Submitted by tndcosta on Wed, 2015-04-29 22:54
I am hoping that Tesla comes out with a larger battery pack soon.
I would defiantly go with a larger pack and that would obviously include a lot more range.
I opted for the 85D and since driving it for the last 3 weeks I have put on 5000km
During the next 5 months I expect to drive between 400km to 500km per day.
I estimate I'll be driving 75,000km or (46,875miles) a year. I Mostly use it for business deliveries.
I have never leased a similar vehicle that is even remotely close to the price of the Model S
but I hope I can write off a huge portion of the lease payments come 2016 income tax time.
The problem I am going to have is finding charging stations come summer time when I need
to travel over 375km in one trip. I drive all along the hiway around Vancouver
British Columbia and the only superchargers are approximately 1.5hrs away from Vancouver to the
north (Squamish) or to the east (Hope). I opted for the ChaDeMo adapter and I noticed there are a couple
of DC Fast charging stations around, so that should help in the mean time until Tesla decides to build
a supercharger station directly in Vancouver or at least within a 30 min drive from Vancouver.