As a two-time Tesla owner, they provide an energy graph and Wh/mi usage averaged over the past 30 miles. If you're doing a lot of rocket launches (or fun green light accelerations) versus driving with a moderate amount of acceleration you'll see much more energy usage.Okay, I do have questions about this. I've had a number of ICE vehicles in the past that were much more fuel efficient when you accelerated as fast as you could to your desired speed, and then just babied it to maintain that speed (completely contrary to what most believe). Some others have used a lot more fuel in doing that and required you to slowly ease up to your desired speed for the best fuel efficiency.
Not having had electric vehicles before, how do most fair in those regards? Technically it should take the same amount of energy to propel a vehicle to a given speed, so what's actually the most efficient? If I slowly ease it up to 60mph, or if I accelerate full blast to 50mph and let my momentum carry me to 60mph? I know the latter will be harder on the vehicle, but which actually uses less power?
The original Model S was rated for 265 miles and there's a guy who hyper-miled and drove for something like 18 hours straight at 25mph and got over 400 miles of range.
So there's a happy medium between trying to set a world distance record and driving like you stole it. You just have to realize where you are on the spectrum, especially if you are cutting it close on range.