Submitted by bmalloy0 on Sun, 2016-08-07 21:11
Running some quick numbers, MS60 has a 60kWh battery, and can go 210 miles (EPA). That's 3.5 miles per kWh.
60 kWh has the same energy as 216 MJ (same number in different units). Gasoline has an energy density of 129.4611 MJ/Gal (I'm American, deal with it). That means that 60 kWh has as much energy as ~1.668 gallons of gasoline. To get a 210 mile range out of 1.668 gallons of gasoline, you'd be running at 125.86 miles per gallon.
125.86/3.5 = 35.96
I knew that EVs were more energy efficient than ICE cars, but 36 times as efficient?
P.S. Significant figures, I know. I just finished a week-long vacation, cut me some slack.