Tesla Model X Battery Life Tested

Tesla Model X Battery Life Tested

Consumer lithium-ion batteries were groundbreaking when they were introduced in the 1990s because they could recharge in a few hours or less and made modern electronics like phones and PCs genuinely portable. However, after three decades, lithium-ion battery technology is in desperate need of an improvement since the harsh realities of climate change mean that they are now required to power not only our electronics but also our cars.

Because they can store a lot of energy in a relatively small volume and have an incredibly high energy density, lithium-ion batteries have become the standard for energy storage. Since lithium is the periodic table's lightest metal by weight, lithium-ion batteries are extremely portable.

But range anxiety is the main worry for most people when it comes to electric cars. Batteries must advance if the EV revolution is to succeed. They need to weigh less and travel further on a single charge.


Tesla Model X 

The most recent Model X has a range of more than 330 miles per charge.

A Tesla Model X that had travelled around 330,000 miles only lost 23 percent of its battery's capacity, according to statistics from Tesloop, a business that leases out electric vehicles. According to Tesla's most recent impact report your Model X's battery should still have at least 90% of its original capacity after 200k miles. Additionally, your Model X's battery is covered by the manufacturer's guarantee if it deteriorates by more than 30% within 8 years or 150,000 miles.

Built on the Model S chassis, the Tesla Model X is a top-of-the-line electric SUV. Depending on the year it was introduced, a Tesla Model X's battery life may vary. For instance, the cheaper 60D variant of the Tesla Model X had a shorter range of 200 miles whereas the 2016 Model X 90D has a maximum range of up to 257 miles. However, the EPA estimates provided on Tesla's website indicate that the newest Model X offers an estimated range of 348 miles, compared to the Plaid model's projected range of 333 miles.

However, a Tesla Model X's battery range can vary based on the surrounding conditions and driving habits. Simply put, your Tesla Model X's battery range can be impacted by cold weather, uphill driving, high-speed driving, tire pressure, and more baggage. Based on your environment and driving habits, the energy app on your Tesla determines how long the battery will last after a single charge.

Elon Musk estimates that the current Tesla battery modules should last 300,000 to 500,0000 miles, or roughly 1500 cycles. EV batteries are also known to deteriorate over time, which lowers their maximum range.


Using Tesla’s Energy App

Your touchscreen's Energy app is there to maximize your effectiveness and range. It studies your driving habits as you go and projects customized range estimations using the information. This knowledge can be used to predict the amount of charging required for a specific journey.

Open the applications menu on your car's touchscreen, then click the Energy icon to access your Energy app. The achievable range is greatly influenced by your driving habits and the surrounding circumstances. The battery is naturally strained by frequent stop-and-go travel, bad weather, and uphill driving. If your car has selectable regenerative braking, it's crucial to monitor your driving speed and keep it set to the "Standard" position in order to maximize range.

TIP! Driving more effectively, using a low-voltage charger on a daily basis, maintaining your car's tire pressure, removing unneeded baggage to decrease your load, and removing roof racks when not in use can all help you conserve range.