The cars showed a much lower range than similar models.
Experts from Edmunds.com have tested the range of cars sold on the U.S. car market. Most cars have coped with the task, but problems have arisen in the “test cars” of the company Tesla. In this case, we are talking about Tesla Model S models, Model 3, Model X and Model Y.
It is noted that Edmunds.com conducted tests in real conditions. The route was laid both through populated areas, and on highways. The test was decided to end when the system warned of low battery power. Thus, the charge should have been enough for 16 kilometers.
And here, all four Tesla models did the worst. It is noted that Model 3 Performance drove 412 kilometers instead, Model X Long Range – 473 kilometers, Model Y Performance – 380 kilometers.
However, it is important to clarify that the data could be underestimated due to the fact that Tesla electric cars warn of a low battery charge earlier than cars of other brands. However, in fact, the car can drive a lot more than the Edmunds.com experts recorded. They admitted it themselves. Therefore, it is difficult to say for sure if the cars of Ilon Musk’s company could really pass the test and which place they took.