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These 15 factors determine the range of your Tesla -

The range of an electric car is largely determined by the size of the battery pack and how economically the car drives. But more factors are important; according to Tesla there are even 15... Can you guess them all?

When you get into an EV and want to drive away, the car provides an estimate of how far you will go on the current charge. This is no different with a Tesla. It is important that this number is accurate so that the driver can determine what the journey will look like. Does it need to be recharged in between, can this be done at the destination, or can I even drive there and back without charging?

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The 15 range factors

But it is very difficult to calculate this expected range. Tesla has added more and more to this calculation in various updates in recent years to inform the driver as best as possible. According to the Americans, the range in your Tesla now depends on no fewer than 15 factors:

  • Wind force and direction

  • Slope of the ground

  • Speed ​​of the traffic around you

  • Average acceleration and braking speed

  • Ambient temperature

  • Humidity and pressure

  • Degree of cloud cover

  • The percentage of battery charge you start with

  • The battery temperature

  • Weight of the car

  • Rolling resistance

  • The streamline of the car

  • Energy used for climate control such as heating, ventilation or air conditioning

  • Vehicle-specific energy use (such as a bicycle rack or trailer)

  • The condition/health of the battery


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This post was last modified on November 16, 2023 9:16 am


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