How Miserable Is A Winter Tesla Road Trip? -18°C & Broken Superchargers

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Can a Tesla Model 3 handle driving well below freezing for a road trip? How do cold temperatures affect electric car range? Comparison of summer versus winter driving efficiency!
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I drove my 2018 Tesla Model 3 Performance 2,500 miles to test its performance and efficiency in freezing conditions. Temperatures reached as low as 0°F (-18°C), and rarely jumped above freezing. There were icy parking lots, snow filled wheels, snow storms, and chilling temperatures, allowing for the ultimate test of Tesla's winter efficiency and performance. I also encountered my first broken supercharger, it genuinely would not provide any charge for my car!
This video will cover the 2,500 mile road trip, how navigation and superchargers work, why cold temperatures result in less range, what studies have been performed to estimate winter efficiency, what my actual efficiency was, how this relates to gasoline vehicles in terms of fuel equivalency, different driving strategies to minimize stops or minimize total driving/charing time, how higher speeds affect efficiency, how wheels and tires affect efficiency, charging at night vs morning, broken superchargers, how much EV road trips cost, how comfortable the road trip is in a Tesla, and Tesla's AutoPilot and Full Self Driving features. It's a data and info packed video, enjoy!

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  1. Robert Fohrman
    Robert Fohrman
    Dag geleden

    When tesla cameras are covered in snow, let me know how self driving works

  2. Travis Edwards
    Travis Edwards
    Dag geleden

    Bro world's heating up...we good right?

  3. Badr Zh
    Badr Zh
    Dag geleden

    please try to translate more to KMs and C°.

  4. Wiciu Wiciu
    Wiciu Wiciu
    2 dagen geleden

    So on such a long trip, there's no much difference (except a bit of a time) to normal gas car. On long trip you still should take longer brakes frequently, drive slower, sleep sometimes... As long, as infrastructure is good, it won't be a problem.

  5. Wiciu Wiciu
    Wiciu Wiciu
    2 dagen geleden

    Haha! That battery charging strategy is like LPG (natural gas) fuel! You get 50 kites bottle, but you can safely tank only ~44l. 80% max. capacity :)

  6. Wiciu Wiciu
    Wiciu Wiciu
    2 dagen geleden

    You're only blabbing about cars. Yet, in such manner, that I consider returning my diploma :p

  7. bowdownandobey
    bowdownandobey
    3 dagen geleden

    You need protein

  8. Lonesome Charlie
    Lonesome Charlie
    4 dagen geleden

    I just want to fuel up and go. no electric car can do that. What happens when I go off road into the back country. no electric car can do that. no charging stations in the back country. to start searching for a charging station that is no good. the electic car is failing

  9. poni302
    poni302
    4 dagen geleden

    I don't know about anyone else but I leave for work at 5am and there better be some significant alarms or not allow me to drive if I'm plugged in ...cause I know what will happen if not LOL

  10. Reddylion
    Reddylion
    4 dagen geleden

    Nice

  11. 404TRUCKER
    404TRUCKER
    5 dagen geleden

    Ok, look, im in trucking, it takes me about 10 to 15 mins to fuel up my big truck with about 140 gals of diesel fuel. I can typically get about 900 to 1000 miles on a fill up. It can be more for some trucks that are spec'ed with bigger tanks. As a business and time management, it doesn't make since to wait that long to charge up. Not to mention, all that time wasted getting on and off the road.

  12. AboveTheGround
    AboveTheGround
    5 dagen geleden

    very informative video! very helpful!

  13. Mark Conor
    Mark Conor
    6 dagen geleden

    The stops and driving like I’m driving miss daisy are not worth the hassle of saving few bucks.

  14. Ryan Doyle
    Ryan Doyle
    6 dagen geleden

    Paused the vid to type this so not sure if he covers it yet. It's interesting that to do 2000 miles in summer he had to stop 12 times for many hours overall but in a normal European ice model vehicle that gets about 50-60mpg,you'd only have to stop 4-5 times for 10 minutes each. This is where EVs still lack, unfortunately.

