Submitted by EssDub on September 1, 2013
Hi all... Drove from Bethesda MD to NYC today. Things got a little tense toward the end.... I'd stopped at the Supercharger in Delaware, which works great -- charging at 230mph!! I had filled the battery up to about 150 miles for a 120 mile 2nd leg, which I thought would be fine. There was some traffic, rain, 5 passengers, etc.. So my estimated range ticked down a little faster than my actual mileage -- I averaged 350kwh on this leg. And I made it.. With 3 miles of range to spare!
My question / comment is that there was absolutely no notification by the car to tell me to charge up, turn off the a/c, etc... I just couldn't believe that the car didn't seem to care..
I thought I remembered reading in the NY Times article a few months back (the one Elon went out of his way to discredit - successfully) debacle that the car tried at some point to conserve energy... I think there should be some notification to the driver for his own safety..
So -- has anyone else experienced this? Anyone else get a little jittery over it? And what would happen if I ran out of battery?
Thanks in advance for your thoughts.