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Friday, May 12, 2023

A close call by a non-EV owner

A friend who rented a 2020 Tesla Model Y sent me these photos. He had 120 miles on the odometer and needed to drive 74 miles distance. He was forced to stop at a Supercharger on the way to his hotel with just 3 miles left on the battery. He consumed 117 miles of range to go 74 miles of distance, an overhead of 37% additional battery consumption. The conditions, you ask, that caused such a high overhead? RAIN. It was warm but such a violent thunderstorm that my friend had the wipers on full blast the entire drive. I have never driven in rain so strong as to have near 40% overhead. Arriving at a Supercharger with only 3 miles left would scare most people, I think.

1 comment:

  1. I'd like to see the graph on the Energy app's Trip tab. Wonder if it includes rain in it's range prediction.