Tesla’s stated values for range and battery life are estimated for ideal conditions, while in reality, multiple factors will affect those numbers. Those factors include:
A rule of thumb is the more frequently you charge a battery, the lower its capacity gets. For that reason, any factor that depletes the energy, and increases the recharge times, will eventually decrease the battery’s life.
Battery percentage can go from 10% to 80% in only half an hour using Tesla’s supercharger network.
The superchargers deliver voltage up to 125kW, which is useful for very long trips. The drawback of such a high energy flow is the quick-wear out of the battery.
A key factor that influences the battery capacity is your driving pattern.
Although Tesla cars can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.4 seconds, erratic driving will rapidly consume energy and increase the plugin times.
Currently, Tesla offers four main models on the market, and they’re:
The above models differ in design and manufacturing parts. Thus, their ranges and battery lives won’t be the same.
As the battery-size increases, the amount of energy it could store will escalate.
This will affect how long the car can go before it needs to recharge, and less recharging means a longer lifespan.
Low-weight models use electricity more efficiently and minimize the tire and air friction of the car. Subsequently, the consumed energy and the required recharges will be less.