Tesla Model S drove 900 km without recharging
Two residents of Belgium set a new record of hypermiling with the use of electric cars Tesla Model S P100D. Energy-efficient driving is allowed to drive 901,2 km without recharging. The head of Tesla Elon Musk has noticed that the cars are capable of more.
Hypermiling involves the use of driving techniques that consume minimal fuel or, in the case of electric vehicles, battery. Residents of Belgium Steven Pieters and Yuri Kools for about 24 hours moving on a circular track with a length of 26 km in an electric car Tesla Model S P100D. This model in the regime of Ludicrous accelerates to 96 km/h in 2.5 seconds and is highly energy intensive.
However, Kools and Peters have not experimented with overclocking — the car steadily moving at a speed of 40 km/h Thanks to the electric car drove 901,2 km without recharging, setting a new record. The previous record set Casey Spencer, who on a single charge drove 885 miles on the Model S 85D. Within 26 hours he was driving at speed of 35 km/h.
The Belgians described the experiment in his blog. According to the calculations of Peters and of Kools, one kilometer had about 100 watt-hours, and in some cases even 88 watt-hours. “We didn’t expect that this can be achieved with a car weighing 2.3 tons”, — quotes the experimenters Electrek.
The head of Tesla Elon Musk posted a link to an experiment in his microblog on Twitter and said: “On the 100D, you can drive more than 1000 km with the right tires”. Unlike P100D, rear motor model 100D is more powerful but weighs less.
A small reserve is considered the main drawback of electric vehicles. In 2018, Nissan will produce the Leaf electric car of new generation which will be able to drive 400 miles on one charge. Startup Dubuc Motors is also working on a high-speed car on electricity. Tomahawk sports car will have a power reserve of 600 km, and its maximum speed is 257 km/h.
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