Tesla Model S Range On Last Production 60 kWh & Heated Steering Wheel Thermal Imagery – Videos

JUN 19 2015 BY MIKE ANTHONY 7

Wow, he wasn't kidding. This is likely one of the last few to roll off the assembly line.

Wow, he wasn’t kidding. This is likely one of the last few to roll off the assembly line.

In the video above, KmanAuto shows us the 100% charge range of one of the very last 60 kWh Tesla Model S EVs ever built.

Kman adds that this Model S has a “D” revision battery pack. We normally see 208-210 miles on a 100% charge via 60 kWh Model S, but this one in particular has a little bit more range than that…

Perhaps if there are any loaner or inventory 60 kWh Model S EVs left, then maybe you can get one for less than sticker!

On a separate note, a heated steering wheel has recently been added to the Model S as part of the $1,000 “Subzero Weather Package”.

Using a thermal vision camera, Kman shows us how warm the steering wheel gets.

I believe that a heated steering wheel is a must-have, especially in areas that see cold climates regularly. It will absolutely spoil you.

Warm & toasty steering wheel, indeed!

Warm & toasty steering wheel, indeed!

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7 Comments on "Tesla Model S Range On Last Production 60 kWh & Heated Steering Wheel Thermal Imagery – Videos"

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David

They haven’t had heated steering wheels before now? Really?

ModernMarvelFan

LOL…

Dan

Couldn’t the difference between 213 and 208, simply be a matter of efficient driving ?
Range estimates, are usually partially based on previous diving behavior. If you drive efficiently, you have more range.
Is there any evidence that there is more energy available ? This article and video show none.

Mike I

“Rated Range” in the Model S is purely based on the car’s estimate of the battery capacity and a fixed number for the Wh/mi efficiency. Therefore, driving behavior does not impact this number at all. However, there is evidence that various models 85/85D/P85D/etc use different fixed efficiency numbers.

Lensman

There are a lot of arguments on EV technical forums, such as the Tesla Motors Club, over whether occasional changes in the car’s displayed range (up or down by a few miles) reflect reality, or merely reflect the BMS (Battery Management System) recalibrating itself. For example, it’s said that if you charge the pack to 100%, this will cause the pack to re-balance and give slightly increased range. But some argue this, again, just reflects a software recalibration and not an actual increase in capacity.

I haven’t seen any compelling evidence one way or the other.

Bill Howland
Regarding Tesla charging: Brian and I met for lunch yesterday in a ‘ritzy’ town just east of Auburn, NY (near Syracuse), at Mirbeau Inn & Spa, which had (for around here), a unique charging arrangement: A daisy-chained two Tesla HPWC’s (80 amps each), and a 32 amp Clipper Creek. In other words, the tesla chargers got put in first on the underground piping. Actually I think all 3 went in on the same job. I added a few miles to my ELR (the first car I’ve owned with a heated steering wheel), before Brian arrived who HAD to charge up his Leaf since he didn’t have enough juice otherwise – that’s the key difference in driving a battery only vehicle – obviously there is no plan B when your battery runs out. I didn’t particularly care that I couldn’t charge during lunch, but Brian remarked that at such a ritzy place they could have had 2 cheap 15 amp charging docks and ONE tesla HPWC as an example, since the Tesla owners, if coming from afar would obviously be staying overnight and would be there 16-20 hours anyway, and they COULD always use their J1772 adapter included with every model… Read more »
James

Two Nissan dealers in the Austin area (San Marcos & Town North), have both allowed me to charge my Ford with no issues on multiple occasions. I guess it’s just how the dealer is and