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Tesla Model S Efficiency and Range

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by dsm363, May 9, 2012.

  1. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    #2 AnOutsider, May 9, 2012
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    Woot!

    Overall, I think this blog post is a good way to help manage expectations. We might also be hearing official EPA numbers soon and this is just a way to get their story out ahead of time instead of in response to potential backlash.

    Noooice, and it looks like you can get about 225 miles of range @ 80MPH. So 200 @ highway speeds seems to be reasonable.
     
  3. dsm363

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    This is cool. Contest time!

     
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    verry interesting!
    thanx!
     
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    Tesla is giving a "prize" to the first Model S owner to drive 400 miles on a single charge.
     
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    I'm getting the 40 kWh battery, so I guess it won't be me. :crying:
     
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    #8 dsm363, May 9, 2012
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    That would be over 11 hours of driving at 35 mph. Would almost certainly have to go to a track to do that.
     
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    or a taxi-driver in NewYork
     
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    400/35= 11.42
     
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    Doh! Math is tough:smile: I thought 300 when I did the math but you're right. Even harder to do.
     
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    I believe it's 200 miles range at 80mph.

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    This is really good news for me. That means I can drive any legal highway speed and get to the major cities in Texas on one charge or at worst, a one hour stop at a 40A station.
     
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    Looking at this I really want a 80kWh pack. I could easily make Charlotte on a single charge, and probably stretch anywhere I would want to drive.

    At least it looks like getting 100+ miles out of a 40kWh pack should be cake.
     
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    Is great for me as well. I anticipated something like this as a range by looking at the Roadster data.

    The trip I take regularly is 220km to Amsterdam, now I can hit "the gas" (~85mph / ~140km/h), charge with 3-phase 11kW (! :) ) and drive back a couple of hours later.

    That trip would be doable by not even charging in Range mode and also driving in Standard mode.
     
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    Awesome blog. You really get the idea that Tesla is not only out to make a profit, but also to make EVs accepted in public by shedding some light on the matter instead of just putting a number out there.
    The 400 miles should be doable, although it's very hard for them to confirm it's not done via going down a mountain and/or trailing a truck or something. But I think that's not the point contest ;)

    I'd love to see how the Aerodynamic wheels effect the range, if it's more noticeable at higher speeds (it should) etc. A 5% increase would push the figure just above 325 miles @55 mph (assuming it's currently 310 in the blog), and to 210 @ 80 mph. Testing will show that eventually, tho.
     
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    Doh, you're right. Mouse dragging in a straight line fail.
     
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    "One quick takeaway from this graph is that the 85kWh Model S is expected to achieve 350-250 miles of range during constant-speed highway driving at 50-70 mph with the conditions listed above. "

    Awesome, better than I was expecting!
     
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    I'd also like to know the effect of air suspension on range.
     
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    In the conference call, Elon just said the 85kWh battery is EPA 2-cycle at 320 miles of range and 5-cycle at 265 miles.
     

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