TonyWilliams wrote:actionorton wrote:We also own a Tesla and a full charge always shows the same amount of mileage available, give or take a couple of miles, although this will only change once we start to drive.
Is the GOM really that sensitive that the fully charged display can differ by 30-40 miles when only a day old.
The LEAF invented (and earned) the GOM moniker. I'm not going to tell you my GOM data on my new 2017 LEAF with 30kWh battery, since there is just no reason to. It provides no useful comparison data, except to say that if I previously drove fast / carelessly, and you drove cautiously, your GOM will be higher than mine.
Does that tell you anything about the battery?
I have a Tesla, also, and Tesla uses "Rated Range" that is dependent on whatever the EPA value is. My S-70D is rated at 240 miles, so a full charge when new was 240 miles (plus or minus a few).
Now, at almost two years, it's about 230 miles.
Have you found the Tesla is more accurate at measuring remaining range?
Just out of curiosity, and I know this is off topic, but what kinds of efficiency numbers do you get from the Model S, in mi/kWh? I was reading an article the other day about EV range and it mentioned that larger batteries can be less efficient overall because you are carrying all that extra weight around 100% of the time, thus reducing the mi/kWh. So a smaller battery is more efficient 99% of the time unless you need the 200+ miles of range on a regular basis.