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23 MPH, that's hardcore.
 

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Give Ari_c. a crack at it. I'll bet he shatters the record in a Tesla.
 

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I think it was a closed course? Anyway, the better way is drive enough to get peak efficiency then drive a couple laps in both directions and extrapolate range. I really don't see the point in driving slow for 24 hours. 24 hours of LeMans at peak efficiency. That is a seat gripper... or not. I especially don't see the point in a Model S, maybe in a solar car or something. Oh well, I don't want to rain on his parade, if he gets enjoyment from it that is all that matters. :)

I like how the license plate is roadrunner.
 

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Big deal. I've gone twice that far in half the time driving normally. Too much going on in my life to spend an entire day on a meaningless stunt like this. I guess somebody has to try it....
 

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Big deal. I've gone twice that far in half the time driving normally. Too much going on in my life to spend an entire day on a meaningless stunt like this. I guess somebody has to try it....
In the interest of science....
 

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What are the numbers when driving at normal traffic speeds? Driving slow like this is simply making yourself a rolling road hazard. I'm a hypermiler but I won't drive that far under the flow of traffic nor will I drive below the speed limit on a two lane road.
 

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Ari C got 80+ miles on a Gen 1 Volt, using about 10kWh. Imagine what he could do with 100kWh :)
Ari's wife would be dragging him home way before he could approach 800 miles:p:cool:
 

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I average 21 MPH in my city over the last 4 months and 4100 miles. So that sounds about right and very realistic.
For regular city driving the average speed includes a lot of stops and accelerations. This "record" was done at a constant 23 MPH, which isn't realistic.
 

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I fail to understand the "not realistic" comments.
Of COURSE it's not realistic. They were just trying to see what they could eke out of the battery by hook or crook.
 
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