Submitted by risquared on May 1, 2013
I'm expecting delivery this month of Tesla S 85kWh.
I'm concerned about the reported "Vampire thirst for electricity at night"
Allegedly Tesla S consumes 4.5 kWh energy per day when sitting in the garage in off position. This wasted energy is enough to drive Tesla S 5,000 miles on annual basis (which is about 30% of typical annual use of a car). In California this wasted energy will cost about $300 per year (at my rate of $0.20 average per kWh in San Diego).
Allegedly, Tesla reps confirm this fact although do not necessarily agree with the numbers. The reason for it is the fact that putting all computers to "sleep" caused problems for the Tesla engineers and they decided to keep all computers awake all the time thus causing drain of energy when the car is not used.
Anyone willing to share a real life experience in this regard?
Any word from Tesla when this issue will be resolved.