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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Tesla Model S: EPA rating 89 MPGe, 265-mile range

The EPA has rated the Tesla Model S luxury EV equipped with the 85 kWh pack at 89 MPGe combined (88 MPGe city, 90 MPGe highway), with a range per charge of 265 miles. Tesla is offering a choice of three battery pack configurations on the Model S: 40, 60, and 85 kWH packs, along with an 85 kWh pack performance model. The EPA numbers for the other packs have not been released, according to Tesla.

EPA-rated power consumption for the 85 kWh model (with a starting price of $69,900 after the $7,500 federal tax credit) is 38 kWh/100 miles combined (38 kWh city, 37 kWh highway).

The battery is warrantied for 8 years, unlimited miles. Charge time at 240V according to the EPA is 12 hours. The Model S is equipped with a 10 kW capable on-board charger with the following input compatibility: 85-265 V, 45-65 Hz, 1-40 A. With a High Power Wall Connector and Twin Chargers (i.e., 20 kW capable), Model S can be recharged at the rate of 62 miles of range per hour. The 85 kWh version of the Model S is “Supercharger” equipped, allowing fast charging that will replenish 160 miles of travel in about 30 minutes when applied to the 85 kWh vehicle.

The Model S with 85 kWh pack has a top speed of 125 mph (201 km/h) and accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds.

Source: EPA

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