Tesla owner slams theoretical range with 728km road trip

Cruises in his Model S P85D for almost 19 hours

Programmer Bjorn Nyland and his co-driver standing in front of the Model S P85D

Programmer Bjorn Nyland and his co-driver standing in front of the Model S P85D

Programmer Bjord Nyland drove his Tesla P85D 728 kilometres on a single charge -- 60 per cent more than the company’s advertised theoretical maximum range.

The road trip started at a Tesla Supercharger station in Denmark. Nyland and a friend drove for seven hours before embarking on their first pit stop.

“It’s 1.30 now at night. We’ve been hypermiling for 16 and a half hours, including some stops,” Nyland said in a video posted to YouTube. “We’ve just passed the 600 km mark.”

Hypermiling is concerned with economical and intelligible driving. The idea is to keep the car coasting and to limit unnecessary braking, use of energy intensive features, such as the air conditioning, and to minimise drag, mostly by keeping windows closed.

Adopting the driving style for long periods at a time can prove difficult.

“I’m sweating like a pig. It’s so hot now.

“Oh no, I’ve been overtaken by a truck again.”

Nyland averaged 39 kilometres per hour on roads that appear to be mostly quiet, straight and levelled. Signs reading ‘slow’ and ‘test’ were clearly affixed to the back of the Model S.

The duo would end up driving 18 hours and 40 minutes. An hour worth of pit stops put the entire road trip at 19 hours and 40 minutes.

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The road-trip set a “world record in hypermiling driving”, Nyland said in a tweet to Tesla Motors. The avid Tesla fan has 1380 followers, but only follows one person, Elon Musk, who later retweeted him.

[via:MarketWatch]

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