Tesla Model 3 has a range of 310 miles, EPA confirms

The Tesla’s Model 3 can go 310 miles on a charge and use the plethora of Tesla Superchargers across the country when you are traveling long distances. If not you charge at home at night.
The Tesla’s Model 3 can go 310 miles on a charge and use the plethora of Tesla Superchargers across the country when you are traveling long distances. When not you charge at home at night.

Tesla’s Model 3, the most important car to come out in decades, has a confirmed range of 310 miles, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. That figure applies to the long-range version of the Model 3, and echoes the vehicle specs released by Tesla back in July. It also makes the Model 3 one of the most efficient passenger electric vehicles on the market.

The EPA’s range is used as the advertised figure for electric vehicles that are sold in the US. The 310-mile range is an estimate of the number of miles the vehicle should be able to travel in combined city and highway driving from a full charge. That’s 131 miles per gallon gasoline equivalent (MPGe) for city driving, 120 MPGe on the highway, and 126 MPGe combined.

You’ll have to pay more to get that extended range, though. Tesla said it would be selling a standard version of the Model 3, with just 220 miles of range, for $35,000. The long-range version will start at $44,000, the automaker says. Production on the standard version isn’t expected to begin until 2018.

Of course, that’s assuming you’ll be able to get any version of the Model 3 in the near future. In the last quarter, Tesla produced only 260 Model 3s; that’s about three cars a day and well behind a normal pace of about one car per minute. Earlier this month, Tesla pushed back its target for volume production on the Model 3 — widely seen as crucial to the company’s long-term future — by about three months to fix production bottlenecks. The Verge

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