Submitted by mcptwo on February 12, 2013
Does anyone have experience with how much range is required to climb 1,000 feet in altitude? We are planning a trip from Harris Ranch Supercharger to Ridgecrest, CA, a total of 213 miles, but climbing over the Tehachapi summit at about 4,000 feet. Our destination of Ridgecrest Ca is about 3,000 feet. With our 85Kwh Model S at 65 mph on level driving, there would not be an issue. This same issue is faced by anyone leaving Folsom, CA Supercharger on their way to Tahoe. About how many miles should we add for each 1,000 feet of increase in altitude for any trip?