What occurs once you abandon a Tesla Mannequin 3 for practically two years? Nicely, “abandon” may be too sturdy a phrase as a result of this explicit Mannequin 3 Lengthy Vary featured in RSymons RSEV’s video was not unnoticed on the road however parked below a shelter by its proprietor. It was exterior, however not absolutely uncovered to the weather.
The proprietor purchased the automobile model new with the intention to ship it abroad from the UK however that did not work out for numerous causes, so he left it in storage for nearly two years. He determined to promote it lately and that is how UK electrical automobile specialist RSymons RSEV acquired maintain of this Mannequin 3 “barn discover.”
It reveals solely 32 miles (52 kilometers) on the odometer and it even has that new automobile scent inside. The outside wanted some thorough cleansing, nevertheless; after an excellent wash, it appeared brand-new on the surface as effectively.
Fortuitously, the unique proprietor didn’t depart the automobile unplugged for such an prolonged time frame, which might have been very damaging to the battery. He left it plugged in a daily three-pin socket at 8 amps and set the charging restrict at round 50%, which is within the mid vary of the battery.
That was a really smart choice because the Tesla Mannequin 3‘s battery is in fine condition, displaying a superbly regular vary of 310 miles (499 kilometers) at 100% SoC.
The video additionally takes a have a look at the automobile’s software program, which is the outdated model 10 however nonetheless works nice in accordance with Richard Symons, who misses a few of its options. That stated, he up to date to the present V11 software program model and that went easily.
In case you’re planning on leaving your Tesla (or another electrical automobile for that matter) parked for a protracted time frame (4 to 6 weeks), this video has some helpful ideas relating to the battery.
For instance, you need to by no means depart the battery flat or charged to 100%. In case you can depart it plugged in, that is one of the best ways to do it; if not, depart it charged to 90% and ensure there are no apps connecting to the automobile as these will drain the battery extra rapidly. Try the above video for extra ideas.