Last updated on September 12th, 2023 at 03:04 am
Mileage indicates how much you use your Tesla and the range capacity of your Tesla’s battery. When you take your car for a trip, you’ll need to check the mileage of your car at some point.
If you are a new Tesla owner or need to learn how to check your mileage, you’d be inquisitive about how to check the mileage of your Tesla.
You can check the mileage of your Tesla through the tesla app, a third-party app, or the EPA range chart. The mileage of your Tesla is flexible because the range of your battery can change due to some long-term or short-term effects.
In this article, I’ll provide you with information about ways you can check the mileage of your Tesla. You’ll also learn some tips to preserve your battery’s range capacity.
How Can I Check the Mileage on My Tesla?
There are three ways to check the mileage on your Tesla.
- Open up the display screen on your Tesla
- Look down to the bottom of the display screen and click on the car icon
- Click on “trips.” The screen will display the number of miles you have driven your Tesla since the last charge. The screen will also show your recent trip and odometer.
- There is an option for you to reset your current trip if you desire.
You can use a third-party app to check the mileage of your Tesla. These apps track your driving habits and use them to determine your mileage.
Here are some third-party apps you can use to track trips on your Tesla:
This method uses the EPA range chart to check your Tesla’s mileage.
Here is a table showing information on the EPA range of 2021 Tesla models:
|Model||Drive||Battery||EPA Range||0-60 mph||Top Speed||Base Price||Dest. Charge||Eff.Price|
|2021 Tesla 3 RWD 18.”||RWD||60 kWh||272 mi (438 km)||5.8 sec||140 mph (225 km/h)||$ 43,990||+$ 1,200||$ 45,190|
|2021 Tesla 3 RWD 19.”||RWD||60 kWh||267 mi (430 km)||5.8 sec||140 mph (225 km/h)||$ 45, 490||+$ 1,200||$ 46,690|
|2021 Tesla 3 Long Range AWD 18”||AWD||80 kWh||358 mi (576 km)||4.2 sec||145 mph (233 km/h)||$ 49, 990||+$ 1,200||$ 51,190|
|2021 Tesla 3 Long Range AWD 19.”||AWD||80 kWh||334 mi (537 km)||4.2 sec||145 mph (233 km/h)||$ 51, 490||+$ 1,200||$ 52,690|
|2021 Tesla 3 Perf. LR AWD 20”||AWD||80 kWh||315 mi (507 km)||3.1 sec||162 mph (261 km/h)||$ 58, 990||+$ 1,200||$ 59,190|
Here is a table showing information on the EPA range of the 2022 Tesla Model 3
|Model||Drive||Battery||EPA Range||0-60 mph||Top Speed||Base Price||Dest. Charge||Eff. Price|
|2022 Tesla 3 RWD 18.”||RWD||60 kWh||273 mi (439 km)||5.8 sec||140 mph (225 km/h)||$ 44,990||+$ 1,200||$ 46,190|
|2022 Tesla 3 RWD 19.”||RWD||60 kWh||267 mi (439 km)||5.8 sec||140 mph (233 km/h)||$ 46, 490||+$ 1,200||$ 47,690|
|2022 Tesla 3 Long Range AWD 18.”||AWD||80 kWh||358 mi (439 km)||4.2 sec||145 mph (233 km/h)||$ 50, 990||+$ 1,200||$ 52,190|
|2022 Tesla 3 Long Range AWD 19.”||AWD||80 kWh||334 mi (439 km)||4.2 sec||145 mph (233 km/h)||$ 52, 490||+$ 1,200||$ 53,690|
|2022 Tesla 3 Perf. LR AWD 20”||AWD||80 kWh||315 mi (439 km)||3.1 sec||162 mph (261 km/h)||$ 58, 990||+$ 1,200||$ 60,190|
Although the EPA range chart is a way to check your Tesla’s mileage, it is only an estimate based on the manufacturer’s range data.
The EPA range chart values can change due to some effects. Those effects are of two categories: short-term and long-term effects.
#1. Short-Term Effects
Here are some of the short-term effects that may change the values on an EPA range chart:
Intense weather conditions affect the range of a Tesla car. For example, your Tesla would require more energy to function when driving it in extremely low or high temperatures.
The energy your Tesla should use on its range will instead be used to regulate temperature.
#2. Auxiliary Systems
If you activate an auxiliary system when your car is idle, the energy in the battery will run down. So when the battery level of your Tesla is down, you won’t be able to use it at full range.
If you need to leave an auxiliary system when you park your Tesla, plug it into a power source.
The kind of terrain you drive on also affects the range of your Tesla. For example, your car would require more energy and go at less range when driving uphill than when driving downhill.
#4. Drive Style
Drive style also affects the range of your Tesla in the sense that fast acceleration requires more energy. Also, your car will need more energy when driving with many loads.
#2. Long-Term Effects
Here are the long-term effects that will affect the range of your Tesla car:
#1. Age of Battery
The older your battery gets, the less durable it becomes. Therefore, baseline degradation of your battery is inevitable, which is why you must maintain your battery daily.
#2. Depth of Battery
The depth of discharge on your battery can also affect the range of your car. So please avoid using your Tesla battery for too long before refilling it to preserve the battery range.
How to Maintain Your Tesla’s range?
Here are some tips on how to maintain your Tesla’s battery range:
- First, only allow your battery to get up to a reasonable level before you charge it.
- Always use a low-voltage charger (preferably a Tesla wall connector) to charge your battery.
- Avoid supercharging frequently; You should only do it when you need to go on a long trip.
- Always maintain your Tesla tire pressure.
- Precondition your battery and warm up your vehicle during freezing temperatures.
- Instead of using cabin heaters, use seat heaters to preserve your Tesla’s energy.
- Do not leave rear racks or roof racks on your car when you don’t need it
- When driving your Tesla at highway speeds, change the air suspension to low or very low
- Avoid carrying an unnecessary load on your vehicle. Your Tesla would require more energy to operate when it is running with more load on it.
- If your car is an all-wheel drive vehicle, your daily charging limit should be under 90%
- For rear-wheel drive teslas, the daily charge limit is 100%
Where Is the Odometer Located on a Tesla?
The odometer of all tesla models is at the bottom of the main screen on your Tesla app.
You can also use a third-party app like Tessie, Tezlab, TeslaFi, etc., to track the total mileage value of your Tesla’s odometer.
Can You Check Tesla Mileage From Your Phone?
Yes, you can check the mileage of your Tesla from your phone.
You can quickly check the mileage on your phone, but first, you need access to the tesla app. Once you start the app, the first screen to show up is the main screen.
You can see the mileage of your Tesla when you scroll down to the bottom of the main screen.
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