How Many Miles Will a Tesla Last?


Renewable energy is a very important topic, people and governments around the world are trying to reduce their carbon footprint and many places are looking to swap out cars that rely on fossil fuels for cars that can be charged, especially by solar power.

One of the leading brands in cars that are powered by electricity is Tesla, they’re known for their eccentric owner and founder Elon Musk and how he developed an affordable car that is super-efficient.

The big question when it comes to electric cars surrounds the battery and how many miles you’re going to get in between charges. So, this article will explore how many miles per charge the different Tesla models will achieve.

Important Note: In regards to lifetime mileage, all Teslas are rated to 500,000 miles on the battery and 1,000,000 miles on the vehicle itself. Tesla is expecting to increase the lifetime mileage of the battery to 1,000,000 miles in the near future.

Tesla Model S

This is the first car they have listed on their website, it comes in two different versions, the standard Model S which is a dual-motor all-wheel drive and the Model S Plaid which is a tri-motor all-wheel drive, this comes in more expensive than the standard Model S.

The Model S is one of the more expensive models as it does have a high output in its range. The Model S, especially the Model S Plaid, is probably the best Tesla to purchase for its price and the distances it can cover. The Model S can hit 155mph, a 0-60mph in 3.1 seconds, has a range of 405 miles, with 670 hp.

The Model S Plaid reaches 200mph, 0-60 in 1.99 seconds, a range of 396 miles and 1020 hp. This car achieves such amazing stats like this as it has the lowest drag of any car on earth preventing air resistance slowing it down.

Model S

  • 155mph top speed
  • 0-60mph in 3.1 seconds
  • Range of 405 miles fully charged
  • 670 Horsepower

Model S Plaid

  • 200mph top speed
  • 0-60mph 1.99 seconds
  • Range of 396 miles fully charged
  • 1020 Horsepower

Tesla Model 3

The Tesla Model 3 is designed to be one of the more affordable options when it comes to electric cars, it was one of the first ones developed aimed at the general population with affordability in mind. When buying one of the Model 3’s there are a few different options when it comes to its power and range.

There’s the standard model that is specifically rear-wheel drive and two dual-motor all-wheel drive, one designed for longer range and the other one with performance in mind.  A benefit of model 3 is that it is one of Tesla’s safest models achieving a 5-star rating on safety.

When looking at the specifications of performance the Model 3 only just loses to the Model S. The standard Model 3 has a top speed of 140mph, does 0-60mph in 5.8 seconds, and a range of 267 miles.

The Dual motor all-wheel-drive long range has a top speed of 145mph, does 0-60mph in 4.2 seconds and has a range of 334 miles. The Dual motor all-wheel-drive performance model can hit 162mph, 0-60mph in 3.1 seconds and a range of 315 miles.

Tesla Model 3

  • 140mph top speed
  • 0-60mph 5.8 seconds
  • Range of 267 miles

Tesla Model 3 Long Range

  • 145mph top speed
  • 0-60mph 4.2 seconds
  • Range of 334 miles

Tesla Model 3 Performance

  • 162mph top speed
  • 0-60mph 3.1 seconds
  • Range of 315 miles

Tesla Model X 

The Tesla Model X is considered to be Tesla’s first SUV, they also claim it to be the best performing SUV that has ever been built. They even go on to claim that this is the best battery that they have designed for one of their cars and can give the best torque and speeds with a maximum range in mind.

For this SUV they have designed a battery with a new module and pack thermal architecture that helps with much faster charging and better endurance under any circumstance. The Tesla Model X comes in two different variations, one being the standard Model X and the other being the Model X Plaid, the Plaid model.

The standard Model X runs a dual-motor all-wheel drive to deliver the longest range possible and the Plaid version runs a tri-motor all-wheel drive to deliver the maximum performance output.

The Plaid version of the Model X has better performance when it comes to speed and power, but does have a slightly smaller range, but as it’s only 15 miles less it’s considerably better.

Tesla Model X

  • 155mph top speed
  • 0-60mph 3.8 seconds
  • Range of 332 miles

Tesla Model X Plaid

  • 163mph top speed
  • 0-60mph 2.5 seconds
  • Range of 311 miles

Tesla Model Y

The Tesla Model Y is designed to be a cross between an SUV and a family car being able to hold a maximum number of passengers, but also with range, utility, and safety in mind.

With the Tesla Model Y being a cross between a big family car and an SUV it has plenty of room in the back, if you’re not having all 7 seats in use, you’re able to fold down the backset of seats and have a massive amount of room to use, and if that wasn’t enough you can fold down the middle set of seats and have even more room if you’re thinking of transporting large cargo.

The Model Y comes in two versions, a standard model, and a performance model.

Model Y

  • 135mph top speed
  • 0-60mph 4.8 seconds
  • Range of 318 miles

Model Y Performance

  • 155mph top speed
  • 0-60mph 3.5 seconds
  • Range of 303 miles

Conclusion

The number of miles you get with your Tesla really depends on which model you’re buying, and which version of each model you buy, but the minimum amount of miles you’re getting out of a Tesla is 267 miles on the worst version of a Tesla.

Greg Gottfried

The articles here on ThatTeslaChannel.com are created by Greg Gottfried, a Tesla vehicle and Tesla solar expert with nearly half a decade of hands-on experience. Being a Tesla owner allows Greg to fact-check information and personally try new scenarios out before publishing an article explaining the process.

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