Italian Tesla drivers set a new record after driving Model S 670 miles on a single charge
The electric car Tesla Modes S has set a new record with a single battery charge, confirm in Twitter the founder and CEO of the US company, Elon Musk.
Luca Del Bo, president of Tesla Owners Club Italia, said: “To complete the 1,078km record distance, we used 98.4 kW/h of electricity, which is equivalent to eight litres of gas.
“This has been possible thanks to the very high output of the electric engine that transforms 95% of the energy into motion. Just consider that the most efficient combustion engines today do not exceed 30% efficiency.”
Officially verified as the first production electric car to exceed 1000km on a single charge! Congratulations Tesla Owners Italia!! https://t.co/r8fFZIFEP2
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 5, 2017
Five drivers completed the task in southern Italy in 29 hours, and noted that the drive was made easier with the car’s autopilot turned on, which “helped us keep a constant speed in the middle of the lane.”
It is still an exciting metric, however, because it shows just how far you can push electric cars if you really want to focus on charge efficiency. The EPA’s official range rating for the Model S with the 100D battery is significantly lower than what was achieved by Tesla Owners Italia:
• City range: 331.1 miles
• Highway range: 337.2 miles
• Combined range: 335 miles