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Range Record Tesla Model S in Europe

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by Maarten ST, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. Maarten ST

    Maarten ST Member

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    August 20th 2013, 22:00 hours. Four well-prepared students from Eindhoven University of Technology are ready to start the Athlon Real Long Distance Record with the Tesla Model S Performance with a 85 kWh battery.
    The objective of the record attempt is to show the possible range when only minor changes are made to the Tesla model S, while driving according to the legal speed limit, and with two passengers (driver+1).

    August 21st 17:00 they finish, after 625 km on a single charge, with almost 80kWh usage, for a full report see here

    Athlon Tesla Model S Real Long Distance Record the report | Steinbuch
     
  2. dmetcalf

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    Congrats guys! Keep up the good work. I love the amount of documentation you did. I tried to document some of our findings here. Dave Metcalf and son Adam break the 400 miles challenge! Incredible...

    Let me know if you'd like to compare notes.
     
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    nice thread you have made! i will make my link there as well

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    i now see it is hardly used anymore, your thread, however, i would be interested in your report, can you send it to me via email?
    [email protected]?
    thx!!
     
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    They did that with 21 inch tires, too.
     
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    widodh Model S R231 EU

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    The video shows they used 79.9kWh while the useable energy is 81.1kWh, correct? So they could have squeezed out a bit more KMs.
     
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    #8 NigelM, Aug 31, 2013
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    Please let's not have this discussion in two places.
     
  9. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    That's about expected. Dave made 426 miles, John made 401 miles... With Tesla's stated 6% penalty for 21", it seems about right.
     
  10. Maarten ST

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    well the car really first slowed down, then really stopped....
     
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    jvonbokel John VonBokel

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    Yeah, but Dave also had 21" wheels. :) He did inflate his tires to max pressure to help compensate though, which is something I forgot to do to maximize range with my 19" wheels.
     
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    They also started at a higher elevation and drove towards lower elevation, which makes a big difference. You can't control elevation during normal driving.
     
  13. Maarten ST

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    only 300m, we live in a really flat country...
     

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