Tesla Model 3 offers 334 miles of range according to EPA
That’s 24 miles over what Tesla advertises
There’s not much we haven’t covered on the new Tesla Model 3 yet a recent report shows that the EV’s maximum range goes above what’s marketed at 310 miles (roughly 500 km).
Besides a clear-cut explanation of EPA’s MPGe rating calculation (which considers factors like wind resistance and other variables) the same media outlet tries to find an explanation for this substantial difference.
In doing so, it quotes the Model 3 Owners Club forum, where discussions hint at the fact that Tesla willingly down-estimated the Model 3’s max range to set it apart from the Model S 100D – at almost double the price, the Model S 100D offers 335 miles (around 540 km) of maximum range.
From where we’re standing, this looks like a plausible rationale, but if you can think of something else, don’t hesitate to voice your opinion in the comments section below.
Elsewhere, here’s a fan-made Tesla Model SD design study that borrows cues from Lexus and Saab.