Submitted by TexasBob on Mon, 2019-03-11 13:14
Earlier I had posted this:
Seems to me that a simple way to answer the question about whether or not the 325 mile range increase is a "real" capacity addition or just a "recalibration" is as follows:
1) Get a notification that the software is available
2) Defer the upgrade until later
3) Charge to 100%
4) Do the upgrade
5) See if the car charges an extra 15 miles after the upgrade
Then I got the upgrade notification so I did the above.
I fully charged to 309/310 (car car never quite decide).
I did the update to 5.15. While it was updating it dropped to 308 or a bit less. As soon as upgrade was complete it showed 319. So without any additional electrons flowing in, it jumped more than 10 miles.
That says there is no additional “top end” capacity. I cannot speak to the other two hypothesis of a) releasing bottom end capacity or b) greater efficiency makes same energy go farther. But experiment complete.