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SURPRISING 50 MILE Range Boost in a 2017 Model S60D With 17.17.4 (?)

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by MonseyGuy, May 11, 2017.

  1. MonseyGuy

    MonseyGuy Supporting Member

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    Hi All!

    Finally got the update to 17.17.4 last night and much to my surprise after charging to 100% my range displayed 270 miles (!) when it normally maxes out at around 219. So I drove it around for a bit and it's still up there in the 260's...

    My average Wh/mi of 360-380 is accurate (see the display on the right for the past 15 miles is still there from yesterday pre-update), so it can't be a misreading by the system (or could it?).

    Could it be the new FW uses a new algorithm for calculating range (not mentioned in release notes) OR after a FW update the car needs to calibrate again and soon my "range" display will fall back to where I remember it (around 219 miles on 100% charge)?

    Anyone else see a range bump?

    :cool:

    IMG_3436.jpg
     
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  2. bak_phy

    bak_phy Member

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    Perhaps you've been switched to ideal miles?
     
  3. McRat

    McRat Active Member

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    It appears to be the number for the 75D?
     
  4. MonseyGuy

    MonseyGuy Supporting Member

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    OMG! :rolleyes: You are right. I just checked. "Ideal" was selected somehow during the update. Boo! Now showing 210 again....
    Sorry for the false excitement! o_O
     
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  5. whttiger25

    whttiger25 Member

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    Lol, ever hopeful.... :)
     
  6. dhcp

    dhcp Member

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    I gasped when I saw your picture, that's about what my 85D gets at near 100%! Would have been crazy awesome if true!
     
  7. Max*

    Max* Charging

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    It is true, it's ideal miles!

    Like in an ideal condition.
    Going down the road at 50mph with no traffic
    Downhill
    The whole time
    With no wind
    No passengers
    etc.
     
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  8. oktane

    oktane Active Member

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    A bug where they accidentally unlocked the full battery?!
     
  9. Mediocrates

    Mediocrates Member

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    Yet another reason to switch to battery charge percentage instead of indirect projected "future miles."
     
  10. Stiction

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    I personally think charge percentage is not as good as rated miles.

    Get in another EV and rated miles will still mean something: You can drive and know what to expect
    because rated miles is a unit of energy calibrated to the cars performance.

    XX% means nothing. How big is the battery? What is the energy per mile? You have a
    lot of learning to do to figure out how far you can go.
     
  11. Mediocrates

    Mediocrates Member

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    Ask yourself this question: will you travel the same number of miles for a given battery charge, regardless of speed?

    Temporal context is everything.


    Have you ever driven an internal combustion engine vehicle?
     

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