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- Apr 19, 2021
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- Orange County, CA
- 2021 Taycan CT4S, Kia Telluride EX, Tesla Model Y
Sharing some of my raw data from my recent roadtrip from Southern California to Monterey, CA and back. Total miles driven, beginning and ending SoC between each charging session, miles driven between each drive session, efficiency states, kWH charged and associated charging costs (I still have my free 3 years of EA so technically all EA charging sessions were free but I still recorded the estimated pricing with the assumption I would have to pay) and created two estimated cost figures.
Some of my periods of worst efficiency reflected by the big difference between estimated range and actual recorded miles driven were specifically during my drives thru the mountains that divide the 5 freeway and 101 freeways closer to the coast and PCH.
What's also interesting is that much of my local driving around and about Monterey area I was matching or exceeding the estimate range figures driven during those stretches.
Predictably, continuous nonstop freeway driving with speeds ranging between 70-80 mph led to range losses averaging between 10-20% from estimated max range. These losses probably had AC use factored in as I had the windows closed most of the time while driving, as well as elevation changes and little chance for use of brake regen.