Power Loss When Parked - 2016 Tesla Model X Long-Term Road Test
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2016 Tesla Model X: Power Loss When Parked

by Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor on July 12, 2016

2016 Tesla Model X

Batteries will slowly deplete themselves without powering anything, this is a fact of life. Our 2016 Tesla Model X is no different. I spent five days with it and between the time I parked it at night until I dragged myself out of the apartment the next morning, I noted a slight decrease in range.

The Model X consistently showed about seven fewer miles in range every morning than the night before. Since I'm not prone to Ambien-induced excursions, that loss is only attributable to the slow trickle of power to keep the car minimally powered. Something to keep in mind if you're short on range when turning in for the night.

Knowing that I only needed to drive a few miles into the office, I wasn't worried about having only 40-plus miles left the night before. That also meant that if some sort of emergency popped up, I'd probably have to swap cars or grab an Uber.

Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 6,200 miles

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