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Rated vs. Ideal Miles vs. What Should We See

Discussion in 'Model S' started by NOLA_Mike, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. NOLA_Mike

    NOLA_Mike Grouchy

    May 11, 2013
    Hammond, LA
    Does anybody actually use "Ideal Miles" in everyday life with a Tesla? I find it hard to achieve "Rated Miles" without conscious effort of slowing down and the cooperation of weather and terrain. I can't even remember what Ideal Miles is based on - is it some nebulous figure achieved by driving over rainbows being towed by a unicorn?

    Bottom line is that for me, Rated Miles is my Ideal Miles - if I make a trip and achieve the Rated Miles it is the exception.

    I would propose that Tesla abandon Ideal Miles in the User interface and replace it with ______.

    I'd like to see something more dynamic - like you get from EVTripPlanner. An estimated Miles Range Remaining based on anticipated real time weather (wind, rain, temperatures), average real time traffic speeds, elevation changes, etc.

    ______ Miles. We need a name for these miles...
  2. zenmaster

    zenmaster Member

    Apr 9, 2016
    How about "estimated range"?
  3. DCGOO

    DCGOO Member

    Nov 24, 2015
    Indianapolis, IN
    Personally, I just show percent full and don't worry about miles at all.
  4. decrypt

    decrypt Member

    Jul 1, 2016
    Columbia, Maryland
    I'm currently a BMW i3 lessee (soon to take delivery of a Model S) and this is something I think BMW has done fairly well... It's not perfect, but it does continuously adjust based on driving conditions and the estimates are fairly accurate in my experience... Usually it's even a tiny bit conservative when fully charged.

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