Tesla Model S achieves 400 miles of range in new test – but there’s a catch

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  1. Calliers

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    The Tesla Model S Long Range has achieved 400 miles of range in a new real-world test, as Elon Musk has been claiming, but there’s a catch.

    Earlier this year, Tesla released a new “Long Range Plus” version of the Model S with an EPA-rated range that was later updated to 391 miles on a single charge.

    The new version of the vehicle was achieved through several small changes over the last year and Tesla needed to change the name in order for the EPA to give it new rating.

    Around the same time, CEO Elon Musk claimed that Tesla is close to having a 400-mile electric car.

    During Tesla’s Q1 2020 results, Musk claimed that they already achieved it because the EPA made a mistake when testing the new Model S Long Range Plus.

    The CEO claimed that the EPA left a door open with the key inside the vehicle during their cycle test – resulting in the electric car not going to ‘sleep’ and draining the battery a little too much.

    The EPA has denied that, but Musk believes that the Model S is currently able to achieve an EPA range of 400 miles and it will officially get it once the EPA resume testing.

    Source: electrek.co

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