Submitted by mbosem on December 10, 2012
Hey 60KWh peeps....we get better EPA MPGe
The EPA last week released the officially efficiency and range numbers for the mid-level 60-kWh version of the Tesla Model S. Though Tesla was gunning for a rating of 230 miles, the EPA's test results assigned 208 miles as the official number. That's 57 miles less than the 85-kWh version of the Model S.
In terms of efficiency, the 60-kWh version of the Model S outperforms it's 85-kWh sibling with an official EPA rating of 95 MPGe versus 89 MPGe. The EPA says that the 60-kWh version uses 35 kWh to cover 100 miles, compared to 38 kWh for the 85-kWh Model S.