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I received this email response from Tesla's Walter Franck on July 9 in response to my question about when the vampire load will be fixed. My apology if this is a boilerplate response posted previously.
Regarding the ancillary drain of Model S. Over the course of the next several months the firmware will continue to be updated to reduce the power consumption of the car’s computer systems. We strive to strike the right balance between minimum energy consumption and ability to have the car always ready and responsive. In our next major firmware release coming this summer, the car's computer systems will use half the power they currently do when the car is off. By the end of this year, they will use about 1% of the power that they do now when the car is off. The loss of range when the car is off has absolutely nothing to do with energy needed to heat, cool or otherwise do anything to the battery pack. The battery pack simply doesn't consume energy when the car is off nor do the systems that manage it. All of the "sleep" energy loss is going to onboard computer systems and providing the useful benefit of keeping them ready to start-up at a moment’s notice when the driver returns. As noted above this energy consumption will be almost completely eliminated over the next 2-6 months.
Is there any product specialist better informed than Walter Franck?! I doubt it. Thanks for sharing, ddruz.
VIN P 65513 - P85D, Performance Dual Motor AWD, Green, Pano Roof, Textile Seats, Piano Black trim, Black Alcantara Headliner, Tech Package with Autopilot, Dual Chargers, Subzero Package, Smart Air Suspension, 19" Wheels, Delivered December 2014
VIN P 3552 - 60 kWh with Supercharging, Green, Black Roof, Black Leather, Piano Black trim, Tech Package, Active Air Suspension, 19" Wheels, 28,343 miles, Delivered January 2013, RIP August 2014
As a side note, I had an issue with my 12V battery which shutted down most of the onboard always on electronics. 48 hours later when the ranger arrived and was able to get the car up and running, I had lost 4 km of range compared to 30-40km in normal circumstances.
Now let's go to the 12V thread to tell my story
60kWh, Blue, Tan Leather, Obeche Gloss, Tech package, Active Air, 19", Pano, Supercharger
Canadian Model S - P179 (reserved August 2011)
Delivered March 22nd, VIN 6360
Anyone here any more on firmware and vampire loss in regards to updates to minimize this problem.
RN 16327. 60, arrest me red, aas,pano,tan,tech,superchger. 21's, Reus sound Vin#9570 delivery May 4th 2013 Fremont, 4.5kW solar array. Model X Res 10777
A datapoint from user Andrewas on the norwegian forum:
Range reduced from 365km to 364km overnight from 0:10 - 9:40, so the vampire drain seems to have been reduced a lot on the EU cars
I assume he has FW 5.5 as that seems to be normal on the cars delivered to EU, not reported though.
BMW M5 E39 - Kawasaki Z750R - 3-phase power - Not a Roadster owner, but the co-owner of my/our company is
85kWh - 19" Cyclone grey - Pearl White - Tech Package - PDC - Sunroof - Twin-Chargers - Light package - Nappa Leather
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