Posted: August 30th, 2018
By Jobert Adan, Haydn Sonnad, Alex Salazar.
Tesloop’s black Model X 90D, named Deuxy (“Doo-ee”), officially crossed the 300,000 mile mark (482803.2 km). This is Tesloop’s second Model X 90D to achieve this milestone and third vehicle overall, see our recent blog post about our 400,000 mile Model S. Since joining the fleet in late August 2016, the Model X has been utilized to transport thousands of passengers between LA and Palm Springs and LA and San Diego.
Tesloop is a city to city mobility service based in Hawthorne, California, and it is expanding its offerings to enhance the mobility experience for electric car owners by leveraging the connectivity of vehicles. Each vehicle in Tesloop’s fleet routinely travels 17,000 miles a month on average.
The first Model X was delivered by Tesla in September 2015. Tesloop’s Model X was built in May of 2016 and was originally a showroom vehicle at the Tesla Fremont Factory. The vehicle has driven all 300,000 miles on its original battery and drive units at a cost of $0.06/mile. Like our 400,000 mile Model S and other 300,000 mile Model X, we’ve made the full service record available online.
Disclaimer: Tesla recommends a charge limit of no more than 80% for daily driving. Tesloop regularly Supercharges its vehicles four times a day to up to 95% of the full battery’s capacity for the Shuttle service type. This Model X is grandfathered in with free Supercharging for life.
High Voltage Battery Degradation: After 2 years of extreme utilization the current battery pack has lost 12.6% of its original capacity yielding range of approximately 214 miles when the charge limit is set to 95%. Tesloop has noticed that their 2016 Model X’s degradation has essentially plateaued after about 9 months.
Electric Drive Units: The Model X’s electric drive units have never been replaced or needed service. The front left half shaft assembly was replaced at 214,592 miles.
Interior: Tesloop has chosen to upgrade all of its vehicles to the 6-seat configuration for a more private travel experience. The vehicle’s seats were purchased with the Ultra White Vegan option. Despite thousands of passengers and Pilots (Tesloop drivers) having ridden in each seat, the synthetic leather has never needed to be patched, repaired or replaced.
Exterior: Minor body work was performed at 282,515 miles.
Supercharging/Energy Cost: The Model X has been Supercharged about 4 times a day for the last 2 years. This amounts to approximately 120,000 kilowatts. According to Tesla’s Supercharging support page, California’s price per kilowatt-hour is $0.26 per kWh.
Miles Until 1.21 Gigawatts: There are approximately 3 million miles in 1.21 gigawatts meaning that this Model X needs to travel 2.7 million more miles in order to have consumed enough energy to go back to the future.
Carbon Footprint: The EPA estimates that the average gallon of gasoline results in 8,887 grams or 19.59 pounds of CO₂ emitted into the atmosphere. Per mile the average vehicle emits 404 grams of CO₂ or 0.89 pounds. Tesloop estimates that this vehicle alone has saved over 267,000 pounds or 121 metric tons of CO₂ from being emitted. Because Tesloop Shuttle is a shared ride service, the elimination of CO₂ emissions actually multiples with every passenger on board.
When you account for the number of passengers that this Model X has transported, approximately 600,000 pounds or 272 metric tons of CO₂ have been saved from being emitted into the atmosphere. The average vehicle in the US emits 4.6 metric tons of CO₂ every year. This means that this vehicle and its passengers have eliminated emissions from ~59 vehicles for 1 year. Tesloop acknowledges that most Supercharging stations are currently powered by the city’s power grid, but in the future these stations will draw from more sustainable sources.
Tesloop is an extreme use case for Tesla vehicles. The average Tesla owner would Supercharge to the recommend rates and times. Tesloop believes this vehicle can travel a few hundred thousand more miles in the next few years, but a high voltage battery or drive unit change is likely for the safety of its customers.