https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-3 ... ong-range/
Tesla Model 3 actually has 334 miles of range according to EPA data
Tesla states that its Long Range Model 3 is capable of 310 miles of driving range per single charge, but the company might be voluntarily under reporting its true driving range according to data revealed in the official EPA certification summary report for the vehicle.
First it’s important to understand how the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calculates electric vehicle driving range using a 5-cycle procedure to determine its MPGe rating. The EPA multiplies an electric vehicle’s ideal city and highway range value by a 0.7 factor to account for real world environmental conditions such as wind resistance and other variables that contribute to increased energy consumption. Both city and highway range values are then weighted by 55% and 45% respectively, before being added together and arriving at the vehicle’s true EPA-rated range.
In the instance of Tesla’s Long Range Model 3 that reportedly uses an 80kWh battery pack, the EPA’s multi-cycle test procedure yields 495.04 actual miles attained in city driving conditions and 454.64 miles in highway testing. Using the EPA’s .7 factor and weighted formula, we can arrive at the following Model 3 city and highway true driving range.
LONG RANGE TESLA MODEL 3 CITY/HWY RANGE
495.04 miles x .7 = 346.528 miles (~557.68 kilometers)
454.64 miles x .7 = 318.248 miles (~512.17 kilometers)
MODEL 3 EPA-RATED COMBINED RANGE
(346.528 x .55) + (318.248 * .45) = 333.8 miles (537.2 kilometers)...
For a good discussion of epa range and which other BEVs have diverged from the 70%-of-as-tested standard, see:https://model3ownersclub.com/threads/ep ... 639/page-5
The ability of manufactures to fudge "official" range figures, both by using optional multipliers and voluntary reductions, is why, IMO, the efficiency ratings are more meaningful in comparing BEV efficiency.
BTW, still no city/highway numbers published for the 2018 LEAF, yet.
Anyone get any hints from the Nissan officials at the preview events, and want to pass them on, here?
Guess the Monroney contest: Tesla 3 and LEAF 2 efficiency ratings