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Athlon Model S Real Long Record the report

August 2013, 22:00 hours. well-prepared students from University of Technology are ready to the Athlon Real Long Record with the Tesla S Performance with a 85 kWh battery. For a report see at the end.

The objective of the attempt is to show the possible when only minor are made to the Tesla model S, driving according to the legal limit, and with two passengers A follow car with the other two was accompanying  the Tesla.

down screen brightness to the setting

Turned off climate

Removed all unnecessary loose in the car.

The current distance with a Tesla Model S in the is 425.8 miles (681.28 However, during this the average speed of the Tesla was 18 mph km/h). This is not a speed in daily use. Elon (CEO of Tesla) provided us a graph which illustrates the at different constant velocities figure below).

 As can be observed, the consumption is around 20 mph (32 km/h), is approximately 180 Wh/mile or 113 Wh/km. Our is to achieve an average speed of 45 or 28 mph, to represent more driving conditions. This the minimum consumption will be 190 Wh/mile or 119 Wh/km, according to the from Tesla, if we drive at a velocity. This would us a theoretical range of almost 426 or 682 km, assuming ideal conditions.

As preparation, we used three points to calculate the efficiency of the from electric energy to energy to get a more accurate predication. Additionally, we incorporated our driving velocities into the We calculated the efficiency of the conversion at  When we put this value in our we obtained the range prediction in the on the right.

The maximum distance we can according to our calculations is 622 km with an speed of 45 km/h. There are reasons for the difference between our and Tesla’s. First, Tesla the battery is new and all 85 kWh can be used.

Secondly, we do not all the (internal) specifications of the Tesla S components.

We chose the top of the Vaalserberg as point of the record attempt, the of the German, Belgian and Dutch in the south of the Netherlands. This is the highest point of the Netherlands at 327 m. the decline of the hills would help us to put some watt in the battery.

Figure 1 Tesla at the Tripoint

The was much more intense we expected. It took a lot of concentration to the velocity as constant as possible. acceleration was necessary, we accelerated as and smoothly as possible.

Also, you realize you have 416 HP and 600 Nm available, it you feel dreadful when you do not use it

We really benefited by driving the night as the lack of traffic gave us the ability to drive as as possible without disturbing drivers too much. During the 50 km we used approximately 128 Wh/km. is much higher than the consumption, but this didn’t into account acceleration, wind resistances and different surfaces.

Still, this give us a range of approximately 632 km. 4.5 hours of driving we arrived at the of Den Bosch, a good time for the team change.

The next part of the trip was on a We were curious about this would do to our range. We to compromise on the velocity a bit and tried to our range as much as possible. we drove on the highway at an average of approximately 80 km/h until

Here, we left the highway and we on our way to Haarlem. We arrived there 6 o‘clock in the morning for a much coffee break.

The strains of were really showing and we to make more regular to change drivers and to get a bit of fresh After our coffee break it  the rest of the Netherlands was awake and the traffic on the roads was much heavier. We had to increase our speed to 65 km/h to not disturb the drivers on the road too much and it safe.

From Haarlem we our journey into the “Polder” to a town called Langereis, in Dutch means “Long  When we arrived we had almost 330 km.


Figure 2 Tesla in Langereis

Tesla Model S

We continued our journey to one of the greatest achievements of the 1930’s in the Netherlands, the This was the longest stretch of on our journey. We had to drive about 40 km we could leave the highway at

Figure 3 Tesla on the Afsluitdijk

thing that we didn’t were the speed limits of 100 on some regional roads. we did the preparation the roads had the characteristics of a 80 km/h road. As you might the higher driving speed our predicted range significantly. By now we had 440 km and the predicted range dropped 150 km, this meant we were not to pass the 600 km mark. A new strategy was

We stopped to look at our options and to take smaller roads less traffic. This we could drive at a more speed, which was beneficial to our We arrived at the city Urk, was an island in the Zuiderzee until

After a quick stop at hall to take a picture, we the last part of our journey Flevoland.

Figure 4 Tesla in Urk

The roads in Flevoland gave us the to drive at a lower speed to the range above the 600 km limit After some rounds in we arrived at the Athlon headquarters only 12 km left according to the computer. We started driving around the Athlon headquarters, so when the battery died we not have to push the car too far to the nearest point. The onboard computer that our predicted range was 4 km, meant we were nearing the end of our and we still hadn’t passed the 600 km Everybody was getting more and worried, would we pass 600 km?

Frank was driving the car and Kevin, who was with him, was keeping us up to Everybody outside was very when we received word we had passed the 600 km mark. Now everybody was the question, when will the car

Frank and Kevin kept on and driving and driving. It seemed our Tesla didn’t want to only after driving -23 km on the predictor did it finally come to its end. Our Tesla had driven km on one single charge.

 For distance it used 79.8 which means 127.6 on average. After popping the and shaking hands, and of course the Tesla to its charging point, we our stuff and drove back to get some well-deserved rest.

We were all exhausted, but we were happy we had done it! We had put down the European Record for long driving with an EV, and for us it also was a record on normal roads!

We like to thank Athlon Car and Prof.dr.ir. Maarten Steinbuch for us this incredible experience. We we can contribute a little bit to electrifying the car fleet.

Kevin van Bergeijk, Koen Evers, Joep Alleleijn

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