This Tesla Model S P85D Drove 333 Miles On A Single Charge

AUG 15 2015 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 24

33 Miles On A Single Charge

33 Miles On A Single Charge

Surely this 333-mile, single-charge trip in a Tesla Model S P85D isn’t a range record, but it did get us wondering how far can the dual-motor performance version of the 85-kWh Model S really go?

Have any P85D owners driven more than 350 miles on a single charge?  Anyone over 400 miles?

P85D owners, we’d like to hear your single-charge max range stories, so drop a line in Comments below.

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24 Comments on "This Tesla Model S P85D Drove 333 Miles On A Single Charge"

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mr. M

Without average speed known this is not impressing, this is just 6 km more than the P90D is rated in NEDC. (500km*1,06) 😉

Yeh the 70 is rated at 240. The 70 actually has a higher EPA range rating than the P85D.

typo 340

I think I’d settle for a 70. It’s fast enough. I’d just get in trouble with P levels of accel

sorry. (slaps forehead)

the 70D is EPA rated at 240 and the P85D is rated at 253

http://my.teslamotors.com/models/design

miggy

70D
70 kWh battery with all-wheel drive
442 km range (NEDC)
5.4 seconds 0-100 kph
13.5 seconds 400 metre
245 kW
193 kW front and rear motor power
525 Nm motor torque
225 kph top speed

miggy

the 70D is rated at 440km

Bob

The car being from Norway, I would guess that the 333 miles are driven at max. 55 mph.

Bonaire

Give ari_c a Tesla for a weekend and see what happens. he’d hit 400 miles the same way he has done 85 miles in a Volt. Driving something like 23 mph the whole time.

Anderlan

He’d hit 450! That one guy in FL already did 425 in a P85 (mono motor) years ago. 5 miles/kwhr is the standard slow-traffic rate I get in my LEAF. The S should do the same (assuming no/low elevation changes–the difference between the S and LEAF is the weight–the S actually has less frontal surface area).

stimpacker

Eh do we really want to promote unrealistic driving that will only cause other drivers to rage at EVs?

sven

Well, a lot of former Prius drivers are now driving Teslas. Old habits are hard to break, and maybe it’s part of their DNA. 😉

Khai L.

Check out his average energy consumption for the trip: 140 Wh/km! That’s about 224 Wh/mile. He must’ve been averaging about 55mph, mais non?

Joshua Burstyn

Yes, 140Wh/Km is very low. I can do 180Wh/Km if I drive close to the speed limit.

My Pontiac Firefly (Geo Metro) EV Conversion got 137 Wh/Km at 100 Kph. Check out info on myelectricfly dot com and the blog posts linked there!
(Re-Post short note: Detailed early posted never posted!)

Dan

Here are some real world numbers for you. I’ve preparing to take my Food Focus Electric on a long interstate trip. I’ve been driving around the city beltway until the 15 mile warning comes then I head for the nearest charging station. Here are my findings:

mph: w/mi: miles: bat left: kWh
40: 163: 97.8: 5%: 15.9
50: 193: 77.5: 13%: 14.9
60: 236: 60.4: 16%: 14.3
70: 293: 50.4: 13%: 14.7

I can’t get anywhere near the 23 kWh the car is rated for. As long as I know what to expect on a long trip I can make the range work. I took my FFE to the dealer to check the battery capacity and basically they told me if the bad battery light doesn’t come on the battery is good. I don’t think my local Ford dealer has a clue on checking EV batteries.

Dan

It looks like the Tesla owner is getting much better use out of his batteries than I am on my FFE. The Tesla owner is able to use 87.7% (74.5/85) of the rated capacity of his batteries. I’m only able to use 72.6% (16.7/23) of the rated capacity of my FFE batteries.

Jameson

This is likely because the Tesla owner did a ‘Range’ charge that charged the battery to a higher SOC than a standard charge. The Focus never lets you get to that high of SOC to maintain long term battery life. As a fellow FFE owner I wish I could give you some comparison data for how much usable energy is in the battery but I rarely get my battery level that low

Clif J

Not impressive. There are a number of members in both the 100 MILE club and even the 200 KM club on MyNissanLeaf boards. I have personally logged over 92 mi in my Leaf without inflaming too many drivers that morning. The big tricks are like any hypermiling adventure plus making your run on a warm day and being unafraid of the kind lady telling you to get the hell to a charger.

jelloslug

I want to see a 90D (not the P version) do a distance run.

Pushmi-Pullyu

A Tesla Roadster (52.8 kWh battery pack) managed to go 313 miles on one charge. So 333 miles in an 85 kWh Tesla Model S isn’t that impressive.

But as several comments have already noted, this is more about driving slowly at a constant speed than anything else. The Roadster’s record was established by driving the car as close to a constant 35 MPH as possible. With the same driving pattern, the Model S should be able to go considerably farther.

And altho such a stunt may be mildly worthy of notice, it doesn’t actually say much about how the car can perform in everyday, real-world driving.

pjwood1

Just to get to 270, no climate control, lots of coasting, 60’s temps, also requires sub-60mph speeds in the P85D, on 21’s.

But is that a problem, when:
supercharge.info ?

Steven

Driving down a very long hill?

Anders

That could be fun to test one time.
But the normal way to drive is to drive as fast as you can between SC. I did drive from Sweden to Austria last week 2700 km ( 838 miles) in total. A lot with no speed limit at all, a lot of driving in 140 to 160 km speed and even some parts at 200 km speed. The average consumption was 206 kW per km. and that includes climbing some very steep Alps.