My wife Pat and I are proud owners of an used 2015 Tesla Model S.
Since owning the car, we've invested into Tesla, and encourge a driving experience.
Personal Tesla notes
We've had our 2015 P85D for just over 3 months in perfect weather (little AC), but still managed 13k miles.
Disclosure: We where, and still are, so impressed that two weeks after owning the car, we invested into Tesla.
I've been encouraging friends and associates to actually drive the Tesla!
New driver's pre-flight check list:
EVs are very quiet, especially around pedestrians, kids, animals, etc, so extra caution is required!
EVs are very quick, watch your speed!
Tesla's One peddle control: Most of the accelerating and de-accelerating are through the accerator pedal.
The brake peddle is still needed for the final stop, but generally not used nearly as much.
The car can roll when you are on a hill. Rolling backwards can surprise new drivers.
Use the brake to set the hill hold mode. A ((H)) symbol will show on the top left of the driver's display.
Averaged 281wh/m for 13k miles (119 MPGe).
My P85D now has 72 kwh available! Up from 70kwh from a recent software upgrade.
Since the avalabile kwh is software limited, I'm not sure how any consumer can calculate battery degredation.
Any EV range estimator is expected to very widely! I'm seen 10% difference just by drafting.
Temperature and weather are huge factors! Regen disappears below 40F.
Correlation beween between reported energy kwh/mi, kwh charged, and delivered to the car is next.
170 miles on less than 70% of available energy.
I'm an Electrical Engineer, so when possible, prefer test actual ranges made, and not rely on estimates!
Available kwh can be calculated by kwh used / percent used. Example above 46.9 kwh/0.65 = 72 kwh.
My hope is that Tesla will continue to invest every dollar into infrastructure, therefore,
I'm not expecting any profit taking soon.
I understand their profit margin on the Model 3 is only 18%, way below automotive manufacturing to customer margins.
This is a long term very important investment in our future.
Tesal Referral Program
Although Tesla doesn't spend money on advertising, it does have a referral program good for 2000 miles of free Super Charging.
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