Submitted by kevingater on February 14, 2013
I have had my p85 for just over a week. I have charged several times with as little as 39 miles range left to more normal 150 before I charge. Pluged into my home 14-50 plug charging at 39 to 40 volts at about 235 watts I get 18 to 21 miles added per hour. Tesla on their web page states 31 per hour, and I know this is ideal conditions. But I only see 18 to 21. I am being told my charger is working fine and my rate charging per hour is based on my driving habits. Habits are how much I use climate control, radio, etc. I don't think that should make any difference on my recharge rate per hour, only total range needed to be charged . This concerns me if I need to charge on the road. If I need to add 60 miles it is the difference between 2 or 3 hours waiting for charge.
Can anyone tell my what you are adding using a 14-50 plug and in your experience does the use of your climate control, radio, seat heater make any difference in your rate of recharge per mile added?