TimeHorse wrote:Ah, but here's the rub: again, recall that that LA4's average speed is 19.6 mph, which on the Tesla chart comes to a maximum range of 410 mi.
You can't use the average speed in this case. LA4 is a lot of stop and go - which is a lot more energy consuming than a steady 20 mph driving (which is what the Tesla graph shows). From that graph you can see that @ 3 mph you consume as much as @ 65 mph.
I was being tongue and cheek. The rest of my post explains:
TimeHorse wrote:... Of course, I said Average speed, there's a lot of faster and a lot of slower actually under real circumstances. So clearly, even the Tesla doesn't go around boasting a range of 410 mi because they'd be laughed out of business, at the very best!
Sorry if that wasn't clear, but my point was mainly that we don't know exactly what test Tesla ran to calculate all this, but it's pretty likely it was LA4, which does spend 259 seconds at complete rest. Peace!
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