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Washington to Tampa, we beat the Tesla Cross Country records !

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by joer00, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. joer00

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    My wife and I attended the Tesla Road Trip in Washington Feb 15-17 2014. Unfortunately I could only take one day of from work so we had to get home after the event in one day. I was concerned that it will take forever and that we will be "dead" when arriving. I post a detailed spreadsheet below but in short, this trip was amazing. It shows that long distance travel with the MS is absolutely no problem and to my belief very much less tiresome than in an ICE. I also had zero problems with the seats. In my previous ICE's I my bud always hurt after some hours :) I think the forced charging stops are just great and make the travel so much more relaxed. I also could confirm that my simple "anti range anxiety" formula works, I just deduct 20 % from the range and this always worked out perfect. With a little less speed and a little more charge at Lumberton we could have skipped Santee ! I forgot to switch to range charge TWICE, on the initial overnight charge in Arlington (Washington) and then an lunch time in Lumberton. Fortunately there I remembered it and switched it back on, but we departed with a few miles less than full range.

    Best of all, if I did not make an calculation error, we DID BEAT the Tesla cross country team in both, average time per miles for the trip and average charge time. This is great as it shows that the numbers from Tesla does not require any special driver or skills !

    I am looking forward how long our Washington/Tampa record will stand:)

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    FromDeparture TimeToArrival TimeDriving TimeAvg SpeedTemperatureRange StartRange EndTotal MilesKw UsedWh/MileCharging Time

    Arlington6:13:00Glen Allan7:47:001:34:0054.89-2/28217868636.53790:40:00Breakfast at Paneras

    Glen Allan8:27:00Rocky Mount10:25:001:58:0067.583/3721142132.947.23550:33:00Quick Toilet Visit, Photo with lot owners

    Rocky Mount10:58:00Lumberton12:44:001:46:0068.9411/5218135121.840.73341:12:00Lunch with Alan

    Lumberton13:56:00Santee15:42:001:46:0070.6413/55246100124.840.73260:15:00Just time for the bathroom and to buy some water

    Santee15:57:00Savannah17:34:001:37:0068.5414/5715939110.835.93060:49:00Coffe at Starbucks

    Savannah18:23:00St Augustine20:57:002:34:0068.8115/592188176.659.53371:05:00Dinner at Seagrass

    St Augustine22:02:00Tampa0:51:002:49:0064.1511/5223812180.763349
    Home Sweet Home
















    Total
    Totals
    14:04:00



    933.6323.5340.864:34:00

    Total Driving Time14:04:00












    Total Charging Time4:34:00












    Total Trip Time18:38:00










     
  2. apvbguy

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    great data, thanks for sharing.
    I am expecting to pick up my MS in 5 weeks in NJ and will drive it directly to the ST Augustine Fl area. my first leg will be from the Springfield NJ delivery station, charging at the Newark DE SC, then onto Glen Allen SC for a charge and overnight and duplicating your route to near St Augustine. I hope my trip is as seamless and easy as yours was.
     
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    Nice statistics Joe. Was good to meet you and your wife at the EVent. You did it quicker back than me. Mine took 2 days lol.
     
  4. aekdb266

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    Joe,

    Enjoyed traveling with you and lunch in Lumberton. After we initially discussed the Wh/mile, I watched more attentively on the patch from Lumberton to Florence where we parted ways and was in the low 300s over flat ground and averaging 75 mph. Traveling with a MS in the rearview mirror is a great way to travel!! See you at the next one!

    Alan
     
  5. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    Great stats! Thanks for sharing. In terms of records, you did not have to deal with a blizzard over the Rockies and sub-zero in Minnesota, but great work.

    One quick question: If I read your chart correctly, it looks like you only went from 100 to 159 in 15 minutes at Santee. I would have expected a little more than 59 miles in 15 minutes at that SOC. Is 15 minutes total time charging, or total time at the stop. If the latter, the stats make much more sense.

    Great Report!
     
  6. joer00

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    Yes of course I know that the Tesla crew had much worse conditions :) The stats might be 1-2 minutes off. I shot dashboard photos on arrival BEFORE plugging in and when I left after removing the plug. I never saw range grow as quick as the miles per hour charge indicator tells !

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    Ah, finnaly I have your TMC name, forgot to ask you this ! Yes was awesome to not drive alone for three charges. See you on the trip to CA ???

    Joe
     
  7. aekdb266

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    Joe,

    I don't think I'll make the CA trip this time but I'll make it out west eventually for a Tesla event!

    Alan
     
  8. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    The mph indicated on the charging screen and on the phone app, are the average mph for the entire charging session. If you divide total miles charged by total hours charged, it should be pretty close to the charging mph indicated by the car. Because of the taper, the average mph for the session is always larger than the instantaneous charge rate. To get a good approximation of the instantaneous charge rate, do the calculation Volts*Amps/300Wh/mi.
     

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