Tesla-Guide - Tips for maximizing the reach of your website Tesla

Tesla-Electric vehicles have some of the best ranges on the market. Nevertheless, the range can be affected by various factors, such as battery ageing or temperature changes. Here you can find out how to optimize the efficiency and range of your Tesla.

What is range?

The range of a Tesla is the estimated distance the vehicle can travel on a single charge. This is calculated based on fixed EPA test data, but does not take into account your individual driving style or specific usage conditions. The best way to keep track of your actual range is to use the energy app on your Tesla's touchscreen.

The energy app

The energy app helps you to monitor your energy consumption and drive more efficiently. With the app you can:

  • Monitor energy consumption while driving and in parking mode.
  • Analyze the energy consumption of various vehicle components and see how driving style and environmental conditions influence it.
  • Compare actual energy consumption with forecasts.
  • Receive personalized suggestions for saving energy.

Driving style and environmental conditions

Your driving style and environmental conditions have a major influence on your range. Here are some tips to maximize your range:

  • Control your speedHigh speeds increase energy consumption exponentially.
  • Set recuperation to standard: This efficiently feeds the braking energy back into the battery.
  • Use air conditioning economicallyUse seat and steering wheel heating instead of air conditioning to save energy.

Optimal speed

Tesla recommends a driving speed between 100 and 110 km/h for optimum range and efficiency. Higher speeds lead to significantly increased energy consumption. However, the actual range also depends on other factors such as weather, driving behavior, use of the air conditioning, terrain, vehicle condition and load as well as the settings and adjustments you make.

Driving techniques to maximize range

  • Drive slowly and avoid heavy accelerationA smoother riding style saves energy. Activate "Easy mode" (Settings > Pedals & steering > Acceleration).
  • Use one-pedal driving: When the accelerator is released slowly, the regenerative braking energy is fed back into the battery.
  • Avoid short journeysEach journey requires energy to bring the battery up to operating temperature. Therefore, plan longer journeys with several destinations.

Charging routine and battery maintenance

  • Charge regularly: Charge the battery up to the recommended charge limit to maximize battery life.
  • Observe charging limits: Tesla recommends not letting the battery fall below 20% in everyday use and charging it to around 80-90%. Fully charge to 100% only if necessary.
  • Switch off functionsDeactivate unnecessary functions such as watchdog mode or overheating protection to save energy.

Additional tips for range optimization

  • Check tire pressureCorrect tire pressure improves energy efficiency.
  • Remove unnecessary loadLess weight means less energy consumption.
  • Optimize aerodynamicsRemove roof racks, close windows and, if available, use aero hubcaps.
  • Plan your route carefullyAvoid routes with lots of inclines and choose routes that are easy to ride on.

Winter operation

In winter, the range is particularly affected by low temperatures. Here are some tips for winter use:

  • Keep the vehicle connected to the power supplyThis helps to keep the battery warm.
  • Preconditioning the batteryRun the pre-conditioning while the vehicle is charging to preheat the battery.
  • Set the air conditioning system to AutoMinimize the difference between the outside and inside temperature to reduce energy consumption.

By applying these tips and techniques, you can extend the range of your Tesla and protect the environment at the same time. This way you can make the most of your electric mobility and enjoy even more driving pleasure with your Tesla.