- May 23, 2020
- Reaction score
- Colorado Springs
- 13' F150, 17' Explorer, 13' Cruz, CT3 w/FSD coming
- Retired USSF SNCO, REALTOR®
Yes, and here's why from a previous conversation.are you saying that's not enough range?
He got 67% of his starting range. My driving conditions are going to be cold, and could be sloppy, and maybe have chains on the tires. 67% might be optimal for me, but using that number; 67% of my previously figured 300 miles available is 201 miles...which barely works for my 200 miles of hunting need, but it does work and I could adjust a little if necessary.Please never ever expect to go the full range of your battery. There needs to be some buffer above and below. As some are saying, range is your usage per mile x the watts remaining - a safe % at the bottom. I recently started part full with 205 miles of estimated range, drove 136 miles to the next chargers, and had only 3 miles remaining, at reduced speeds! It was cold and raining so the car quickly told me my watts usage was too high to make that distance at that speed. I slowed to what it said and made it. Never ever assume you will ever go 500 miles when the rating is for 500.
For context, the 300 miles available were based on the max range I would have upon arriving at my hunting location. I will continue to say 500 miles in my line in the sand.