Model 3 Keeps 98% of Range After 100,000 Miles
An owner of a Tesla Model 3 and an intensive driver posted a piece of very interesting information about the rage of his Model 3 after driving more than 100,000 miles. Twitter user @MCarbon posted a short video demonstrating the range of his 2018 Model 3.He has already driven 130,000 miles, which is almost 210,000 kilometers if you are watching from Europe or elsewhere. He says he has driven without almost any problems and now his Model 3 gets 98 percent of range per full charge after so many miles.
Model 3 only lost 2% range
Interestingly another Twitter user, who viewed this video revealed that his Model 3 also only lost 2 percent of range after 100,000 miles, going from 310 miles per full charge to 303 miles. That’s basically only just over 2 percent loss after such high mileage, making the Tesla Model 3 a very good value.
The typical range is not the same as the standard range. Instead, it is calculated on the basis of a "typical" consumption and the battery capacity assumed by Tesla; if the consumption assumption does not change, the information allows conclusions to be drawn about the battery. Model 3, which I am talking about in this case, is said to be the variant with a large battery and rear-wheel drive (LR RWD), which is currently not available on the Tesla website. The car was bought in April 2018 according to the owner.
Twitter user TeslaJoy, who also has another good Tesla Youtube channel asked @MCarbon how he was charging and if he was supercharging his Model 3 to get such good efficiency in rage. “Yup. I supercharge 98% of the time as I’m on the road 320 days a year, @MCarbon replied.
Frequent direct-current charging, such as on the Supercharger, is considered harmful for all types of lithium-ion batteries, including those from Tesla. It is remarkable that the Twitter user reported a drop in reach of just over 2 percent. However, on request, he also stated that the battery should be kept between 30 and 70 percent wherever possible.
Riddles about range differences
In any case, several other Tesla owners reacted to his new data with their own reports on mileage and typical range with a fully charged battery. Most of them seemed to be under @MCarbon's 303 miles, although they weren't nearly as far with their Model 3 (several, but probably not all in the same economical RWD variant). What exactly these differences are, is puzzling, but without first coming to a compelling result.
Armen Hareyan is the founder and the Editor in Chief of Torque News. He founded TorqueNews.com in 2010, which since then has been publishing expert news and analysis about the automotive industry. He can be reached at Torque News Twitter, Facebok, Linkedin and Youtube.