Consumer Reports testing finds the Tesla Model 3 has a 350 mile actual range versus 310 EPA sticker.
Tesmanian reports taht Sun Xiaohe, Chief of the High-tech Industry and Technology Innovation Division of the Management Committee of Lingang New Area said, “Tesla Gigafactory 3 Shanghai is expecting to achieve 12,000 monthly production rate soon, and the number will gradually rise.
As of February 22, there is no cases of Coronavirus in Shanghai Lingang.
Model 3 achieves 350 mile actual range vs 310 EPA sticker in Consumer Reports testing https://t.co/5hqRhjP4bV
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 22, 2020
SOURCES – Twitter, Tesmanian
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9 thoughts on “Consumer Reports Says Tesla Model 3 Range is 350 Miles”
Model 3 LR has a 78kWh gross battery,
with around 73kWh usable by the driver, as you can check with Scan my tesla ODBII tool (as you can see in Bjorn Nyland videos).
I get 238 Wh/mile on my LR Model 3. That’s with aggressive regen and a heavy foot.
Hopefully these guys finish their VSC Killer soon so I can start drifting this car…
Not, it is 78kWh usable battery.
In practice, it looks like 250-280 Wh/mile is reasonable consumption. Rising to 350 Wh/mi in cold conditions (plus cabin heat).
That’s ok. I’ve never achieved the printed MPG in a gas car either, under the perfect operating temperature band, altitude, traffic patterns, etc.
The range is the range. How close people want to cut that is up to them, just as in a gasoline vehicle. My sister often drives on fumes…annoys the heck out of me.
Well, if you visit consumerreports.org and read what they ACTUALLY SAID, they report it as 310, not 350. But in the road test result I see:
“We found that our Model 3 met the EPA’s original rating of 310 miles per charge and we were able to get 350 miles when the aggressive regenerative braking mode was engaged.”
To the person who down thumbed me. I have a long range model 3, love it, in line for the cyber truck. The person who runs their battery out getting those 350 miles will deserve every accolade.
It really is NOT that far-fetched. The Model 3 “long range” model has a 62 kWh useable energy battery pack. 350 miles ÷ 60 kWh = 5.6 mi/kWh. This also is 9.1 km/kWh.
Now, while I generally use numbers like 3.0 to 4.0 mi/kWh (4.8 to 6.4 km/kWh) when figuring car mileage, recognizing that Model 3 cars do a LOT of city driving, with full energy-recovery thru regenerative braking, and a LOT of tootling around below 45 MPH (72 km/h), then achieving 5.6 mi/kWh (9.1 km/kWh) isn’t all that unreasonable. For the EPA test.
Somewhat doubtful in real-life (because anyone born since the 1970s would know that whatever the EPA rating, real-world mileage is usually less), but still.
“Its a number”.
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not going to happen in real life. Maybe at 40 mph, no wind, and the guy in front of you never farts in your general direction.
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