On Friday, a Tesla club in Italy announced that they had driven a Tesla Model S 100D 670 miles on a single charge — a new record distance.
Tesla Owners Italia tweeted the news Friday with a photo of the vehicle display and a small explanation: “1078 km – 669.83 miles with Tesla ModelS 100D in a single charge by Tesla Owners Italy-Ticino-San Marino #teslarecord.”
Based on the photo of the display, it took 98.4 kWh of energy to go 670 miles, nearly double the usual efficiency of a Model S, which is 300 Wh/mi. For a watts per mile explanation, check out this forum.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk celebrated the accomplishment on Twitter Saturday, announcing that it was a new record for electric cars. “Congratulations Tesla Owners Italia!!” he said.
Before you get too excited about the idea of driving a new Model S far distances on a single charge, it’s important to …
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