There have been a couple of recent announcements regarding Tesla Model 3 range ratings. Not being groundbreaking news, we never covered the updates, but now is the time. So say the rulers of the Internet.
The Tesla Model 3 Mid Range received an EPA rating of 260 miles (combined). But then Elon Musk came out and tweeted that the rating is actually 264 miles — the 260 estimate was off. (Note: The Department of Energy’s Fuel Economy site still shows 260 miles.) The Tesla Model 3 Long Range, as a reminder, has a range rating of 310 miles.
Aside from range, the EPA also provided efficiency ratings: 123 MPGe combined, 128 MPGe in the city, and 117 MPGe on the highway. That’s slightly better than the Model 3 Long Range, which scores 116 MPGe, 120 MPGe, and 112 MPGe, respectively.
All version of the Model 3 are estimated to save you $3,500 over the course of 5 years compared to buying an average new vehicle. Of course, such calculations are based on various assumptions — gas prices, where you charge and what the cost of charging is for you, and how many miles you’ll drive, for example. You can personalize the estimates on the DOE’s website.
The other range update regarding the Model 3 is that the Long Range trim got a WLTP rating in Europe. Overly enthusiastic as always, the rating there is 544 km (338 miles).
And no, you can’t actually drive further in Europe. In fact, it’s quite a bit colder in Europe, and everyone with an EV knows a cold winter will eat into your range.
Tesla website shows that the Model 3 has finished the European range tests and scored 544 km WLTP rated range. You can see 544 km WLTP in the screenshot on the left side. Search for WLTP to find out more. Other paperwork should be completed soon. I don't see any issues. pic.twitter.com/j628msc4i8
— Troy Teslike (@TroyTeslike) December 13, 2018
In case you missed the news in the past year, you can go to the Tesla website and order a Tesla Model 3 Long Range (with all-wheel drive) or Mid Range (with rear-wheel drive) at any time and receive your car in fairly short order.
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