, quite a bit! My guess is that the difference really is Range Mode but on my short commute to work (~14 miles) I usually use about 20-22 miles of range, today I only used 16 miles of range and actually drove a little more aggressively than normal (had to put some distance on a tailgater) Tomorrow I will leave Range Mode on but turn Insane Mode back on just to see.

    Finally, today is the first time I have actually really accelerated hard without Insane Mode on, it's still 'Crazy Fast'!!!

    I love this car!!
     
  2. jayman

    jayman Member

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    Your range is dependent on a lot of factors on any given day. Not the least of these are wind, temperature, aggressiveness of driving.
     
  3. RAW84

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    I don't think it's possible to do this. In order to have range mode on, the acceleration must be set to sport mode
     
  4. LetsGoFast

    LetsGoFast Active Member

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    I think that changed with one of the torque sleep releases and now it is possible to be in Insane and Range mode simultaneously.
     
  5. InsaneDriver

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    Correct, it is possible to be in both Range and Insane Mode simultaneously as that is how I drove in this morning. I obviously can't control for all conditions and this is very unscientific to say the least but after extensive testing (joke) it doesn't look like driving with Insane mode selected has any impact if driving normally and not using it. Miles used this morning was actually 2 less than yesterday but I didn't have to (choose to) accelerate away from a tailgater this morning.

    Driving with Range Mode on didn't have any noticeable impact to my driving comfort either, the AC was still just fine. I think as a result I will most likely just leave the Range Mode ON and put a little bit of electricity in the bank so when I upgrade to Ludicrous Mode I'll feel a little better about myself.
     
  6. SabrToothSqrl

    SabrToothSqrl Active Member

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    Mine varies with the radio station...

    Somehow heavy metal or rock seems to suck power out of the pack a lot faster... hmm...
     
  7. RAW84

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    Cool, didn't know this
     

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