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How many miles have you done in your Model S?

Hi guys,
Just wondering, as some people will have had their car for nearly 6 months now, how many miles have you put on your Model S? Has there been any effect on total battery/charge capacity?
Wonder if we can find out who has put the most miles on their Model S to date?


Also wondering if any reliability issues have popped up over this time? Not so much the softward stuff which can be fixed with updates but more like squeaking, rattling, and other physical build quality issues.
I see potential battery capacity issues and these build quality issues as being the only major potential "deathblow" left for Tesla as cars get more and more miles put on them. If cars can start getting to the 60,000 - 100,000 mile mark without any major issues in this regard I think Tesla is here to stay.

I have ~12,000 miles on mine. The car is working great. I've done lots of long and medium distance travel, including using superchargers several times. I've had no problems worth mentioning!

1200 miles. One issue repaired bt Tm. Lost Sc ing due to faulty charge port. All ok now. my calculations at 12,000 miles you might have lost about 5 miles of range in terms of the battery capacity by now (assuming 25% loss of capacity at 125,000 miles) you see this happening at all? Would be keen to know.

Did you schedule your 12,500 mile maintenance service that Tesla suggests (12,500 miles or 1 year, which ever it first)? Let us know how that goes.

974 wonderful miles in two weeks! love this car

Got my car December 10. 1,950 miles so far. All local driving except one road trip, from Phila PA to Springfiled MA and back for the holidays. Still learning its capabilities and having fun doing so.

Wow the forum is really busy these days! My topic got pushed wayy down to the second page in a few hours! Guess as more people are getting into the cars the forum is picking up now...this is great!

I got my car Dec 23 and have about 3527 on it already.

~2000 mi in 30 days! And it has been awesome.

Although today I got my first paint chip from an idiot motorcycler that was racing on Skyline and passed 3 cars (with a double yellow). Sprayed a couple rocks on my S, luckily it is just a tiny spot on the hood. Grrr....

I feel for you paint armour on your car?

I've put on just over 1,000 miles in just under a month...Mostly local miles, with one 100-mile trip to and from NYC (Where I learned that 100 miles of mostly highway driving at around 65mph uses about 130 rated miles of charge.)

I have not been able to observe battery degradation. I have seen recent standard charges of 245 rated miles, and I don't think I did better then that when the car was new (although the scale was different at first). Of course, I think there should be some degradation, and I have been less than scientific in keeping track.

Tires are also holding up great. I expect they will last well more than 20,000 miles.

I will probably get my annual service shortly. I'll try to remember to post an update when that is done.

We are at 1250 miles since 12/30. One trip to Porterville and back. I know I am behind in my driving quota, but I promise to make up for it- I hope so anyway!

Dadaleus: depending on how Tesla has set up battery management, battery degradation may not show up as a reduced "standard charge". What you will see, however, is a reduction in battery efficiency, i.e., the number of real miles traveled vs. rated miles. Li ion batteries have a limited number of charging cycles (generally on the order of 700 - 900) so depending on how many charging cycles your battery has experienced will determine how far down the discharge curve your battery has gone. number of charging cycles before it reaches 70% of initial capacity...

Battery will not be dead at that point and degradation is not linear so (usually) 71% -> 70% takes longer than 100% -> 99%.

5300 miles so far. No noticeable battery degradation. However, there is a huge variation from battery performance in cold and warm weather.
I doubt you will have any reliable battery degradation until people can compare the same season they first received the car.

1-2% in the 1st yr may not be noticeable. Could you be sure you were getting 2 or 3 miles less on a charge?

Teddyg- nope no paint armor. I have a pearl white and it was just too noticeable on the white to put on. It is bound to happen, just sucks when it happens that way.

What happened to the electric miles page that Tesla used to have?
Tesla was also going to add the MS to the page in addition to the miles accumulated by ~2100 Roadsters.

Your arithmetic is wrong. 12K ~= 10% of 125K, so 10% of 25% degradation = 2.5%, not 5%.

3100+, took delivery 12/15, factory pick up and local driving. I admit I have added to the miles. It's my husband's daily driver and I take it out at night to run errands. Just trying to conserve gas money on my car. Gas is expensive... :)

about 2400 miles in 3 months! have not let my husband drive it much other than when we drove down to LA on our 1000 mile weekend trip (blogged elsewhere on this forum back in Nov)

Hi Brian...i didn't say 5%...i said he might have lost 5 miles of range in his 85kWh pack...which is about 2.5% of total capacity

One month, about 1,200.

That has me thinking. Is Tesla going to have an owners site where my car reports its data and I can view it?

People have been musing about what apps might be like the car, but there is potentially a lot of data to share. People could probably come up with some pretty interesting dekstop apps too that you use when you're not in your car.

5,300 miles and two minor issues so far: the maps program was hanging up, and that sort of just fixed itself. Also, my charge cable failed, but was replaced the next day at Tesla Menlo Park. For about 4,000 miles now, nothing but amazing driving.

4,900 miles in the first 3 months of ownership.
I am noticing some "creaking" in the front suspension at slow speeds when turning and going over small bumps or potholes. I'll have that looked at the next time I bring it in to the service folks.

I haven't noticed charging or usage degradation in the battery yet. The most noticable (as has already been mentioned) is the ambient temperature affect on charging. If it's cold, the standard charge goes to somewhere around 238 rated miles. If it's warm it goes to around 243 rated miles. Also, charging in cold temperatures is a bit slower due to having to use some input power to keep the battery warm during charging - hence less power going to charge the battery.

Only 2k on my 3 month old Model S, but my Accord I sold before this car had 35k on it after driving it for 7 years. I don't put a lot of miles on my cars, but this is the first car I enjoy driving since turning 18.

No major issues to speak of, some little things with USB music and other issues that I think were solved with the software update. Tesla Menlo Park fixed the passenger side door closure issue, just popped a plug at the base used for excess water drainage to relieve pressure when the door is pushed to close.

I do wish I had a 500 mile battery pack because even with as little driving as I do, I eat through the 300 mile pack fast!!

So is 12,000 miles the most anyone has put on a Model S so far?

@BYT you have to keep the Model S plugged when you are not using it. The more the car is driven the more efficiency you'll realize.

@DaDaleus What is your average Watts/mi over the 12000 mile run?

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