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severe range anxiety

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Bigjohn892, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. Bigjohn892

    Bigjohn892 Member

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    What is the closest to "empty" anyone has gone and on a scale of 1 to 10 what was your anxiety level?
     
  2. Bradbomb

    Bradbomb Member

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    130 miles left. I've had the M3 since July 21st. I have not taken any road trips yet. Also, I do not have a way to charge consistently at night. My primary source of charge is a Level 2 J1772 charger that is free at Whole Foods that I charge while having lunch there daily or every other day. My other source is either weekly or bi-weekly visit to a supercharger if I have driven a lot on the weekends.

    Once a week, I am able to trickle charge nightly on a 120V outlet.
     
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  3. corduroy

    corduroy Member

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    82 miles left, and no anxiety at all.
     
  4. bolton2160

    bolton2160 Member

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    36 miles left. No anxiety since I was in town close enough to home.
     
  5. chinnam3

    chinnam3 Member

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    Went down to 28 miles left on a long drive by the time I reach super charger, hammering at 80MPH. :)
     
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  6. Bigjohn892

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    I got down to 23 miles and worried about how accurate the display really was. Made it home though.
     
  7. Twiglett

    Twiglett Single pedal driver

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    I had one drive where I had 48 miles indicated with about 15 miles from home.
    Nav showed I'd arrive with 35 miles left and that's exactly what happened.
    When Nav works like that there is no range anxiety.
     
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  8. shrspeedblade

    shrspeedblade Member

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    55 miles left, no axiety. Considering that was the entire electric range of my previous Volt it's no wonder.

    After a week or two (or less) it begins to dawn on you that with nearly the same range as most gas cars and the fuel station at home in my case at least I rarely glance at the battery level with a stronger interest in efficiency than, "Will I make it?!!!"

    edit: what Twiglett said about the nav and charge at arrival is spot on, it's fantastic and quite accurate!
     
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  9. PoitNarf

    PoitNarf My dog's breath smells like dog food

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    Got down to about 50 miles on a road trip, but I was on my way to a planned supercharger stop anyway so anxiety level was zero. Plan your longer trips out before you hit the road and you won’t run into any problems.
     
  10. halfricanguy

    halfricanguy Model 3 - LR RWD - MSM

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    23 miles. I was on a long distance trip and the Supercharger closest to me didn't have many amenities and didn't have great reviews on Google Maps so I chose to skip to the next one. I needed to go about 100 miles with 128 miles to go. The navigation advised me to drive less than 75 mph to reach my destination. I increased my speed a bit as I got closer and more confident that I would make it.
     
  11. Jedi2155

    Jedi2155 Model 3 has Arrived.

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    99% used on a 80 mile range EV. It was down to 1 mile range remaining and I was going uphill :D
     
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  12. mtndrew1

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    You all are hilarious! I’ve done the last four years in compliance EVs and I’ve rolled in to my garage or to a public L2 on “fumes” more times than I care to recall. Guess-o-meter switches from range to —- and a cute little turtle makes an appearance. One time AAA made an appearance lol.

    EVs with >200 miles of range are incredible.
     
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  13. StellarRat

    StellarRat Active Member

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    You guys are all wimps. I frequently got home with 2 miles left on my Leaf. So, there is zero range anxiety for me in the Model 3 LR.
     
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  14. ℬête Noire

    ℬête Noire Active Member

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    After a very, very long day I managed to get the Bolt (238mi nominal range) down to about 24 miles remaining before I pulled into my driveway. On a scale of 1-10 I'd say it rose to perhaps a Anxiety 2 (it reached conscious thought level), but only because it was well past midnight and if so some unforeseen reason I had misgauged I'd have to phone to get my wife out of bed to pick me up. Low odds of failure balanced by an extremely negative potential outcome. ;)
     
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  15. ℬête Noire

    ℬête Noire Active Member

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    "Pfff, luxury. Our father, after beating us about the head and shoulders with a charging cable, used to send us out on 300 mile trips, through the snow, uphill round trip, with only a bag of mouldy lemons, a galvanized tree twig, and the expectation that we'd dance on street corners to earn the penny to use as the cathode."
     
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  16. khraiv

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    20ish miles trying to find supercharger in place I hadn't been. Really a non-issue though, way more than enough room for error. Tesla does a decent job at protecting us from dumb mistakes.

    When was the last time you saw an ICE vehicle tell you to navigate to X location due to lack of range to get to your destination? All without asking it. Nope, all you will see is a "you're almost empty!" alert and hope something is nearby.
     
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  17. ForeverFree

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    11 miles in Utah this summer. Was already rolling in a bit low due to unexpected pleasure of 80 mph speed limit. Misread map/signs, missed the Supercharger and ended up back on freeway. Next exit: 4 miles, so 8 miles back to Supercharger.

    Never was particularly worried; I've found Tesla range display to be solid.. However, if next exit would have been 14 miles, not 4, only choice would have been to back down the onramp and plead desperation if a grumpy highway patrol appeared.
     
  18. ModelNforNerd

    ModelNforNerd Active Member

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    10 miles. But I was within 20 miles of the Supercharger, with Nav/Trip Planner running (and it showed 40 miles remaining), so I decided to gun it and run the battery down, because I knew I'd make it up in Supercharging speed. So, in effect, I saved ~10 minutes.....5 on the way in, and 5 while plugged.
     
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  19. smartypnz

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    1st of five years my wife called me freaking out she only had 4 miles left. I reminded her that she was about to start a downhill to home. Arrived with 6 miles.
    Now, she laughs in anxiety's face.
     
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  20. ebmcs03

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    6 miles when I got to my garage. Wasn’t that worried i knew I would make it.
     

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