Electric car range anxiety

Electric car range anxiety

By devin, 18 January, 2020

Last December, I needed to do a long drive across Southern Ontario to pick up my girlfriend. This was meant to be a 12 hour round trip by car covering roughly 1000km.


My parents told me to rent a car, but I am a bit foolish so I decided to scheme with my Dad and figure out how to make the trip in his Tesla Model 3.

This was an interesting challenge because of all the limiting factors:

  • The car has a range of 490km
  • The car only performs at 50-70% capacity in winter.
  • The car charges faster when the battery is lower.
  • While I had all the time I wanted on Friday to get there, I needed to be in Port Perry by 

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