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Tesla Model S Vampire Drain – loses 20% of charge in a month

Tesla Model S Vampire Battery Drain

While this isn’t unexpected or even an outlier even after the most recent updates which have supposedly helped stave off the battery drain while idle, otherwise known as “Vampire”, Tesla still has some work to do in this area.

Ideally, the battery should use as much as an LTE iPad that is constantly connected to the Internet. The solution is obviously plugging it in while you are gone.

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  1. Dries Aerts - 9 years ago

    When I leave my gasoline-car untouched for a month the battery goes fully dead and I need to hook it up with clamps. Okay it’s an older car (10 now) but I think Tesla did a great job already. But indeed, plug as you go. Seems logic 🙂


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