BREAKING: EPA Rates Tesla Model X Range – 90D 257 Miles, P90D 250 Miles


Tesla Model X P90D Range Estimate Now At 250 Miles

Tesla Model X P90D Range Estimate Of 250 Miles Has Been Confirmed By The EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency has just issued it final ratings for the 2016 Tesla Model X, which means that the electric SUV is now ready to be sold in the U.S.

Two versions of the Model X were tested by the EPA. The results from testing, via EPA data, are found below:

EPA Rating For Tesla Model X - From Left To Right - City, Highway, Combined

EPA Rating For Tesla Model X – From Left To Right – City, Highway, Combined

The ratings above, from left to right, are city, highway, combined.

Both versions of the Model X score 250 miles of range or more combined, with the 90D edging out the P90D by only 7 miles.

For comparative purposes, here are the Model S EPA ratings viaย the same database (note: the 90D and P90D versions of the 2015 Model S were not re-certified by the EPA, so both versions carry the same ratings as their 85 kWh counterparts):

Tesla Model S EPA Ratings

Tesla Model S EPA Ratings

We’re quite pleased with the Model X range ratings, which are just slightly lower than their Model S counterparts. MPGe figures are available, as well (see below):

EPA Ratings

EPA Ratings

The first Model X deliveries are set to occur on September 29th at Tesla’s Fremont factory.

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55 Comments on "BREAKING: EPA Rates Tesla Model X Range – 90D 257 Miles, P90D 250 Miles"

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Excellent, but I still think X owners might be a significant demographic that would want to use Swap Stations on long trips, if they had the option.

Did anyone else notice the black ridge on top corner of where the B-pillar meets the roof? Is that weather stripping?

The difference on the highway portion is 10 miles which means when one is actually traveling long distance, there is a more pronounced difference. It would be nice to know the difference at a steady 70 mph and 80 mph.

We can probably estimate using the 90mpge and 94mpge hwy rating.

About 4.5% worse on the hwy…

Troy on TMC succinctly pointed out that the Model X motors are also bigger (HP) than the Model S motors.

Good info.

Model S 85D is rated at 259 hp front and rear motors as well.

417 hp combined, presumably limited by the battery.

80mph/ why not 90 or 100 … if you’re going to risk an accident – might as well do it right

The Model X penalty on the 90D/highway is 23 miles. That’s less than I expected, but still a bit rough. For ski and camping trips out into the boonies it may not be practical to recharge until one gets back, which implies a one-way trip range of 132 miles. That’s just on the range of acceptable for typical West Coast trips into the mountains.

@Three Electrics

You have to remember though that there will probably be a Tesla Supercharger on the way to wherever you’re going and even a 20 minutes pit stop gives you a nice boost for you trip

There are no superchargers in the North Cascades highway, for example (a common camping destination), nor any near Mt. Rainier, nor are there any between Seattle and the Stevens Pass ski area.


Arizona is also lacking for camping trips in the Mogollon Rim areas (about 35 miles East of Payson, AZ). There is a steep grade and plugs would be nearly impossible to find up on the rim. Only one campground has power – and has very few sites with power (probably 5% of their sites – so they are ALWAYS booked).
There are probably a dozen or more state forest campgrounds up there (without power) – probably thousands of people on a holiday weekend. Impossible to get there without a charge in Payson, AZ.
There is ONE (yes, ONLY ONE) place that will let you charge in Payson….and ONLY if you are a guest. They won’t even let you pay them to use the charger. You MUST be a guest. So, a 2 hour trip becomes an overnight stay. Tesla needs to get Superchargers to Payson, AZ. The city of Payson seems to refuse installing chargers, since they don’t want to spend money on them.

Most camping sites have electricity outlets which Tesla can avail of. In RV parks you have a 50A outlet which is more than enough for a overnight recharge to 100%

A campsite is not an RV park. But even in Yellowstone, a super car friendly destination, there is only one RV park and no tents are allowed, making it impossible to charge there unless you bring an RV along with your Tesla.

