I am the proud owner of a new Tesla 3 performance. First off, I love love love the car and will never go back to a gas-guzzler.
That said, I am not getting anywhere near the mileage that Tesla advertises. I had to travel ~140 miles round-trip for an appointment last week. I charged to 90% the night before I left (280 miles). I did all the things recommended to increase range (no open windows, no AC/heating, no rapid acceleration, ran on chill mode, etc.). I still got home with an estimated remaining mileage of less than 60 miles. Warm weather and completely flat roads.
Granted, a lot of the trip was in a 70 mph speed limit and I usually drive 9 mph above that.
Is the speed limit (and my speeding) the reason why I am not getting close to the advertised mileage? If 70 mph severely decreases a Model 3’s range (and I’m sure it does), shouldn’t Tesla downgrade its expected mileage, since so many interstates and other highways have a speed limit of 65 mph or greater?
I am not bitching about the range I get (it is easily enough for my daily commute). But I will get range anxiety the next time I have to travel any distance longer than ~180 miles especially when there is no supercharger nearby.
Does anyone actually get 310 miles of range on a full charge? If so, how do you do it?
Thanks for any feedback!