The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) was revealed, according to his tests, that the Model S of Tesla does not reach 400 miles. Despite the challenges of Elon Musk, the EPA maintains that the tests were carried out in good conditions.
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The EPA has conducted range tests on the Model S of the brand Tesla, and unlike the messages hammered by the brand, its model does not reach 400 miles (644 Km) of autonomy. According to the experience, the agency reveals that the autonomy of the vehicle has reached 391 miles, or a figure lower than the one announced.
Elon Musk has responded by indicating that the agency had not carried out the tests in optimal conditions, she had left a door open and the keys inside when you stop pushing and the car goes into “waiting driver” and consume more energy. According to him, this omission would have resulted in a loss of autonomy of 2%.
But the answer was not made wait, and the agency maintains that the conditions of the test were normal and that no door has been left open. “We can confirm that EPA has correctly tested the vehicle, as the door was closed and we would be happy to discuss any technical issue with Tesla, as we do regularly with all the automobile manufacturers. “says the agency
A battery life less than advertised, and a market that is very competitive
The EPA would have assessed the autonomy of the Model S to 391 miles. Which in other words means that the brand might have slightly overstated the autonomy of his vehicle to confront the other models on the market.
In this highly competitive market, the symbolic threshold of 400 miles of autonomy is indeed very important. The other major actors in the sector to arrive at results superior or equivalent to this distance. Among them, the Lucid Air reaches the 400 miles on the road and the Model 3 of Xpeng that reaches the 706 km.
During the announcement of the results of Tesla, Elon Musk had talked about his wish to redo the tests with the EPA as soon as the restrictions related to the pandemic will be lifted.