San Francisco. The new Tesla Model S Long Range has received its official Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) range rating, showing an improvement in efficiency over last year’s version. When first announced, it was estimated to have a range of 412 miles and was also announced by Elon Musk during the delivery event. But a few days later it was updated to 405 miles on Tesla’s website.
According to Electrek, Tesla’s reference to the range has also been updated from estimate to EPA estimate — leading us to believe Tesla had received an official EPA rating for the long range and that the agency’s website will be updating soon.
The EPA has now updated its website to add official ratings for the new 2021 Tesla Model S Long Range.
It featured a slight jump in efficiency to 124 mpg for city driving and 115 mpg for highway driving – resulting in 120 mpg combined.
Tesla has updated the battery pack of the new Model S with an updated version for 2021, but the automaker hasn’t released many details about it, including energy efficiency.
However, the new EPA rating is in line with the same energy efficiencies as last year and a slightly longer range is achieved through an efficiency bump.
The new Model S Long Range starts at $79,990 in the US and new orders are being placed later this year, as Tesla needs to work through a backlog after several months of delays in deliveries of the new Model S . (IANS)
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