The EPA Confirms The Expensive Tesla Model 3 Has A Range Of 310 Miles

Photo: Raphael Orlove
Photo: Raphael Orlove

The Tesla Model 3 debuted with two different models—the standard car with a 50 kWh battery pack and the “Long Range” spec with a 75 kWh battery pack, and the EPA has just confirmed Tesla’s claimed 310-mile range for the latter.


The EPA’s website lists the 75 kWh trim Model 3 as 126 MPGe combined, which levels out to 310 miles of range and confirms what Tesla announced back in July. The full numbers broke down as 131 MPGe city, 120 highway based on 55 percent city driving and 45 percent highway driving.

This is, however, only for the long-range model, which is priced to start at $44,000. Tesla claims this trim also goes from 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds with a top speed of 140 mph, and has a supercharging rate of 170 miles in just 30 minutes. Home charging rate is claimed to be 37 miles per hour of charging.


The EPA has not confirmed Tesla’s claimed 220-mile range for the base Model 3, which starts at $35,000 and is likely what a decent chunk of the thousands of reservation holders are actually expected to get.

Production timing of the 310-mile Model 3 is still unclear, with volume production of the standard car not expected until early next year, and we’ll just see how that all works out.

Via The Verge.

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Chairman Kaga

Aside from acceleration and brand cache, I’m having a very hard time convincing myself this is a better car than a new Volt or a even a new Leaf or eGolf.