Submitted by vinikun on Tue, 2018-11-13 11:45
Ever since I've got my Model 3 back in September (driven ~2000 miles since), I've averaged about 320wh/mi. I wanted to ask if anyone else is experiencing this. About 1k miles in, I turned on strong regenerative braking which has helped a bit, but watching my energy consumption graph, I still see the average use well above Tesla's 241 wh/mi "rated" efficiency, usually somewhere in the range of 280-320. I am not driving particularly fast either.
This was especially bad when I was driving up from LA to SF this past weekend. On a 310 mile charge I was typically getting about 220 miles of actual use. What's the point of buying a long-range model of the car when I'm getting nearly 30% less actual range?
I've noticed when I first start driving the car every morning the wh/mi for the first few miles is 450+ wh/mi. Is this normal? I've also never once gotten <= 241wh/mi on a trip of any form since I got the vehicle. I went to a Tesla service center and they seemed to put the blame on me for driving habits, or that the battery hasn't "calibrated" itself yet. This all seems bogus to me, since I don't see anyone complaining about this online.
Is anyone else with a model 3 getting upwards of ~320wh/mi on the average? Really concerned and honestly a bit disappointed.