A/C efficiency

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teslafan9

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Parked outside and the car was 101 degrees. Set the cooling to 60 degrees and it ran for just under 30 mins. That consumed about 10 miles of charge. Is that right?
 

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Parked outside and the car was 101 degrees. Set the cooling to 60 degrees and it ran for just under 30 mins. That consumed about 10 miles of charge. Is that right?
You shouldn't need to run the AC for 30 minutes to cool down the car (unless you are saying someone was left in the car that wanted to keep it cold for that 30 minutes), but just a few minutes. Also, part of that 10mile number would be any vampire drain since it was last driven. Had it been sitting parked prior to turning on the AC? the on-board system lumps any of that consumption into the next drive, which is why when you first start out the efficiency always looks worse than after driving for some time.
 

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I'll agree, 30 minutes is way too long.
Also, 60 degrees is way too cold.
5 minutes to cool to 70 should be fine. But best way to cool car is to open door for a minute.
 
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Opening the door might be the best way, but one of the features I love is the ability to cool it down via my phone after it has been sitting in the parking lot all day. I only turn it on 5-10 minutes prior to departure so it doesn’t use much range, but whatever it does use it worth it to me either way.