  15. flyboynextdoor
    flyboynextdoor
    6 dagen geleden

    “This video was 18months in the making” cause that’s how long it takes to drive an EV 2500miles in the winter

  16. Stormspark
    Stormspark
    6 dagen geleden

    I'm getting a 2021 refresh Model 3...should be around the middle of May. Mine will have the heat pump which is great, and it will also have Autopilot, Autosteer, and traffic aware cruise control (but not full self driving). And while the occasional broken supercharger can be inconvenient, I can't count the number of times I've stopped at a gas station that had at least one broken pump. If you do encounter a supercharger that looks like someone ran into it like that, is there a way to report those to Tesla? The complainers also don't take into account that supercharing is BY FAR the most expensive charging option, so in normal conditions you will be spending a lot less than you would be for gas even in a fuel efficient car. In my case I'll be able to do almost all my charging for free. I almost never take a trip further than 100 miles, which I will be able to do there and back on one charge. And while my free charging will mostly be level 1, I do not drive much (around 10 miles/week on average except when I take a trip), so leaving the car plugged into a level 1 charger for a couple days to charge after a 200 mile trip is no big deal.

  17. Smokey Yunick
    Smokey Yunick
    7 dagen geleden

    Supposedly if you don’t charge a battery to full it will go out on you faster, you’ll lose distance quicker too a lot quicker than if you charged to full batteries are designed to be discharged then fully recharged before use, if not you can damage the battery so if it was my car I would charge it to 100% for longer battery life

  18. devintheawesome2344
    devintheawesome2344
    8 dagen geleden

    I think what we learned here is that Jason is a criminal /delinquent who recklessly drives at 80 mph...

  19. Freemaysin
    Freemaysin
    8 dagen geleden

    Bucket's stuntin!

  20. Donald Lee
    Donald Lee
    8 dagen geleden

    The brown sink bailly land because accordion encouragingly separate via a soggy protest. third, maniacal nic

  21. Marauderman Marauderman
    Marauderman Marauderman
    8 dagen geleden

    The thing to keep in mind when considering the effects of heat use on range is that heat use is a per hour cost, not a per mile cost. While there may be some additional cooling due to the air flow the energy needed to maintain the temp per hour should not be significantly different whether you are sitting still, going 30 mph or going 75 mph. Since the average speed of the average driver is 33 mph, if your road trip was mainly on the interstate and other high speed roads that don't have stop lights every block I'd bet your average mph was roughly double that number. So double your ~20% range loss to account for driving for twice as many hours for the same number of miles and you have a ~40% range loss.

  22. Dirty Tesla
    Dirty Tesla
    9 dagen geleden

    I can't believe you were in St. Joseph Michigan and didn't stop by to try out FSD Beta :l

  23. Allen Wilbur
    Allen Wilbur
    11 dagen geleden

    He should say Scamdemic instead of pandemic.

  24. Christian Lundblad
    Christian Lundblad
    12 dagen geleden

    So what's the mechanical cost difference of a long road trip in Tesla vs a normal car? I'm sure there is less noticeable wear on the motor, but do you have to be concerned about a drop in battery capacity as well?

  25. Happybanana
    Happybanana
    14 dagen geleden

    Buy Toyota prius and you will have only 3 stops for that trip and actually spend less money on petrol than tesla on supercharging! :) But EV is sligtly enviroment frindly!!

  26. James Peyton
    James Peyton
    16 dagen geleden

    I have a Hyundai Sonota hybrid and I get over 45 mpg on a trip. The new ones get 52 mpg. More room better ride and cheaper to drive.

  27. Alastair Archibald
    Alastair Archibald
    16 dagen geleden

    I'm a management system auditor in the UK. At present, I'm able to work over MS Teams, but come June, I'll be on the road again. I work to the clock, meaning I need to be somewhere at a certain time. Also, I may have two trips per day. I can't afford to spend 40 minutes charging every 200 miles. And in my 1.5l petrol car, it doesn't matter if I have the climate control on or off, or if I use the rear window and mirror de-icing heaters, summer or winter. I get pretty much the same range, and only spend (say) ten minutes at a petrol station every 500 miles or so.

