P85+ | Grey new | Black Extended Nappa Leather | Obeche Matte | Pano Roof | Red Calipers | Tech Pac | Smart Air | Spoiler | U-High Sound | Black Alcantara Head & U-Dash | Dual + HPWC | Fog Lamps | Parking Sensors | Parcel Shelf | 21" Grey | Premium Lighting | P-Arm | VIN: 56143 | Confirmed: 08/08/14 | VIN-A: 08/29/14 | Prod: 09/24-9/28/14 | Delivered: 09/29/14 | 12kW Solar PV System
Picked mine up this afternoon. Sweet!!
85 Model S ,Blue Metallic , Panoramic Roof , Tan Nappa Leather Seats ,Obeche Wood
Dual Chargers, Tech , Smart Air Suspension , Parking Sensors, Fog Lamps , Ultra High Fidelity Sound ,Alcantara Headliner and Upper Dashboard Trim,
Premium Lighting , Subzero Package, Parcel Shelf , 19" Michelin Primacy Tire
In the 24 hours that followed:
*Range charged by having dinner at the Domain and leaving it to charge their overnight.
*In the process of doing that, pretty much inadvertently pulled a "Do you know who I am?" at the Tesla gallery. (It was after hours when I walked by, but they were still in there talking to people. I knocked and got a regretful head shake and "Sorry, we're closed" face, to which I responded with a "No, really, just come here. I have a quick question" face. That didn't convince him, but then I remembered the Tesla fob in my pocket. I pulled it out and waved it, which got a "OH! Why didn't you say so!" face and he opened the door.
*Only accidentally flashed 2 people on the drive to Lubbock when I meant to set my cruise control.
*Spent SEVEN hours charging at a KOA because (first lesson) apparently driving the speed limit in Texas means you don't really get the stated range projections.
*Charged from a gallery HPWC, a supercharger, a 50 amp plug at an RV park, and my 30 amp dryer plug. Today got 10 minutes on my 110 outlet just to complete the cycle.
Bonus: Today, someone came by my office to tell my one (just one) of my rear windows was all the way down. I guess I'll call Tesla to report it?
All in all, not a bad start to things, no? (Except for 7 hours at the KOA. That was brutal, haha.)
Regarding your rear window, if you're not careful your knee will contact the window button and lower the window. Depending on when this happens, you may not even notice it!
P85 VIN55228. Black and tan w/ Carbon Fiber decor, spoiler, coils, Pano, Reus audio (To be installed), 20" Avant Garde M310s (Matte Black), tech, parking sensors, premium lighting.
(Original Model S, now in hEaVen: VIN 1653, S85, Dolphin Gray)
I have learned that a lot of this comes down to driving habits and learning to drive the car in a more efficient manner. Cruise control is your friend! Acceleration should attempt to be limited to under 40kW as much as possible. Attempt to only use regen and use the breaks as little as possible. Also the more you coast vice regen the better range you will get. If you set your AC to LO, you will eat a big hit in your range... Just more subtle temperature like 68-72 should be comfortable (for most people) and will help a lot with not killing range. In the winter try to limit your use of the heater as much as possible and use the seat warmers. If you do most of these things you will find yourself hitting and even exceeding the rated range all the time.
My current lifetime average is 311w/mi if you take away the first 2000 miles of driving I did I am at 305w/mi. What keeps me from being sub 300 is that my daily commute is quite hilly. I get to work most days in the 320w/mi range, and then try to get it lowered back down to as close to 300 on the way home. This is with me going 70-75MPH, with 2 or 3 other passengers.
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