Before anyone else could even get close, Tesla Motors has officially claimed the title of being the first EV manufacturer to offer an electric car with an EPA-rated driving range that surpasses 400 miles. The popular electric carmaker achieved this great feat with a recent announcement of its new Model S (Long Range Plus) liftback sedan that comes with 402-miles (647km) EPA range.
Meet the new Tesla Model S (Long Range Plus) with 402-miles (EPA-rated) driving range that set a new world record
All the attention and expectations were initially focused on Lucid Motors – an American electric car maker that promised it would debut a new EV later this year with over 400 miles range. Unfortunately, Tesla Motors has now set the standard by announcing that its latest sedan – the Model S - comes with an impressive 402-miles driving range. Such a smart move, isn’t it?
For a better understanding of how this new EPA range of the Tesla Model S (Long Range Plus) compares to other Tesla cars and EVs from other brands, see the table below;
|Top 5 electric car models listed by their EPA-rated range|
|Model Name & Year||EPA-rated range|
|2020 Tesla Model S (Long Range Plus)||402 miles|
|2020 Tesla Model X||351 miles|
|2020 Tesla Model 3 (Long Range)||330 miles|
|2020 Tesla Model Y||316 miles|
|2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV||259 miles|
|2020 Hyundai Kona Electric||258 miles|
Also, below is a screenshot of the updated landing page for the new Model S (Longe Range Plus) on Tesla Motors official website;
The official website of Tesla Motors is already updated with the new 402-miles rating on the Tesla Model S (Long Range Plus) page
In case you do not know much about the previous Tesla Model S, check out this review video below;
My Tesla Model S Overview!
And speaking of setting records, you should also read our article on 8 astounding facts about Tesla Motors.