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Message posted by Francais on 09/7/2017 at 9:51pm
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Which Tesla was it Grampian91, the Model X or the Model S, and more importantly what size battery pack did it have.

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I don't get people's grip over Range, most of my camping holidays are less than 100 miles

In days of old I'd travel 330 miles to Corwall, but don't bother now, but if I did go I'd just plan my journey for 2electric breaks, we always stopped for a coffee anyway

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Bessie, the gripe maybe that many others cover way more than 100 miles. And towing a caravan your more likely to need 3 or 4 breaks at approx 45 minutes each time.

Ive just covered the Midlands to the Cumbrian coast and a few trips around and about and back on a single tank of fuel.

Francais, it was the X, Not seen the actually battery capacity mentioned. But they did mention a realistic and attainable 250 mile range.




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Unless the manufacturer has set a lower limit.

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Grampian how far was your last journey ?
if the range is reduced to 100 miles towing a van that's almost 2 hours towing, unless you tow at 100 mph +

And the best of it is you can plug your car in when you get there for free

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It does make you think though, why would 400,000 people put a deposit on an all electric car that they have not even seen yet, especialy in a country were diesel/petrol is a fraction of the cost that it is here in Europe.

It's not just about the range, it's more to do with change.

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Bessie, My last journey approx 270 miles, maybe a touch more because we picked someone up slightly off route but not much.

When we goto Cornwall its approx 330 miles and no EHU so the free charging is not an option in that situation.

Francais, have you read the latest scaremongering news? Sales of Tesla cars have plummeted...
I wonder if its because they have announced a new model thats half the price of the others? What sensible buyer wont wait to see if the new model is far better value for money? Only those that think 60k to 100k is nothing and if the Model 3 is better they will just get one of those as well.

400,000 deposits, because there will be limited supply and a good percentage of those will be people hoping to sell it at a decent profit.

And im sure the deposits are runfundable. So you get a free test drive and then say you dont like it?



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Quote: Originally posted by Grampian91 on 10/7/2017
Bessie, My last journey approx 270 miles, maybe a touch more because we picked someone up slightly off route but not much.

I take it if your journey is 270 miles you are going to stop at some point ? having a electric car would mean that you have to stop twice, to me thats no great shakes considering how much money you would save on fuel

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Ive just covered the Midlands to the Cumbrian coast and a few trips around and about and back on a single tank of fuel.

Grampian are you saying that your Mondeo estate covered 540 miles towing + pottering about the local area on 1 58ltr tank of fuel ???

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Yes it did. I was going to topup before the journey back but didnt have time. Thought just top up a bit on the way home somewhere but i managed the whole journey on a single tankful.

Really wish i had reset the trip computer now.

My old car averaged 39mpg on the same journey, but this one has improved on that. It does have more power than my old one but it still amazes me that a 1.5ton car can average these MPG's.

Helped by virtually no traffic and driving gently all the way.


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Just remembered something. No roof box this time. Previously i had a roofbox on which i think drops the mpg.

When i have a 2L petrol car, 330 miles was a real push with the roofbox on, close to the red on the gauge but without the box it would be 1/4 of a tank left.



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Grampian Excluding driving around when you get to site just towing alone these figures are saying you are getting 42 mpg ??

see Below

these figures are based on 1.10 per ltr


MPG Calculator

All you need to do is the enter the number of miles covered since your last fillup and the cost of the fuel. Simple !


How many Miles have you done

Enter the cost of the fuel here...

Price per litre in pence eg 125.9   Total fuel cost in eg 37.94




Your vehicle did 42.2 Miles per Gallon (MPG).

You purchased 58.2 litres of fuel at a cost of 5.00 per gallon.

Fuel is currently costing you 11.9p per mile.

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My old S max when new in 2007 was using over 3/4 of a tank to Cornwall which was 330 miles.

that was fully loaded for 2 weeks 1750KG car with 1500KG van on the back fully laden

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My vans fairly light 1150kg max and its nowhere near that. Mondeo more streamlined than the S-Max and a fair bit lighter.

I didnt reset the trip so not sure on the total miles, the actual trip computer showed more than 42mpg. But again i had not reset it (probably 2 or 3 previous full tanks) but a touch under whilst towing and a fair bit more than 42mpg when not towing.

But i do know the journey was from the Midlands all the way up the M6 to Penrith, across the A66 to Workington and down the A595 a bit. Travelled between Whitehaven and Workington a few times and a day out to Keswick and back.
And then all the way back to the Midlands.

I didnt think i would do it on a single tank, but its made it. Not even sure if the fuel light is on? May have another 50 miles left?





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My plan for the near future is to purchase a model 3 and tow my Caravan 200 plus miles.
What happens when you need to pull into services to charge when you are towing, we are expected to use the truck park but as far as I know all EV chargers are in the services car park.
Surely it would be a problem trying to unhitch in a car park just so you can charge your car.

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That's a good point, would be a pain to unhitch every time. I've not seen any supercharger or ecotricity points that would accommodate a caravan.

Has the towing capacity of the model 3 been made public? With the high capacity model coming in at 1720kg, similar to a BMW 5er, it could make a decent tow car.

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Quote: Originally posted by Extremebiker0 on 05/8/2017
That's a good point, would be a pain to unhitch every time. I've not seen any supercharger or ecotricity points that would accommodate a caravan.

Has the towing capacity of the model 3 been made public? With the high capacity model coming in at 1720kg, similar to a BMW 5er, it could make a decent tow car.


I couldn't find any information reguarding the towing capacity, but Elon has stated it will be available with a towbar in the near future.



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