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Adding the most efficient EV to range article

Discussion in 'Tesla' started by bwilson4web, Nov 7, 2021.

  1. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web BMW i3 and Model 3

    Nov 25, 2005
    Huntsville AL
    2018 Tesla Model 3
    Prime Plus
    Recently, I read: Tested: InsideEVs Reveals Real World Range Of Today's Electric Cars

    Tested: InsideEVs Reveals Real World Range Of Today's Electric Cars
    InsideEVs tests EVs to find out how far they'll go in the real world at a steady 70 mph.

    A 2019 Std Rng Plus Model 3 owner, I had hoped to see my ride, the most efficient EV, in the article but it was not there. So I decided to do my own starting with the EPA metrics:

    What surprised me what the increase in range and efficiency. So I took a deeper look at the EPA metrics:

    Several things stand out:
    • 2020 has the lowest high speed coefficient of drag
    • 2021 has the lowest rated power, significantly lower
    • 2020 has the best calculated efficiency, MPG
    This suggests my 2019 might be tuned for more efficiency. Regardless, it looks like the 2021 might need a new, 3d party review.

    This posts is to suggest the EPA metrics might be a source for future InSideEVs articles. I'm not casting shade on the original article. Rather, I was curious about my car since it was not included. Others are welcome to check their vehicles.

    Bob Wilson
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