Tesla Model S Gains Range After Heavy Use And Daily Range Charge – Video

JUN 23 2014 BY MIKE ANTHONY 12

“Tesla Model S 60kW battery pack at 31,000 miles. Gaining range back after heavy vehicle use and Range Charge Every day last week.”

Screen Shot. Almost 31k miles and 100% charge rated range.

Screen Shot. Almost 31k miles and 100% charge rated range.

States the video description.

In the video, Kman show us his rated range on a 100% charge after 31,000 miles on his Tesla Model S 60 kWh. Kman’s Model S is usually 100% charged on a daily basis and he definitely puts it to heavy use, as we seen from many of his videos and descriptions.

As he states in the video, after a recent firmware update he lost a few miles off of his 100% rated range.  However, he says that the miles display would stay the same after a few minutes and 1-3 miles of driving. We can only guess he still has ~ 207-208 miles of range on a single 100% charge, down ever so slightly from its original 209 mile rated range.

Kman recently uploaded a video explaining how he takes care of his battery pack.  Link to that video below.

Tesla Model S: Battery Care, Maintenance & Charging

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12 Comments on "Tesla Model S Gains Range After Heavy Use And Daily Range Charge – Video"

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Boris

Suggestion to you guys at InsideEVs, it would be nice if you could try to gather data (through your readers obviously) about EV ranges after 10k, 20k miles and so on. Roadster, Model S and Leaf would be good to start with….

Taser54

One possible explanation is that Tesla revised the software that calculates range. That over the air update could explain the difference in range from when the owner first purchase the Model S.

Glad the owner is enjoying the car.

Anon

Batteries don’t grow capacity over time… I think it’s more likely the software probably changed during ownership.

SeattleTeslaGuy

Yes, the 5.9 Firmware upgrade changed the calculation back to how it was being done in a much earlier version of the FW. On the club forum, people were really excited by it. But the reality is that number is just an estimate. Real miles are highly dependent on a lot of factors.

basementman

Best thing I got out of the pictures is his great taste in music! AC/DC, baby!

Range calculations are guesstimates at best, as range is determined by many factors in addition to SOC. So a variance of 2-5 miles is not suprising.

George Parrott

But the point is that at 31,000 miles this Model S is still essentially at “full original range.” Our Model S at just over 14,000 miles and one year of use still indicates the same 269-273 miles range on the 85 kW battery as when we first did a full range charge a year ago.

SeattleTeslaGuy

I have 12K miles on mine and it still range charges to 265.

mike w

I would say that Kman and G. Parrott experience speaks volumes for the high quality and durability of the Tesla battery pack.

James

I can’t see any appreciable loss in the range of our RAV4ev after 20k miles, and that’s after 1 1/2 brutal Phoenix summers. Tesla made an amazing battery pack/cooling system.

Spec

Yeah, let’s be realistic here. The batteries are not magically gaining range. The software is just (wisely) programmed to hide any range loss.

Tech01x

There is very little buffer to hide range loss, especially in a 60. While the SoC calculation does get changed, fundamentally his pack is holding up quite well.

Bob Hodgen

10,000 miles on my 85, I still get 265 on a range charge. No observed loss of range at all. I’m not worried about loss of range at all.

We’ve taken several long trips, and as long as we keep to the speed limit, we make the advertised distance.