  28. 蕉蕉康JJKang
    蕉蕉康JJKang
    17 dagen geleden

    Did you cat get car sick? Did it freak out initially?

  29. Isac Wettero
    Isac Wettero
    17 dagen geleden

    Well.. You Save money to buy a tesla in Sweden. 1L of gas = 16SEK at the moment. (16SEK = 1.83$)

  30. Wayne Morgan RCDD
    Wayne Morgan RCDD
    18 dagen geleden

    Have you considered any of the new ALL WEATHER tires ie Michelin Cross climate 2 and others such as Verdstein Quadtrac Pro...I live in an area that gets some snow and am trying to avoid having both summer winter tires and rims

  31. Noah Blunt
    Noah Blunt
    18 dagen geleden

    efficiency be dammed, I don't want 2 tires blowing out on a road trip

  32. tipoomaster
    tipoomaster
    19 dagen geleden

    Wait wait wait, why was the cat not the headline here

  33. JDMerica
    JDMerica
    19 dagen geleden

    Remember not everyone road trips single either. Last trip to Disney we took the F150 Platinum and it had over 500 miles range on a tank. But I was NEVER able to use anywhere near that because I have 2 small children that need to stop all the time for food/bathroom etc. The next Disney trip we'll be taking the M3P and it's probably going to take me the same amount of time.

  34. Arijan Siska
    Arijan Siska
    21 dag geleden

    This is what I don't understand. Same trip in a modern car would save you 6h of driving, 8h of charging, 1 hotel stay and if this was a diesel car probably 10% on fuel/electricity cost...

  35. Allen Loser
    Allen Loser
    21 dag geleden

    In August 2019 I made a trip from Hagerstown MD to Jonesboro AR and back over a period of 4 1/2 days. There was 140 miles on the trip odometer when I left on a Thursday night at about 7:30 pm. I drove as far as I could without falling asleep at the wheel. I stopped in Charleston WV. I stopped for fuel three times on the trip. I refueled a fourth time after I got home. Total elapsed distance on four tanks of diesel fuel was 2,.067 miles. Total fuel cost was $108.05 for 39.55 gallons of diesel fuel. Time spent refueling four times was about 15 minutes. Fuel cost for the Tesla for 2,000 miles : $177.65 or 64% more than for my diesel. I'm not so enlightened as to trade off convenience and lower fuel cost per mile for efficiency and reducing my contribution to Increasing Entropy of the Universe.

  36. Royal Riding
    Royal Riding
    22 dagen geleden

    My CJAA TDI gets right about 40mpg (completely stock, no tune. With emissions deletes and tunes I've heard they can get mid to high 40s). It would have taken 61.25 gallons of diesel. At the national average of $3.10 for a gallon, that puts me at $189 for the trip. A whole $13 more expensive, without any range anxiety. I'll just stick with my TDI

  37. sussexdriver75
    sussexdriver75
    22 dagen geleden

    10:22 so you spend 8 hours with 2000 miles worth of charging? Well if a normal 2 Litre petrol or diesel engine car has got a range of 500-600 miles that is 4 or 5 times filling the tank which takes 5 minutes every time, in total half an hour! But because it's "green" it will take you 8 hours! Thanks but I don't have that time to waste... Also the cheapest Model 3 is £43k in the UK and for example a Toyota or a Skoda Octavia Estate with 2.0L TDI engine is only £25k that means I will have £18k for fuel in my pocket which is enough for 18 year to fuel my car. Well I guess a green car isn't that green...

