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Rated versus Ideal versus Autobahn Range

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by sublimaze1, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. sublimaze1

    sublimaze1 8Dec2012 / Leeroy Jenkins

    Sep 6, 2012
    Basin City, TX
    With the final piece of the Texas Triangle (Huntsville) operational, range anxiety is much less, and I can drive true "Texas" speeds.

    However, has anyone taken the time to look at the range when you are hooning along at 85-90 mph (e.g. SH130) and the like? I have done three or four runs between superchargers at police attention speed and my initial figures show that I am getting about 74% of the rated range at those speeds.

    (I certainly realize that Airconditioning, headwings, etc. factor into this)

    I guess what I am saying, is ... If I plan to drive the way I would in the ICE (BTW, Diana traded the Armada for an Escalade - V8 for V8), I am looking at charging to 125+% of the range that I would need to get there, if I keep my speed as high as I would like.

    So my query is: what supercharger charge are you willing to take (percentage of actual distance) to get to your destination, if you know you are going to be moving along at much faster than 55-65?

  2. redevries

    redevries René de Vries

    May 22, 2013
    Oosterhout, Netherlands
    The superchargers in Germany are going to be much closer for exactly the reason you mention. I live in the Netherlands, and even through we don't speed along quite like the Germans, 85 to 90 mph isn't unusual. My worst-case projected range, as shown on the energy display, drops down to just over 100 miles... Fortunately, IF I were able to keep that speed, I would have driven through the entire country ;)

  3. yobigd20

    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

    Oct 28, 2012
    Skaneateles, NY
    #3 yobigd20, Nov 21, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2013
    ~60% rated range @90-95mph


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