Passenger weight effect on range?

Passenger weight effect on range?

I'm curious how much of an impact the cargo/passenger weight have on the range of the battery. Does anyone have real-world experience on a trip driving solo vs. the same trip with several people and maybe luggage in the car? Obviously it has to reduce the range but I'm curious if it is a dramatic reduction.

DouglasR | January 3, 2013

I haven't measured it myself, by you might want to look at the detailed parameters in this site:

It will compute the expected range between two points based on a number of factors, including number of people in the car.

pbrulott | January 3, 2013

seems like 4 x 75 Kg passenger is 7% less range vs 1 passenger

Great site. doesn't have temperature factor other than rolling resistance

silbenny | January 10, 2013

Does anyone have any input as to whether the luggage being placed in the back or the frunk having much of an impact on range?

Brian H | January 11, 2013

The more passengers, the lower the cost per passenger-mile!

lightly | January 11, 2013

The more passengers the more $ you can make from their fares. ;)

hfcolvin | January 11, 2013

Expected range is greater in Europe and Asia vs USA

GoTeslaChicago | January 12, 2013


Please explain.

Brian H | January 13, 2013

More roads are downhill.

Brian H | January 13, 2013

And they count km, not miles.

cpetrush | January 13, 2013

I think you refer to average passenger weight in Asia and Europe vs. US? Haha, good one.

Superliner | January 13, 2013

Brian H | JANUARY 13, 2013 NEW
More roads are downhill.