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How Many kWh Does a Tesla Model 3 RWD Have?

How many kWh does a Tesla Model 3 RWD have? I take a look at my charging statistics for my 2022 Model 3 RWD to find this out.

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Charging My 2022 Tesla Model 3 RWD While charging my Tesla Model 3 RWD, which I've owned for 4 months now and with about 4,500 miles on it, I decided to calculate how many kWh my battery pack has. You can figure this out when charging your Tesla vehicle and using the charge statistics. Here's what mine looked at after charging from 20% to 60%: * I charged at a rate of 6 kW at a slow charger * I went from 20% to 60% * The amount of energy I received was 24 kWh This isn't an EXACT science because each percent equals a couple miles of range and thus I could show 24 kWh being charged when the next mile charges, it could go to 25 kWh. There's no decimal value for kWh, but there should be. Elon Musk, can we get this? But this gives a pretty good idea. Here's the formula: I take 100, which is the 100% capacity of a battery. I divide that by the percent gained divided by the kWh added to my Tesla's battery. It looks like this: 100% / (40% gained / 24 kWh gained). Or to put it with just numbers: 100 / (40 / 24 ). Why this formula? Because the 40% charge gained and 24 kWh gained must be divided to get a total value which I call "percent per kWh". This percent per kWh is divided into 100 percent to give you the estimated size of your battery pack. As this percent per kWh goes up, the total kWh of my battery pack will be smaller and signal battery degradation. As it stands, it looks like my battery has degraded by 1% or less at this point. Back to the formula - in this case, I get an exact number of 60 kWh for my battery pack. I've looked at some online sources and they say the Model 3 RWD for 2022 has a 60.5 kWh battery pack. If I take 60 / 60.5, I get about a .9% degradation of the battery so far after almost 5,000 miles driven. But it's unknown if the true size is 60.5 kWh. I know my range is usually between 266 and 267 miles, and was 272 miles when I first got the car. My calculations show a kWh anywhere between 59.5 to 60.5 kWh, depending on how much charge has been gained. It appears I'm getting about 20 kWh per 33% of battery gained, equaling just about 60 kWh or the 60.5 that I've seen online. This formula isn't exact, but it is handy. I'd like to see Tesla use decimal numbers for kWh added to the battery so it's even easier to tell the exact battery capacity left. You may also be interested in:

kWh and the Future of Model 3 Standard Range Batteries The Tesla Model 3 RWD for 2021 and 2022 uses a different battery chemistry. It uses LFP batteries, which are supposedly 2 to 4 times as long lasting and slower to degrade than their Nickel based counterparts. I would expect that even after a few hundred thousand miles driven, that my degradation shouldn't be more than about 10%. Time will tell. I recently wrote about the future range of the Tesla Model 3 standard range. I said in 5 years, that a standard range Model 3 would have about 326 miles and in 10 years, about 391 miles. This assumes a 20% improvement in range every 5 years. I think Tesla should add a section called "Battery" to its center console that shows various statistics about the battery. They could also add this section to their "Energy" section as a new tab which would show the estimated total kWh of the battery, using charge statistics like I've outlined. If Tesla is able to trim the weight of its vehicles, there are advancements with tire technology, and continued improvements in batteries, then I wouldn't be surprised to see an over 400 mile range standard range Model 3 available by 2032. That would be incredible. And things just keep improving from there. I conclude that a new Tesla Model 3 RWD, 2022, has about a 60 to 60.5 kWh battery pack. What do you think about my Tesla Model 3 RWD, 2022, is the kWh about what should be expected? Leave your comments below, share the article with friends and tweet it out to your followers. Jeremy Johnson is a Tesla investor and supporter. He first invested in Tesla in 2017 after years of following Elon Musk and admiring his work ethic and intelligence. Since then, he's become a Tesla bull, covering anything about Tesla he can find, while also dabbling in other electric vehicle companies. Jeremy covers Tesla developments at Torque News. You can follow him on Twitter or LinkedIn to stay in touch and follow his Tesla news coverage on Torque News. Image Credit, Tesla, Screenshot

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Ivan (not verified)    June 14, 2023 - 3:46PM

Did you say you had a range of 266 on a RWD 2022 model 3 ?
That is impossible on my 2023 model. The last 5000 miles. It uses about 267w per miles when I calculated how many KWH was charged and the miles it has covered. Sentry feature was turned off. I figured out I got about 211 range only.