Okay so I tried the trip tracking feature on the model 3 performance today. According to today's numbers I used 13 kW out of the battery and went about 61 miles. I didn't feel like I drove anything out of the ordinary, if anything maybe a little more aggressively.
So with those numbers that means I get about 4.69 miles per kilowatt, which means that if I drove the same I should be able to get about 351 mi given that I have a 75 kilowatt battery in this car.
Here's the weird part. Even though 13 kilowatts being used means I should have 80% of the battery left, The Tesla is telling me that I only have 71% left. And it's estimating that I only have 220 of range left.
At the end of the day, I think Tesla's own estimation of the range is not very good. Just keeping the numbers as simple as possible and using the amount of kilowatts you use out of a 75 kilowatt battery, the Tesla is just wrong and it's estimation of 71% left. Where does that number even come from?
Anyone else have any experiences like this? Or know what's going on? It seems like Tesla wouldn't want to freak everyone out all the time with its overly conservative range and percentage numbers.