Submitted by synosik on February 13, 2013
I know this might have been discussed in some other thread, but I couldn't find it exactly.
I am reservation P53 in Canada and I am wondering if the Model X suits my needs (will be a performance 85kwh). I drive less than 10 miles on a daily basis, but every weekend, I go to a secondary residence (cottage). I am wondering if I will be able to do this trip in 6 years time with these factors:
-120 miles exactly with few hills
-75 mph cruise control
-Cold weather and snow (about -15 Fahrenheit)
-4 passengers with a lot of luggage (so heavy car)
-Battery degeneration after 6 years (say 25-30% degeneration)
Since the Model X is heavier and less aerodynamic than the Model S and that I don't want to use the full charge every time I make this trip to not deteriorate the battery, can I make this trip in 6 years time, in winter and with a heavily loaded car? I will be able to fully charge the car over the weekend once I am there, so this is exactly a 120 miles distance.