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San Francisco to Toronto road trip

Discussion in 'Model 3: Battery & Charging' started by rlerdorf, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. rlerdorf

    rlerdorf New Member

    Jul 11, 2018
    Sunnyvale, CA
    I just finished a long road trip. Here are the numbers.

    4489 km (2789 miles)
    670 kWh used
    149 Wh/km (240 Wh/mile)
    Total charging cost US $85.80 (had free destination chargers on 2 of the 4 nights)
    ¢1.91/km (¢3.08/mile)

    Road trip - Google My Maps

    I noticed a couple of quirks. The main one was that for some reason my first Supercharge in Canada in Cambridge, Ontario didn't autopay with my linked credit card. I had to manually use another credit card to pay it. I have no idea why still. Perhaps my main card rejected the transaction, but I didn't get a notice, so it seems unlikely. I also have 3 different numbers. First, the car says:


    My account history says:
    Cambridge, ON Supercharger 7/11/2018 12:47PM $4.00
    Power Tier 2 10 min @ $0.40/min $4.00
    Tax included $0.46

    And finally my credit card was charged US $3.05 which I had to manually pay.

    So, although it doesn't specify the currency, it looks like the amount it lists on is actually in CAD because $4 CAD is around US $3.05. The CAD $3.20 the car lists seems to be a guesstimate, or as others have mentioned, it is perhaps what the car thought it received, vs. what the Supercharger thought it sent.

    Looking at the cost differential across the states and the one province is interesting too.
    California: $0.26/kWh
    Nevada: Tier 1 $0.12/min, Tier 2 $0.24/min
    Utah: $0.22/kWh
    Wyoming: Tier 1 $0.11/min, Tier 2 $0.22/min
    Nebraska: Tier 1 $0.10/min, Tier 2 $0.20/min
    Iowa: Tier 1 $0.10/min, Tier 2 $0.20/min
    Illinois: $0.24/kWh
    Michigan: Tier 1 $0.12/min, Tier 2 $0.24/min
    Ontario: Tier 1 CA$0.20/min, Tier 2 CA$0.40/min

    Sometimes the tier 2 charging is a really good deal when you are pulling 115 kW, but it kind of sucks when you are only getting 61 kW.
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  2. RedSafari

    RedSafari Member

    Mar 28, 2018
    That’s an awesome drive!
    I have a similar payment quirk where my Canadian Tesla account won’t automatically pay for supercharging done in USA. There seems to be no harm in leaving those unpaid charges in my account. Perhaps I’ll ask Tesla if I ever come in for service.
  3. xCoolSurfer

    xCoolSurfer New Member

    Mar 22, 2019
    Hello, I am planning my trip from Toronto To San Francisco. Any tips?
  4. xCoolSurfer

    xCoolSurfer New Member

    Mar 22, 2019
    Did you do your trip by yourself or you had a company? I haven't found anyone to tag along with me on this trip.

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