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Wife treating 100 miles range as empty

drtimhill

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Apr 25, 2019
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So, worst case the car is run to empty. Do we call Tesla, AAA or what? Would Tesla tow to nearest charger?
First, read the information about towing the car in the user manual .. it's not as simple as an ICE car. There is also a PDF you can download that is designed for tow-truck drivers to make sure they dont damage the car .. you might want to keep it on your phone just in case.

Second, generally its a really good idea NOT to run the car to empty. Remember that in the worst case if you can find a 120V outlet someplace then you can at least (slowly) add a small amount of charge to get to the nearest SC (or 3rd party L2 charger).

If you DO run the battery to empty, you should focus on getting the car sorted out reasonably quickly .. the 12V battery that runs the electrical systems (and unlocks the car!) doesnt have a huge capacity (since it normally gets topped up from the main battery as needed).
 

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