Submitted by Motobones on September 7, 2013
I presently own a 2012 Volt and have an order in for a Model S. I've been curious about the range people are getting in the Model S. In my Volt I can routinely get 41 or 42 miles from the 9.7Kw of battery it lets me use which means 230 watts per mile. Obviously this range is this time of year which means nice warm weather which helps. Getting this range doesn't feel like I am hypermiling or babying it. I run the AC on Eco mode, I run it on normal not sport (but can easily beat 300 watts per mile even in sport mode). I realize the Model S is a much larger and more powerful car, but if you got the same efficiency from an 85Kw Model S you could go 369 miles. It seems like 300 miles on a range charge should be pretty easily doable and even possible on a 90% charge. You might even be able to get the EPA estimated 265 out of an 80% charge. Any Model S owners out there that are prior Volt owners have any experience to share?