  38. S Tho
    S Tho
    23 dagen geleden

    However, when they break into the economy market, then the laws of physics and the cost of chargers is going to be the same or worse. 2013 Fiesta (still driving great BTW), 42mpg US, means 2000 miles is 5 fuelings at 3-5 minutes each and about $125 at 2.50 a gal. Assuming every other stop was the hotel, then 5 minutes dealing with fuel, then find any hotel. Supercharging means either 30 minutes loving your car before getting to your room, or stopping at a hotel just because you can supercharge there, getting to your room, then coming out to move the car before the Tesla computer cop fines you (and basic courtesy). For money and time to burn drivers, the car is great. Breaking into the economy appliance car market is going to be a challenge. When they do you'll see waiting cues at the chargers, more broken chargers, more cars just left there in your way. Once a thing becomes ubitquous it becomes less pleasant. The problem with public transit was always..... The Public.

  39. Lawrence Ralph
    Lawrence Ralph
    23 dagen geleden

    This was very helpful. You are a thoughtful. You would use a Crosstrek on a long road trip. That's the takeaway. I was looking at an older Tesla S. Main trip is 400 mi LA to SF a few times per year. It takes 6.5 hours in an ICE. Would take 8 hours in a 70kWh car with a degraded battery. Doable.

  40. cnchess
    cnchess
    23 dagen geleden

    The real problem with electric vehicles is that there is not enough generation capacity in the USA to power them. If you look at the total energy use, you will discover that the energy value of petroleum is about equal to the energy used to produce electricity. So, to replace gasoline powered vehicles with electric vehicles you are looking to double the generation capacity in the country. The same politicians who are pushing electric cars are also pushing to shut down electrical generation other than wind and solar. Those two systems together after billions of dollars of "investment'" account for less than 5% of the generation AND as Texas showed us this year, they are not reliable. So, ignoring the environmental cost of the batteries and the time wasted watching the battery charger work, there is simply no chance that electric vehicles will replace petroleum fueled vehicles. But, they will crush our freedom of movement, which is the political goal.

  41. Enteraname
    Enteraname
    24 dagen geleden

    Ill buy a Tesla when I can go 1000 miles on a charge. Great video!

  42. ajkorras
    ajkorras
    24 dagen geleden

    Did you report the supercharger issues? That's what people should do.

  43. THE Grmcrckr
    THE Grmcrckr
    24 dagen geleden

    Tesla will never win the Cannonball. Too much time charging vs fueling.

  44. Myke Vidrio
    Myke Vidrio
    26 dagen geleden

    The moldy nylon etiologically impress because toothbrush disappointingly wander into a womanly client. frantic, obsequious turn

  45. Cnupoc
    Cnupoc
    26 dagen geleden

    do you keep your Tesla in a garage? How do you think a Tesla would operate if it was parked outside the whole time during winter?

  46. Peter Zhang
    Peter Zhang
    27 dagen geleden

    The level language yearly hate because pond findingsinitially load on a shaky gore-tex. imperfect, receptive salad

  47. MrKlaw
    MrKlaw
    27 dagen geleden

    But how fast would that summer trip have been if you used the new tactics?

  48. hochy
    hochy
    27 dagen geleden

    Cat. Leather seats. Cat. Leather seats. Cat. Leather seats. Cat

  49. Dayton D
    Dayton D
    27 dagen geleden

    When you are worried about time yet your driving a electric car which will take more time due to having to stop to charge LMFAO!

  50. patrick power
    patrick power
    28 dagen geleden

    why all the gesturing it makes your speech less interesting and when i was at school it was called being rude..

  51. Bob Sykes
    Bob Sykes
    28 dagen geleden

    So maybe the biggest drawback besides sitting around charging stations for 8 hours in a 38 hour total trip, is that means you wasted 21% of your time charging compared to your time driving. On the other hand, the equivalent gallons of gas used is so low it is shocking. I guess since almost nobody drives 2,000 or 2,500 miles at a time, this car makes some sense for a lot of people. I liked your honest overview of the whole thing (versus gasoline or hybrid cars) at the end.

