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Single day Dallas-Houston-Dallas Roundtrip!

Discussion in 'Mountain/Southwest' started by mark, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. mark

    mark Member

    Sep 8, 2012
    Yesterday, I drove form Dallas to Houston and back in under 13 hours in my S85. Here’s how it went:

    7:20am - left home with 255mi range charge
    8:26am – arrived in Corsicana SC (68mi) with 155mi left – ate breakfast at Whataburger
    8:49am – departed with 215mi range
    10:31am – arrived at Huntsville SC (122mi) with 58mi range – hung out in comfortable hotel lobby
    11:02 – departed with 222mi range
    12:23pm – arrived at Houston Galleria with 126mi range – ate lunch at mall – charge with HPWC
    1:30pm – departed mall with 140mi – drove to a couple places locally
    2:49pm – departed for Huntsville with 129mi range
    3:57pm – arrived in Huntsville SC with 45mi range – watched Cowboy game in Hotel lobby
    4:41pm – departed Huntsville SC with 210mi range
    6:14pm – arrived Corsicana with 38mi range – ate dinner at Chili’s – watched end of Cowboy game
    6:56pm – departed Corsicana with 206mi
    8:04pm - arrived home with 102mi range

    A few points:
    Temperature was 32-42F the whole day (not ideal).
    Due to risk of freezing rain, I was often conservative in my estimates and could have cut down on charging times.
    Drove 75-80mph on most of the trip except the Huntsville-Houston-Huntsville legs because I was the most concerned about range there (drove 65-70).
    Charging at rates around 370mi/h at <50mi left to 90mi/h at 210mi left. Definitely not worth charging over 210mi unless you have to.

    Photos from Hunstville SC (with my son and a Lexus that moved the cones to ICE one spot):

    photo 3.JPG photo 2.JPG

    Great experience - Thanks TESLA!

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  2. 7racer

    7racer Member

    Jun 13, 2011
    that's awesome! I wanted to do that drive in my roadster...someday
  3. NCIC

    NCIC Member

    Jan 10, 2013
    Longview, Tx
    Mark, you missed the grand opening at the Corsicana Supercharger today!



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