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Tesla Model S Range

Posted on: May 11th, 2012 by partapsingh No Comments

Yesterday, Elon Musk and JB Straubel blogged details about the Tesla Model S‘s range and efficiency. You can read their original article here, with details about the test conditions. Incidentally, Elon Musk is not only the CEO of Tesla Motors, but also the CEO and Chief Designer of SpaceX, so our future in space may well rest in his hands. It’s worth paying attention to what he’s up to.

This graph provided by Tesla Motors neatly summarizes the performance of the Model S and the improvement over the Roadster on the critical issue of range:

Model S Range at Constant Speed

Range at Constant Speed - Courtesy of Tesla Motors