Tesla Model S became the first electric car with a range of 643.74 kmJune 16, 2020
Tesla officially became the first manufacturer of electric vehicles, which managed to develop a car with a range of 643.74 km (measurements were carried out according to the EPA standard).
When Lucid Motors launches its first electric car (called Air) on the market later this year, its power reserve (EPA cycle) should exceed the coveted 643.74 km mark. Naturally, Elon Musk, who is the general director of the Californian company Tesla, as well as its ideological inspirer, could not give the palm to someone else. That is why, the brand’s engineers finally created an electric car version that can travel 646 km on a single charge.
Since Tesla launched its sports roadster, it has been a leader in the field of long-range electric vehicles, and it does not seem that the automaker plans to abandon this achievement in the near future.
Tesla and not going to stop there. The California automaker is constantly improving efficiency and improving battery technology to stay ahead.
It is noteworthy that Tesla hoped to overcome the 643-kilometer power reserve earlier, but all that they managed to achieve was only a mark of 629.25 km. Elon Musk even blamed the EPA (US Environmental Protection Agency) for leaving the keys to Model S overnight, which led to a 2% battery drain – this happened on the eve of testing. EPA experts later denied this fact. However, Tesla did not give up and made some changes that ultimately managed to increase the overall power reserve of the Model S sedan to the current 646 km.
Below we present a list of the six best electric vehicles (2020 model year) listed in the official EPA ranking:
Tesla Model S Sedan – 646.96 km
Tesla Model X Crossover – 564.88 km
Tesla Model 3 Sedan in Long Range Version – 564.88 km
Tesla Model Y Crossover – 508.55 km
Chevrolet Bolt EV hatchback – 416.82 km
Hyundai Kona Electric Crossover 415.21 km
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