Here we go again. Another nextmove test video with the Model 3. We are driving from Leipzig to Erfurt (152 km – 94 mi). Today we want to move away from normal electric driving to the hard daily life on German Autobahn. We want to see how the Model 3 behaves under constant fire. Constant fire means full speed all the time – if traffic and speed limits allow for it. So, we’ve been driving for a while now. The road is not quite dry yet. Therefore we drove only at about 200 km/h (125 mph). The Autobahn is relatively empty. So holding 200 km/h (125 mph) is no problem for the car. The kick downs are of course very important as well. And the exciting thing we will see later as well, are these grey dots at the right edge that represent a speed limit or at least a power limitation. These dots indicate that currently not the full power is available. So right now the doted line is there, but not because the battery is too hot but because it is not warm enough. Which means we have to drive fast a while longer to bring the car to nausea. Ah, now it is getting interesting. Now we’ve got the battery at operating temperature. We don’t see any grey dots on the right side anymore. We don’t have any grey dots on the left either. That means operating temperature is reached. Now we want to push it beyond operating temperature. The car will start the fan and will breathe in fresh air. Later the air conditioning starts and will cool down the battery with approximately 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 kW. Outside temperature is 18 degrees Celsius (65 degrees Fahrenheit). After the speed limit is gone: another 2, 3, 4 kick downs and maybe we have the car already in power limitation. Kickdown – on the right hand side we see first signs of power limitation. Now the car is reducing power but only because we have reached the speed limit of 227 km/h (141 mph). On the right hand side the doted grey line below the green battery symbol is the interesting part. We are at full speed. There’s traffic ahead. Let’s see if they clear the road. No they don’t. Chance for another kickdown. It goes uphill and against the wind. And again there’s traffic ahead, I will slow down a bit using recuperation. And a truck is coming so I have to break additionally – and the car indeed breaks well. We’ll do that for a while. So we have changed to another Autobahn: no speed limit and even less traffic. Let’s see how long we can go full speed. The road is dry, despite grey clouds in the sky – next kickdown! Uphill: and next kickdown! It’s not quite as agile anymore. So, now we have the car where we want it to be for the first time. Because now we see that the accelerator pedal strikes the power limitation and the car is not accelerating any further. The street is clear. And the grey dots are coming closer. And the car is slowing down. So after the approximately tenth kick down from 100 km/h (62 mph) to 225 km/h (140 mph), we have reached the point that the battery overheats. The air conditioning is running on full power. Fortunately, we have a free road in front of us, so we can take a look at what’s happening now. Now the rain is coming but, but we’re not going that fast. It’s actually rather drizzling and there are no curves. I am raising the windshield wiper to a higher position. On your mark, get set, go! Oh! I’m on full load and nothing’s moving. Ähmm…that was funny. Like I’ve got something wrong somewhere. But it was only a few seconds and all of a sudden it takes off again! So the road is free again. Let’s try again. By the way, we are at an average consumption of 35 kWh/100 km (56,3 kWh/100 miles) – so it’s not like I was driving slowly. That is more than twice the normal Autobahn consumption (see our test video 120 vs. 150 km/h). We were just driving through a short tunnel with speed limit – that was enough to cool down the battery to a normal temperature. The car is now almost at full speed again. Another kick down. And now we are back at the edge of power limitation – back in the interesting zone. But the car does’nt care much. 200 km/h (125 mph) is the maximum now. Uphill and the speed is going down while I am virtually standing on the accelerator. So I can feel that something is going on, that the car is working heavily, meaning that the air conditioning is working against the battery. The car recovers again and again during short breaks and now uphill it is able to accelerate again. The Model3 is a true skipjack. Oh, now something is coming from behind. What an embarrassment. Not easy for him. Audi Q7. I am at full power and we are back at the point where nothing happens. I am at full power and the car takes a moment to think about it: “Hey that guy wants to accelerate.” Somebody is coming from behind – it’s enough for that. We have a long straight ahead of us – let’s see what the car is up for. Just a moment ago the car stuck at 90 km/h (55 mph) – not accepting the accelerator, now we are driving 200 km/h (124 mph) again. Insane! And even though it’s uphill, the car accelerates up to 210 km/h (130 mph). We are now approaching the city of Erfurt. We have travelled approximately 130 km (81 miles). The battery level is already quite low. But that’s the way it is on German Autobahn. If you want to drive fast you can drive fast with this car. On short distances. Or if you like to hang around superchargers. I hope you enjoyed our ride with the Model 3. Operating conditions that you cannot test in the rest of the world – on German Autobahn it is possible to test. Our followers and us where really curios how the car would hold up during this test drive. 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