Tesla Model S Breaks Winter EV Range Record

A Tesla Model S has broken the winter electric vehicle range record as part of a test that included 29 different models.

The test, which was of many conducted in Norway over the years, is designed to test the range and efficiency of electric vehicles when they are used in colder climates.

The tests were carried out by driving in a loop between Oslo and Hjerkinn at temperatures between -5C and -10C with the Model S running for 329 miles on a single charge.

Notably, it was the only EV to get beyond the 280-mile mark with the Mercedes-Benz EQE 300 coming in second.

While electric cars are often quoted as having a specific range in ideal conditions, winter weather is known to have a very detrimental impact on that range once the temperatures start to get low. These tests show that out of a group of 29 vehicles tested it was the Tesla Model S that is capable of running for the longest on a single charge.

This news will of course be welcomed by people who are looking to buy their first EV and live in colder countries, although the Tesla Model S is far from a budget option. It isn’t even being sold in parts of the world that would seemingly best benefit from its extended winder range, either.

(Source: Motor.no)

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