2022 Year Tesla Model Y And Model 3 Get Range Increases
Tesla has updated both the Model Y and Model 3 for the 2022 model year and the majority of the lineup has been given a boost in terms of range. However, as Electrek reports, this all very much depends on the type of wheels you opt for.
In terms of the Model 3 Standard Range Plus, the range increased from 262 miles to 272 miles, both on a single charge.
That’s when you choose the standard 18-inch wheels, although the 19-inch wheels cause the range to fall to 267. That’s still an increase on the previous model, of course.
Moving on to the Model 3 Long Range, range goes from 353 to 358 miles with the 18-inch wheels. Slap the 19-inch wheels on and things go downhill fast, with range falling to just 334 miles.
Model Y Long Range buyers will now get 330 miles from a single charge, up from the 326 of last year’s cars — both with 19-inch wheels. Opt for the 20-inch rollers and you’ll get just 318 miles from a single charge.
Tesla hasn’t yet said why the changes in range have come around but it’s likely minor changes to weight, batteries, or maybe even just the testing methods behind it.
After all, these numbers are all unlikely to be met by anyone driving a real car on a real road with real traffic.