Submitted by Sudre_ on 18. September 2012
I see many posts about getting the best distance out of your battery by driving slow speeds on highways with maximum speed limits of 70 or more.
The "don't use cruise control it's to inefficient"
I'll let you know right now in Missouri if you coast up hill at speeds below 60 (actually in most cases under 70 outside the city) then coast down the next one at whatever speed the car will go, you will get run off the road by drivers going up the hill and you will get ticketed going down the hill when speeding. There were 3 cops on hwy 44 on my way back from a road trip last week. I did not get a ticket (I let the cruise do it's job) but they were ALL on the downhill stretch. The highway has two lanes of traffic each way. If you are in the slow lane you are behind a large truck going slow all the way up the hill, no advantage. So even ICE drivers who play this game to conserve fuel use the fast lane to coast up hill. That even annoys me.
Driving the perfect speed for distance:
Few people are going to get excited about buying a Model S for the price it sells at when they see them on the highways with posted speed limits of 70 MPH or more and the car is going 55-60 to conserve battery. The car will get classified as a overpriced large Yugo with good looks.
Driving around in hot weather with the A/C off, windows up or down, is a joke. Again no one is going to want a car for over $70k when they can't use the A/C on road trips.
Don't shoot me. I am just the messenger.