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Finally Range on LR RWD Seems To Have Improved Almost Back to Where It Was

Finally Range on LR RWD Seems To Have Improved Almost Back to Where It Was

after having my model 3 LR RWD since August 2018 and always getting 279 miles when charging at home to 90%....but since about August of 2019 my 90% was being based on 300 miles of full range as I was getting 268-270 range. This morning, charged to 91% (not always exact) and had 277 miles when I got into my car this morning. Not sure if something changed with the last update from a week ago as I have charged since then. I am on 2019.36.2.1 software. Not sure what changed but nice to see the slight improvement. I realize it has absolutely no bearing on what my battery status is and I really have lost no range. It's just nice to see it closer to where it was originally. I have about 18,700 miles on my car.

rdh37 | 27. November 2019

Well stated. My car, 11k 2019 LR AWD HW 2.5, has been at 300 miles @ 100% for some time now. The funny thing is I have exactly the same % use when driving to work, 3% for 13 miles in mostly rush hour hwy traffic, since day one. As has been said many times on this forum, just drive the car and enjoy. That is what I do. Happy Thanksgiving (U.S.).

howard | 27. November 2019

tdwin2000, and I really have lost no range.

You have lost range. Each and every time the batteries are charged they will have a certain amount of degradation. At 18,700 miles you have in fact lost battery capacity regardless as you point out of indicated range. I have lost about 15 miles @ 17,000.

Bighorn | 27. November 2019

Losses at those mileages are unmeasurable and imperceptible. The old batteries lost about 10% at 200,000 miles, so these barely broken in cars are not doing worse with more advanced battery chemistries.

Iwantmy3 | 27. November 2019

Was there any change in temperatures where you live? If it was warmer last night while you charged, it could easily have resulted in a higher rated range result.

sunvin29 | 28. November 2019

how much does it cost to fully charge a Tesla model 3 (RWD, standard battery)?

NKYTA | 28. November 2019

Depends on the cost of your electricity.

TeslaTap.com | 28. November 2019

@sunvin29 - Here's are some rough numbers:

0% SOC to 100% SOC is about 50 kW on an SR M3. Overnight power is fairly cheap in most areas from $0.04 to $0.11 in much of the country. In Hawaii, there is no time-of-day discount and it's expensive, around $0.40 kW.

So the range is $2.00 to $20.00, with most in the $2-5 range. Then if you have solar at home, it may not cost you anything.

I'll also point out that it's almost unheaded to go from 0% to 100% (250 miles range), but it is possible. Getting down to 0% is risky, as you want to be at a charging point at 0% SOC. Just like a gas car, where you don't run the tank dry.

bakshir66 | 29. November 2019

My LR AWD after 10,174 miles has a range of 300 miles. Is this degradation normal? Never charged it above 90%. Or let it run down below 10% for more than a few hour

40milecommuter | 29. November 2019

@bakshir66 NO, that is not normal. You shouldn't have lost that much range. Have Tesla remote into your car and check the battery system.

stingray.don | 29. November 2019

bakshir66 | November 29, 2019
My LR AWD after 10,174 miles has a range of 300 miles. Is this degradation normal? Never charged it above 90%. Or let it run down below 10% for more than a few hour

Yes, this is normal and your 300 mile range is just an estimate. The range estimate will fluctuate because the BMS cannot precisely measure the battery capacity and SOC.

Bighorn | 29. November 2019

@Bakshir
Absolutely normal. Don’t waste service’s time.