Model 3

NJ to Florida

edited November -1 in Model 3
Hi

I am considering driving my Model 3 standard range from NJ to Florida. It is just under 1200 miles, 25 hours with a Model X standard range of 410 km. The Route planner gives no consideration for a standard range Model 3. I would need to charge it every 200 miles or four hours. I could also considering looking into hotels with charging. I am wondering if such a trip is possible or advisable. I could do the trip in three days if I could charge overnight and once during the day as I stop for lunch.
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  • edited March 2020
    Is it possible? No no, it’s freaking enjoyable too!!
    I made similar trips 3+yrs ago with a 220mile range S60. The supercharger network was not as solid back then, and the range on SR-M3 is more than my old S60. The weather has warmed up too, you’re well set to make that trip.

    Do it, you won’t regret it.
  • edited March 2020
    Not advisable with the virus out there.
  • edited March 2020
    @Ken4musiq go to abetterrouteplanner.com. It is highly configurable with so many conditions and it has your SR model 3. It’s worth taking an hour to explore the application and play with all the options. It isn’t difficult, but anytime an app offer so much configurability it can take some practice before you understand how to use them all.
  • edited November -1
    Sit in your driveway and use the on screen navigator to navigate the route. It will tell you everything you need to know.

    You'll probably have a harder time finding open restaurants to eat at (most now being carry out or drive up only) than you will with charging often enough. Hotels are probably vacant, so I would think finding a room would be difficult.

    Florida is pretty much shut down. All bars and places such as gyms are closed, restaurants are carry out only, all of the attractions have shut down, and the beaches (except private beaches you can't get on anyway) are shut down.

    What do you plan on doing in FL? I can tell you there isn't much to do here right now. Even most stores that are still open are cutting their hours of operation.
  • edited March 2020
    "Hotels are probably vacant, so I wouldn't think finding a room would be difficult."
  • edited March 2020
    So simple, it doesn’t really require a plan under normal circumstances. A bit tone deaf in the reality of shelter in place, though.
  • edited March 2020
    Stay the fuck home and stop the spread
  • edited March 2020
    Abetterrouteplanner now has an app with IOS. As referenced above, a great tool and will tell you everything you need to know.

    All, the OP didn’t say they were leaving tomorrow, they were just asking a question about the range and if the trip was possible. They could be planning this for much later in the year. Let’s not jump to conclusions and start assuming things. Regrettable post will be made when we do this. Be good to each other.
  • edited November -1
    Cops on horses kicked off everyone from private beaches too. Hotels are closing one by one. Nobody knows how long this will last, and if they will stop letting people out of/into state.
  • It would be best if the students on spring break used the money intended for partying and debauchery to instead pay down their student loan balance.
  • edited March 2020
    Haha Libs only want someone else to pay for them
  • edited November -1
    Yudansha, they won’t stop everyone going in and out of state. Unless everything you eat comes within your state, they will have to let commercial trucks continue to travel.
  • edited November -1
    I surely hope they will let Canadians and northerners go home. They didn’t let anybody to Keys after last hurricane for a while. Of course it’s not forever and doesn’t affect everyone.
  • edited March 2020
    WoWa, I rather pay more in taxes if everybody gets better education. Better educated people make better choices in every aspect of their lives.
  • edited March 2020
    I drove to Florida from Jersey back in 2018 with my LR and enjoyed it. I drove back from Florida in 2019. The car performed well and my children loved the ride. The car did a great job planning the stops. I only spent one night at hotel which had a charger. You will definitely enjoy it, especially with auto pilot.
  • edited March 2020
    "Haha Libs only want someone else to pay for them"

    Rich, considering the Orange-a-Tan is bribing voters with free money.
  • edited March 2020
    yudansha, to paraphrase Victor Hugo: Build more schools, you won’t need as many prisons - freely translated.
    I suspect you know who Victor Hugo was.
  • That trip may be tougher in the summer! Air conditioning really puts a dent in your miles. I can go from Jacksonville, FL to Coral Springs, FL with a single stop each way now. In the summer, coming back takes two stops! Just saying.
  • edited March 2020
    AC uses a third of the energy of heat. Most of the time it goes unnoticed.
  • edited March 2020
    Drive up lines at places like McDonalds and having to order by phone while driving and then hoping it's ready or they aren't backlogged could be a pain. And I would be afraid of using a public restroom. Stay home. Newark Airport is a mess. A friend said she is coming back today from a funeral there and said she is going to self quarantine since they are having people go between terminals and the lines are long and their is no social distancing.
  • edited March 2020
    "rxlawdude | March 21, 2020
    "Haha Libs only want someone else to pay for them"

    Rich, considering the Orange-a-Tan is bribing voters with free money."

    Rich, considering that is Lib platform promise everything free so they can get elected all the time or no more free stuff.
  • edited March 2020
    Not going to jump to any conclusion about the purpose of your trip but if it leisure don’t do it. Beach are closed to parking in much of FL. If you stay close enough to walk to the beach they will let you walk it but as soon as you plant a chair or umbrella off you go. Unlike MA where I reside in summer many restaurants are not even doing take out but are just shutting down. On the lodging front either from liability concerns or economics of scale are reducing availability of amenities (pools in house gyms etc.) or simply just shutting down entirely. Just did 1400 miles today and while you can safely travel unless you have some other purpose your getaway won’t be any fun.
  • edited March 2020
    Thanks for the feedback. Actually this is something I may have to do because of COV, as my cousin offered me a place to stay and my campus apartment complex is closing. I would be doing this in May, not today.

    it would be great if I could charge overnights at hotels.
  • edited March 2020
    @Ken4musiq,
    You won’t have to charge at hotels. It’s a very easy drive in terms of charging.
  • edited March 2020
    Staying at a hotel with charging is definitely preferable. It is an awesome convenience that I highly recommend.
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