Racing fuel is expensive. Electricity is inexpensive. The Tesla Model S uses electricity. And according to some math doings, that makes it one of the cheapest ways to get your ass quickly down a drag strip ever... If you don't count the price of the actual car.
- Set the regenerative braking to full.
- Turn off traction control.
- Stomp on gas.
- Run the quarter mile and max out at 114 MPH in the quarter, let off gas immediately past marker.
- Let braking regenerate on the rundown.
Going down the strip, you'll use 1.1 kWh of power. Regen recoups 0.6 kWh of power, making your power spend 0.5 kWh. The Model S Performance has an 85 kWh battery, which theoretically means it could make 170 runs before needing a charge. And Drag Times says that means that at current energy costs in Florida, each run would cost just $0.06.
How's that for going green?
(Hat Tip to Fikse!)