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ROAD TRIP EXPERIENCE QUESTIONS

  • I almost NEVER achieve the projected mileage efficiency (~230wh/mile) on a road trip

    Votes: 20 55.6%
  • I feel safe reaching my destination when the Tesla projected NAV battery % at destination is 8%

    Votes: 16 44.4%
  • My mileage efficiency drops dramatically when I exceed 55 MPH

    Votes: 12 33.3%
  • At 75 MPH or above my mileage efficiency drops to 350 wh/mile or worse

    Votes: 15 41.7%
  • Tesla NAV projected battery % is often 2-5% higher than my actual final battery % at the destination

    Votes: 4 11.1%
  • My mileage drops dramatically when climbing serious altitude on a road trip

    Votes: 15 41.7%
  • Tesla needs to provide navigation support with charging from different start points and waypoints.

    Votes: 15 41.7%
  • At high outdoor temperature my AC sometimes stops working for 10-15 minutes

    Votes: 1 2.8%
  • Tesla supercharger stations should always have trash cans and 24 hour bathroom access

    Votes: 19 52.8%
  • When the outside temperature drops below 80 I sometimes see the AC stop working for 10-15 minutes

    Votes: 2 5.6%
  • Tesla supercharging should ALWAYS tell me what the cost per kwh of charging is

    Votes: 8 22.2%
  • Tesla needs to allow their NAV to include way stops to safely navigate sightseeing

    Votes: 16 44.4%

  • Total voters
    36

TomServo

Active Member
Apr 10, 2014
1,539
991
Belleville IL
What were your average speeds? We did a road trip and see closer to 300-310 Wh/mi when going 80-85 mph for long stretches (LR w/ Inductions).
I have TACC set to 8% over posted limits. That's usually about 6 to 7 over. Having owned 3 Volt's since March 2012 I have learned SPEED KILL's an EV's range and truth be told, the speed demons seldom really get to their destination much faster since they usually consume more energy and need to spend more time replacing it at the next charging stop.

The other thing, we are 68 years old and need to stop for BIO breaks well before the car needs a charge so whenever one of us need to stop (regardless of SoC) we stop at a SC'er and in that 10 or 15 minutes we add another 75 to 100 miles and NEVER have to worry about our wh/mi etc. I do think with EV's SLOWER can be FASTER.
 

PagodaY

Member
Dec 23, 2019
222
119
Hudson Valley, NY
Here's my teslafi report for my NY-Maine trip last week.

I think the main difference between these trip and mine is that I did not go on highways (rarely) and kept the speed down. This was a sightseeing trip, not a "get there trip"
maine trip report teslafi.jpg
 

Johnny Vector

Member
Jun 21, 2020
243
363
Maryland
Here's my teslafi report for my NY-Maine trip last week.

I think the main difference between these trip and mine is that I did not go on highways (rarely) and kept the speed down. This was a sightseeing trip, not a "get there trip"View attachment 690404
Well that certainly looks like a lovely trip! I'll be heading from Maryland to Belgrade Lakes, Maine (near Augusta) in two weeks, but sadly mine is a "get-there" trip. OTOH, it's mainly along I-95, which has built-in speed limiting* in various places.

*Traffic and/or construction
 

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