EPA Confirms 310 Mile Range For Tesla Model 3

The EPA has finally detailed the official range of the Tesla Model 3, the electric automaker’s first affordable EV.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the long-range variant of the Model 3 has a combined range of 310 miles (499 km), exactly the same figure as quoted by Tesla at the vehicle’s delivery event in July.

In the city, Model 3 Long Range owners can expect to travel 321.9 miles (518 km) on a single charge and 295.5 miles (476 km) on the highway.

Alongside confirming the vehicle’s range, the EPA has given the range-topping Model 3 a combined 126 MPGe rating, calculated from 131 MPGe in the city and 120 MPGe on the highway. This places the Model S Long Range below the 136 MPGe of the Hyundai Ioniq Electric but above the 119 MPGe of the Chevrolet Bolt and the 118 MPGe of the BMW i3.

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  • donald seymour

    This fad needs to stop. A diesel Chevy Cruze gets 700 or a little more range.

    • Vassilis

      Compare this to petrol, not diesel. The general acceptable autonomy of a car is around 500km. Anything more is a bonus. It’s very positive that the 3 can do that. What’s left now is charging times comparable to refuelling times and charging stations as frequent as fuel stations.

      • Status

        I’ve mentioned before that installing charging stations (a unit on a dedicated 220V line in much the same was an electric stove is a unit on its own 220V line) can easily be wired in by electrician, or by a competent homeowner in residential settings.

        If anything the biggest challenge is charging times, but that would only matter if we used EV’s in the same way we use ICE’s. With ICE’s, you know that a gas station relatively common and can refuel a car in about 5 minutes. You know that you can run the car down to almost an 1/8 of a tank and you can still reasonably expect to find a gas station.

        If your charging station is at your home, then charging an EV overnight makes any demand for quick charging times like that of a typical gas station meaningless. You’re not using the EV overnight just as you aren’t using the ICE overnight either.

        • Vassilis

          The point is for drivers to not need to adapt to many changes when they go from a ICE car to an EV. Also, EV owners should be able to make road trips with the cars. Charging it at home every night like you do with your smartphone isn’t good enough.

      • donald seymour

        Okay, okay, point taken.

    • TheBelltower

      Sure. Because of GM’s historic success building diesels, people are lining up to buy diesel Chevys. No one wants that tractor. When you can “fuel up” a Chevy Cruze in your driveway at night without all the stink of a diesel, maybe that will change.

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