  52. Alexander Briggs
    Alexander Briggs
    28 dagen geleden

    Yeah, the 8ish hours spent charging for 30 hours of driving is just absurd to me. That's basically like adding an entire additional day to your trip, which means you're spending an additional night in a hotel

  53. Kevin Berg
    Kevin Berg
    29 dagen geleden

    An additional benefit to stopping more often with a heat pump equipped Tesla is that the additional fast charging stops will help keep the battery warmer, which is helpful to improve the efficiency of the heat pump and also reduce the need for battery pre-heating. Generally speaking, with most long range EVs, charging to about 50-60% state of charge is going to be the fastest. Pretty much all of them will slow down after about 60%, some more than others.

  54. Tomas Watch Reviews
    Tomas Watch Reviews
    29 dagen geleden

    what if your right foot is heavy? Does that affect a lot?

  55. cawag98
    cawag98
    29 dagen geleden

    oh dear - a winter with cold and snow! I fear I'll remember some of these data later, or have a dream about them...

  56. CS
    CS
    Maand geleden

    So in conclusion when you drive a Tesla you have to sacrifice your life expectancy time on this earth to travel

  57. Brett Kuntze
    Brett Kuntze
    Maand geleden

    where did the electricity to the supercharger come from ?

  58. Jean Nespechal
    Jean Nespechal
    Maand geleden

    Curious as to how long a trip was in the Tesla as opposed to a gas powered car, taking into consideration all those charging stops.

  59. George Cowie
    George Cowie
    Maand geleden

    Never thought about heating up an electric car yes

  60. . 9to530
    . 9to530
    Maand geleden

    With the EV, you will not see similar scene to that of people carrying a milk jug full of gasoline to refill their stranded vehicles in the middle of the roads in the rural areas like that. It is another big disadvantage of the EV, not easily refill the battery in the middle of nowhere.

  61. On the fly lens
    On the fly lens
    Maand geleden

    I like how the chargers are placed on commonly used routes but what if the grid power is down that supplies power to the chargers, especially if the grid is down for multiple hours or does the chargers have powerwalls in a vault nearby to keep them online? It's all about uptime for me.

  62. Kajzer Soze
    Kajzer Soze
    Maand geleden

    Thank you for doing this. I live in Canada and this answered a lot of questions I had. Great job, one of the best channels on web.

  63. TaketheK I N G D O M
    TaketheK I N G D O M
    Maand geleden

    That's how hybrids are in the cold as well.

  64. Husker Fan
    Husker Fan
    Maand geleden

    wow, 12 stops at 40 minutes each stop, and people think this is a good mode of travel?

  65. Nils
    Nils
    Maand geleden

    So "A Better Route Planner" ist actually better than Tesla navigation 👀

  66. Hella Meiste
    Hella Meiste
    Maand geleden

    Annoying life will be so f..k Elon too 😂

  67. Ardit Dafku
    Ardit Dafku
    Maand geleden

    Tesla is actually a money saving vehicle. Especially if you want a decent car with some luxuries. Just in the number of parts difference alone will save you money. How many moving parts does a fossil fuel car have in comparison.

    1. Ardit Dafku
      Ardit Dafku
      21 dag geleden

      @sussexdriver75 I dont think you actually read anything. You are just assuming things in your head. First of all, i said a decent car with some luxuries. I am not implying the cheapest possible car. With that attitude, you can buy a FIAT, but does it count? After the initial purchase price of the tesla, your MAINTENANCE will be much much lower than a gas car. I never even mentioned his charging time in my post, was simply stating the financial side of things. Once Tesla Model 3's become readily available in resale's, believe me, a used tesla would be 100x more worth than any other used car.

    2. sussexdriver75
      sussexdriver75
      22 dagen geleden

      then why is a Model 3 is almost twice the prece then a normal combustion engine car if the electric motors are cheaper to make??? 8 hours charging time for a 2000 mile trip what only takes 5-6 times 5 minutes for a car with 500-600miles range. He wasted 7 and half hours from his life charging the so called GREEN car on the same trip what you spend half hour filling a car with petrol or diesel...

