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Autoblog: What to do if you run out of juice in your Tesla Model S

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The way Teslarati learned all of this was that, after using a Las Vegas supercharger to give their Tesla Model what they thought would be about 240 miles worth of range for the 160-mile drive, the car unfortunately provided them with just 157 before shutting down. The culprit was a sand storm that sent 35-mile-per-hour headwinds (and probably a bit of grit) into the car as it maintained a 75-mph cruising speed

Read more: http://green.autoblog.com/2014/05/17/what-to-do-if-you-run-out-of-juice-in-your-tesla-model-s/


All good, except "...a strong headwind can almost double the Model S power requirements"


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All the better reason to watch the charge level gauge, just like you watch the fuel gauge in other cars, particularly ones with short range.

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