|Bird Island @ Point Lobos State Reserve|
We had occasion to drive to Point Lobos State Natural Reserve recently. Google Maps recommended we drive down 101 South, through 156 West, and finally via 1 South, for a total of 81.6 miles, one way.
At the end of the trip, however, I was surprised to see the following:
- Remaining range miles: 59, after a start range of 279 miles. (279 = 90% charge limit, as recommended by Tesla). In other words, we used up 220 range miles.
- Odometer mile difference: 170.
Although the Tesla console does recommend where to stop for a supercharge during long drives, it is also good to keep in mind a 75% thumb rule, based on the efficiency defined above, as to when a replenishing charge would be required.