After the Tesla Model S Lengthy Vary Plus had been formally rated at 402 miles (647 km) in June 2020, Tesla now delivers variations that may go even additional.

In line with Electrek, who obtained a photograph of the Monroney sticker of the newly produced Mannequin S Plus (November), it reveals 409 miles (658 km) of EPA mixed vary.

That is 1.7% extra than beforehand and a brand new file for an electrical automotive obtainable in the marketplace.

It is scorching information as even Tesla has not revealed this quantity in its on-line design studio (in fact, there’s additionally nothing new on the EPA web site).

Tesla Model S EPA rating (source: Electrek)

Tesla Mannequin S EPA ranking (supply: Electrek)

As soon as we evaluate the brand new EPA ranking with the earlier, from June, it seems that there are variations within the effectivity.

The brand new Mannequin S LRP is sort of 1% much less environment friendly (sure, much less) within the mixed take a look at cycle, and a few 1.6% much less environment friendly within the metropolis, whereas on the freeway it seems to be virtually 1% extra environment friendly (all percents extremely rounded).

New EPA ranking:

  • vary of 409 miles (658 km)
  • vitality consumption (together with charging losses):
    • mixed: 116 MPGe – 291 Wh/mi (181 Wh/km)
    • metropolis: 119 MPGe – 283 Wh/mi (176 Wh/km)
    • freeway: 113 MPGe – 298 Wh/mi (185 Wh/km)

2020 Tesla Mannequin S Lengthy Vary Plus EPA ranking:

  • vary of 402 miles (647 km)
  • vitality consumption (together with charging losses):
    • mixed: 117 MPGe – 288 Wh/mi (179 Wh/km)
    • metropolis: 121 MPGe – 279 Wh/mi (173 Wh/km)
    • freeway: 112 MPGe – 301 Wh/mi (187 Wh/km)

How might or not it’s that the brand new automotive is barely much less environment friendly, however will get 1.7% extra vary? Our first guess is that it has greater vitality dense battery cells.

We will speculate that the brand new cells present a number of % enchancment, however Tesla didn’t but unlock it totally (which could occur a number of months later).

The Efficiency model has lately additionally obtained a spread improve: by 11.2% to 387 miles (623 km).

Tesla Model S with 19
Lucid Air Dream Edition

Electrek famous that the rise to 409 miles may be associated to the Tesla / Lucid Motors rivalry. In October, Tesla lowered the price of the entry-level Tesla Mannequin S to $69,420, making it cheaper than the upcoming (in 2022) entry-level Lucid Air ($77,400 or $69,900 after deducting the federal tax credit score).

The entry-level Lucid Air was though rated at 406 miles (653 km), which suggests barely above the Mannequin S (402 miles). Now, with 409 miles, Tesla is forward in each worth, vary, and naturally the supply.