In early 2020, Tesla released the new Tesla Model S Long Range Plus, with a Tesla rated range of around 391 miles, although Elon Musk claimed that it should top 400 miles.
“Well, actually, the core chemistry inside the 18650 cell has improved many times over the years. So, it’s really just a form factor as opposed to a core technology. So yes, I think we’re pretty happy with where is the energy content of the cell and the improvements in efficiency of the vehicle. We’re rapidly approaching a 400-mile range for Model S, for example. So, it won’t be long before Model S has a 400-mile range.”
There has however been some controversy between Musk and the EPA over the cars actual range, as the organisation claimed the cars range was much lower than the 391 miles which Tesla had listed.
Now a YouTuber has decided to test this and managed to hit the 400 mile range mark, but there is a catch, he spent most of this time driving at 55 mph on 75 mph which is not a realistic test for the car. Watch the video and let me know your thoughts in the comments.