Submitted by bradbomb on Thu, 2020-01-02 13:10
I know there are so many more Model 3 owners out there now as Tesla continues to push on deliveries in more countries, but the obsession over the estimated miles range is insane. It is an estimate, the same way when you fill up your gas tank in an ICE vehcile, some vehicles show an estimated range on that full tank. If you didn't get the rated MPG the Monroney Sticker said on your ICE vehicle, did you constantly contact your service garage and complain that there is something wrong because you didn't?
As another thread has said, Just drive the damn car and enjoy not being tied to having to fill up gas. Losing miles on the estimated range doesn't necessarily mean you've had battery degradation. The only way to truly know that would to charge the car to 100%, drive it to 0% an exact certain way and record your mileage and then doing that run again regularly (with the same conditions and same weather) and comparing the differences. Outside of that, there are SO MANY FACTORS that affect your car's range and like others have constantly said, the number displayed in the car is just an estimate.