  68. Church Myth Busters
    Church Myth Busters
    Maand geleden

    I think the numbers would have been far worse if it was not all highway, long range miles. Doing a lot of stop and go driving in winter would mean a lot of re-heating and defrosting of the cabin. As well as batteries getting cold from being parked for a number of hours in between each use. Even in gas vehicles, sometimes you are halfway home before the car is totally warmed up. At least with ICE's the heater operates off waste heat. And how stupidly inefficient and polluting when you have to burn fossil fuels and even coal in many areas to make electricity to go through the grid and transformer and inverter losses to finally charge batteries. Not to mention all the pollution produced in the making the batteries and motors. Most gasoline cars are far more efficient and pollute less than electric ones.

    1. WillB
      WillB
      Maand geleden

      our power grid must be updated to handle our current let alone future pressure starting as soon as possible.Fact.🤔☯️👁️

  69. Supernaut
    Supernaut
    Maand geleden

    Bwhaaa, such a mild drive! Last February here in northern Canada we had days of -42C and one day -62C with windchill. My poor 30 KWh Leaf only gets a total range of 145 kms and the battery only has 1 bar for the battery temperature. I drive a mere 12 kms one way to work and have to charge it every 2nd night. Summer however I am almost 200 kms range and charge just once a week. It has a heat pump.

  70. Pär Guth
    Pär Guth
    Maand geleden

    Rotors are basically done.

  71. fullea87
    fullea87
    Maand geleden

    The supercharger had a piece of someone's charger in it. One of the black guides for the connector can be seen in the right side when you point it at the camera... one of mine broke off in my home charger which means only cars with a matching missing piece can charge there.

  72. John Smith
    John Smith
    Maand geleden

    Match 3 min at a gas pump with a 400 mile range. I,m not having 30 min lunches every 200 miles. Until then E-cars are a commuter ride only.

  73. Little Chicago
    Little Chicago
    Maand geleden

    Winter roads are not wet. Any miles driven between midnight and eight AM ?

  74. Matthew Anderson
    Matthew Anderson
    Maand geleden

    0f is warm, in Iowa it frequently drops down to -17f or so. This year we got to -29, I want to know if an electric car can be usable in a "real" winter that I experience. :P

  75. Retire Soon
    Retire Soon
    Maand geleden

    I would rather spend 5 min filling up my car with gas and on my way for another 300 miles. When I can do that with an electric I will buy one.

    1. Paul Reilly
      Paul Reilly
      Maand geleden

      Well said. The only good thing about electric cars is the monster acceleration available in some of them. Power and economy? Performance diesels is the way to go.

  76. BO0O0O0O0O0O0
    BO0O0O0O0O0O0
    Maand geleden

    I love that you brought the cat! Thanks for sharing this!

  77. Sebastian K
    Sebastian K
    Maand geleden

    I gave a like for the cat!!

  78. Jonathan Mui
    Jonathan Mui
    Maand geleden

    The other point about the price of charging is that you've calculated using supercharger rates. Day to day, most would charge at home at a much lower kWh rate (usually 1/3 the supercharger rate)

  79. chris746568462
    chris746568462
    Maand geleden

    20:40 It has another benefit, especially on a long road trip. You can sit back, relax for 30-40min while your car charges, should be better than sitting there for 4-6 hours straight driving like some people do.

  80. David Raymond
    David Raymond
    Maand geleden

    That is actually pretty expensive compared to my RAV4 hybrid which at current local gas rates would have been $153 worth of gas.

  81. iDoe84
    iDoe84
    Maand geleden

    you safe a lot money in maintenance with an electric car. also insurrance and stuff is mostly cheaper for electric cars. so you can't just look at gas vs electric prices

  82. iDoe84
    iDoe84
    Maand geleden

    What about Charge-Speed getting slower when battery gets hot/fuller?

  83. Keith Violette
    Keith Violette
    Maand geleden

    Thank you! Great content! We also have a 2018 M3P, without AP or FSD, for the exact same reasons you list. We have a 19" set of rims and snow tires, and we've killed two rims, one last winter and one a few weeks ago. I would love to know where you found your 18-in rims and snow tires. I would like to get the same set. Are they Tsportline? It also appears you're running 19-in rims for the summer.

