Submitted by Xav1976 on February 22, 2013
I ordered my Model S in January 2012 and am now waiting for the "time to configure your Model S" mail. It shouldn't take too long now, as I am P#691 (EU).
Now that the decision time (confirm my reservation or not) is approaching, I am wondering whether this car will actually suit my range requirements... I drive about 55.000kms (+- 34.000 miles) a year, by mainly doing a round-trip of 200kms (125 miles) 5 days a week.
Do you think buying a Model S is still conceivable for me when you know that I am :
- mainly driving long highway trips (90% of the 200kms) with no superchargers/chargers at disposal
- having to deal with the temperatures which may sometimes be far below zero (I live in Belgium btw)
- having to recharge the car almost completely at least 4 or 5 times a week
- considering the normal battery life degradation (70% of rated 265 miles = 185 miles)
Thanks for your help,