We now have a first glimpse of the Tesla Model 3’s EPA Fuel Economy label and it confirms that this is a very efficient electric car.
While we already saw Tesla internal efficiency figures for the Model 3, it’s the EPA efficiency rate that matters for a better comparison with other electric cars.
A member of the TMC forum whose username is stopcrazypp noticed the Tesla Model 3’s EPA Fuel Economy label in a picture posted online of its frunk (front trunk). The picture has poor resolution and most information can’t be read, however we can see that the combined efficiency rate is 126 MPGe.
The 126 MPGe figure is impressive, especially considering that it’s for the less efficient longer range version with the heavier battery. This makes the Tesla Model 3 only second to the Hyundai IONIQ Electric which gets an amazing 136 MPGe.
Furthermore, the future AWD (all-wheel drive) version associated with the smaller battery capacity version should be even more efficient.
Since it’s always useful to convert MPGe to kWh per 100 km, with 126 MPGe we get 16,62 kWh/100 km.
The Tesla Model 3 is really the first of its kind, a top performance car that is also extremely efficient. This is something impossible to achieve by Tesla Model 3’s ICE competitors such as the BMW 3 series, Audi A4 and others alike.