Submitted by mcptwo on January 9, 2013
My understanding is that The Model S has about 6 inches of road clearance. With Active Air Suspension it can be raised to about 7 inches for rough roads, driveways, etc. Since the clearance can be lowered to about 5 inches for higher speed freeway travel, does anyone know if we can expect measurable range extension with the lowest road clearance? I expect most of us will still be driving at average freeway speeds of 70 mph more or less. I was doing about 72 mph on Highway 280 near Woodside, Ca yesterday, and a Beautiful Gray Model S passed me like I was standing still. I presume he had Active Air.