The final cut of the 9th episode of the Tesla Motors Club Podcast, featuring Chad Schwitters, the former president of Plug In America, is now available. You can watch it now on YouTube or listen to it on all major podcast networks.
237 miles on full charge last week. 2012 85kwh with 180k miles
based on experience (180k miles) - can increase the stated range by doing 100% charge 2-3 days in a row to maximize balancing - degradation does seem related to age of battery as well as charge cycles.
Last time I charged to full 6 months ago, I got ~260 miles on full charge on a 2015 85D with ~60K miles,
The range degradation appears to correlate more to miles driven rather than the battery age. Fair?
I am sure there are other factors such as driving style, amount of SC or other fast charging, how often charged to full, etc.
What is considered too much degradation before Tesla would replace the battery?
- is range mode on? On will add a 2-3 miles
- what is the ambient temperature? Closer to 70F will add 1-3 miles
- try charging to 100 percent for three consecutive days, and even better, run down to less than 10 percent in between - this will optimize balancing and capacity algorithms, adding a few miles.
- you've got 80k miles and plenty experience: you know that none of this matters. I bet you can get the number up to 240 with the above tips, but so what