2017 Tesla Model 3 Long Range gets official EPA ratings

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With a 310 miles (499 km) EPA combined range and a very impressive efficiency, the Tesla Model 3 is set for a very successful future.


Without further ado, let’s see the data.


  • EPA combined range: 310 miles (499 km)
  • EPA city range: 322,3 miles (519 km)
  • EPA highway range: 295,24 miles (475 km)


  • EPA combined efficiency: 126 MPGe – 27 kWh/100 miles – 16,78 kWh/100 km
  • EPA city efficiency: 131 MPGe – 25,97 kWh/100 miles – 16,14 kWh/100 km
  • EPA highway efficiency: 120 MPGe – 28,35 kWh/100 miles – 17,62 kWh/100 km


Tesla Model 3 production version


If Nissan Leaf sets the standards for affordable electric cars, the Tesla Model 3 does it for every premium sedan, doesn’t matter if it’s electric or not. Until BMW, Audi and Mercedes fully embrace electric cars, they’ll have a very hard time to look modern.

Now it’s up to Tesla to produce as many cars as they can and lead the electric car revolution. Tesla’s success dictates how fast legacy automakers get serious about electric cars.



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Pedro Lima

My interest in electric transportation is mostly political. I’m tired of coups and wars for oil. My expectation is that the adoption of electric transportation will be a factor for peace and democracy all over the world.

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4 years ago

I think Nissan and the German auto companies (and kinda GM) fully embraced EVs once Teala announced their 500k reservations…
It just takes massive amounts of time and effort to change course inside the garguntian bueracies that are auto companies…
The goverments could and should make it faster but they are what they are…

4 years ago

Hola Pedro Lima. Perdone que le haga una pregunta, el consumo en el ciclo EPA en autopista y ciudad ¿A que velocidades se toman?. Muchas gracias de antemano por su respuesta.

4 years ago

Muchas gracias de nuevo Pedro lima por la excelente información que me ha suministrado. Viendo los detalles del ciclo EPA Estadounidense, yo como europeo siento mucha vergüenza con el gran timo del ciclo NEDC que se realiza aquí. Desde luego el ciclo EPA es toda una referencia, diria que hasta nivel internacional. El looby automovilistico europeo es muy fuerte aquí con Alemania a la cabeza.

4 years ago
Reply to  Pedro Lima

Yes, maybe WLTP is coming, but it is not coming as soon as it should be. As European car owners or buyers we should not be concerned about EPA at all, we should have our own realistic rating.

Bruce Sullivan
4 years ago

In San Jose I average $0.28 per KWH on my 1000 KWH per month PG&E bill. So a 310 mile round trip to Fresno, CA from San Jose, CA would cost $23.44 given the EPA stats of 27 KWH/100 miles driven on the Tesla-3. Greyhound Bus is charging $28.50 one way or $57.00 Round Trip, Which is over double the cost per mile than the Tesla-3 for one passenger. That would give me a savings of $.11 per mile. If I paid $50,000.00 for the Tesla-3 it would take 454,545 miles for the car to pay for itself. With two passengers 227,272 miles, three passengers 151,515 miles. Of course if I had a better price on Electricity, let’s say FREE then the car pays for itself in nearly half the distances stated prior. By using photovoltaics on my roof the cost of Electricty is FREE. However, it takes eight years for the PV system to pay for itself, after which the cost of production is FREE. Now with Auto Pilot in the future I may be able to make a profit with the delivery of packages and/or people to their prescribed destinations and I could stay home. The car would drive itself. This could be quite a business if I had a hundred or a thousand Tesla-3’s. I could be on the NASDAQ or NYSE. Efficiency is the future. Sustainability should be the WORD for every financial decision we make. Also we help our fellow man and woman and as well the heirs to this world, our children.