  84. Jacek Cameron-Rulkowski
    Jacek Cameron-Rulkowski
    Maand geleden

    Excellent video! Love the numerical data. 👍

  85. myantispambox
    myantispambox
    Maand geleden

    Where is the speed limit 80 mph?

  86. Viktor Kovalev
    Viktor Kovalev
    Maand geleden

    Lost me a bit before half way. Sorry bro..

  87. candida auris
    candida auris
    Maand geleden

    Comparing to a 30 mpg gas car he only saved $25. but would have been in the hole $875 had he charged in Texas during the resent outage

  88. candida auris
    candida auris
    Maand geleden

    Cruise control in the winter dude?

  89. candida auris
    candida auris
    Maand geleden

    Eating while charging, how far did you have to walk to the restaurant?

    1. Little Chicago
      Little Chicago
      Maand geleden

      The best part is coming out of the restaurant to find someone has unplugged you so they can charge.

  90. candida auris
    candida auris
    Maand geleden

    I'v Gone 1000 miles in a day, an EV would not accomplish that.

  91. AK Coetzee
    AK Coetzee
    Maand geleden

    Any chance your battery capacity decreased from summer time to winter time? (Age)

  92. Barry TheHatchet
    Barry TheHatchet
    Maand geleden

    And thus the problem: 30 hours of driving and 8 hours on charging. An impractical number for someone that needs to drive. Have a "race" with a real gas guzzler like an F250 over 2,000 miles. It would stop 5 times and take 15 minutes to refill, so the F250 wins by 7 hours...

    1. Sindhu Selvam
      Sindhu Selvam
      8 dagen geleden

      EVs just have their performance factor now, though not thorouly impressive again and again

  93. shreddder999
    shreddder999
    Maand geleden

    Don't the current ones have a much longer range?

  94. Mark Poidvin
    Mark Poidvin
    Maand geleden

    There is a problem with your methodology. Once the car is warm and you're driving it takes a lot less energy to keep it warm than to get it warm. If you're using the car in a winter climate and taking the average trip to work, then the store, then one more a day, it takes a lot of energy to heat it up and you will see a drastic drop in efficiency. Anybody used to driving in the winter will tell you once the car is fully warm, that means the interior surfaces of the car are room temp, it takes almost no heat to keep it that way. To get it there on the other hand takes an enormous amount of heat. You were driving many hours a day, so only the 1st 20 to 30 minutes , depending on temp, used much energy. After that , perhaps a 1/4 of what you were to warm it up per unit of time. In the average daily driving in the winter the car is warming up 90% of the time. By the time you get where you're going, it isn't warm, or has just been warm for a few minutes.

  95. Kieran Downey
    Kieran Downey
    Maand geleden

    i wonder why US and Canadians buy such crap quality and service as well as waste precious time hanging around at charging points, and last not least driving light footed to make the journey. In Gremany only dumm green idiots waste money and time on such junk that requires a new expensive battery within 100000 km or 4 years.

  96. Joseph Clemons
    Joseph Clemons
    Maand geleden

    You can keep your electric car i don't want one

  97. fixitsan
    fixitsan
    Maand geleden

    How environmentally friendly is it when EV owners go on long drives to test how environmentally friendly long drives in EVs are ? ;)

  98. TurtleWaxed
    TurtleWaxed
    Maand geleden

    computer controlled car driving cant be trusted in winter with snow. If it can't see the lines, it will have trouble. If hi-rez GPS is available and no signal drop outs then that may work.

  99. Flo X
    Flo X
    Maand geleden

    You really should check your third party apps plugging in to your tesla account. (disable them all) ...there should never be a charge drop more than 1ish percent per DAY! (At least mine does only loose 1% per day)

  100. pricey0986
    pricey0986
    Maand geleden

    If your driving 2500 miles you're not going to want to drive continuously. So getting those charging breaks could save your life