When we went to Mt Rainier with our Model S, we rented a cabin with RV hookups to charge overnight

What about day hikes and day sledding? They need chargers at Paradise and Sunrise.

Heh. You say that like it’s impossible to put electricity there.

No superchargers in the Serengeti either.

If you are willing to ask around (and capable of using an extension cable safely!), then it is ALWAYS possible to charge. In 14 months of Model S driving and 30 months of Leaf driving prior to that, I’ve NEVER failed to get a charge when I needed one.

Electricity is litterally the most widely available energy type around. It’s just not always the easiest to get into a car!

When camping, my desire is to head to a spot that has no electricity. Charging in a ski resort parking lot is also rather difficult.

Not really.

If a ski resort has a charging at all, it is limited to one or two slots. On a busy weekend you’ll see dozens of electric cars in the parking lots–so yes, really.

At least in the northeast wherever folks desire to ski, the White River (NH/VT) and other superchargers make pretty much everything available.

Everthing? Nope, you don’t have the range to ski at Sunday River, Sugar Loaf, Jay Peak, and Lake Placid.

My experience doing exactly this in my Nissan Leaf has been that 1) a lot of the time, you can just charge on the way down, or 2) they have electricity there. It’s not impossible to make plugins for EVs. Whether or not they have yet is another thing, but just try asking them – they’re quite accommodating.

EPA difference between 90D and P90D:
Model X: ~5 miles
Model S: ~15 miles

Why this ?

Because the Model S is much more aerodynamic than the X (effect on highway driving) with both being quite heavy (effect on city driving).


I thought you were talking about the difference between city & highway (look at the comment above yours…)

Chris asked:

“EPA difference between 90D and P90D:
“Model X: ~5 miles
“Model S: ~15 miles

“Why this ?”

There may be multiple contributing factors, but a post above says X has different (more powerful) motors, so that is likely part or most of the difference.

Thats cool, but the numbers aren’t completely accurate.

And hopefully we all know that, range always varies

there’s just an estimate and thats it

Do you have the numbers in metric for the rest of the world?


Remember that Tesla never recertified the S for the 90 kwh pack, so those are verbatim the 85 numbers. Will make a little difference when comparing the two vehicles. I expect we will see 90 numbers for the S when they recertify for 2016, and that the 85 pack may go away.

Interesting that it says 80kW dual-charger as an option like the S. There was speculation that the X was coming with a single 60kW charger with no option to upgrade.

I guess you mean amps, not kw

Why is the city range lower than the highway range? Doesn’t this usually come out the other way around with EVs (i.e., more range at lower speeds)?

Watching presumed adults endlessly discuss the “efficiency” of an electric SUV make me want to puck.

I can probably commute to town, on my electric bicycle, with the power the electric doors consume!

We are the ass-teroid!

This, gentle readers, is why you should never post while drunk.

So you assume because you drink that other do too?

Or is it because the s sometimes sticks on my keyboard? ๐Ÿ™‚

Maybe it’s because you mispelled puke? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Oh good grief! Misspelled, not mispelled. I must be drunk also! ๐Ÿ˜‰

If you weren’t drunk or high, it’s even worse. O_o

Seriously. Can anyone on here, who claims to be concerned about our energy use, tell me why you would design a car with doors that lift up over your head, and require an electric motor to do so?

Because they use less energy than your bicycle, and should help sell the car?

Why would Elon need a gimmick to sell the Model X? Electric propulsion is clearly superior to ICE. Perhaps it because SUV buyers don’t give a damn about the rest of humanity and will only buy a vehicle that shouts, “Hey, look at me. I am more important than you!”

Warren said:

“…SUV buyers donโ€™t give a damn about the rest of humanity and will only buy a vehicle that shouts, ‘Hey, look at me. I am more important than you!'”

It would help if your posts did not come across as “Hey, look at me. I am better than you!” Honey catches more flies than vinegar.

Yeah. I will try to quit posting here. I am starting to sound as obnoxious as Trump. My frustration is that being civil, and working within the system for the last 40 years hasn’t worked very well of most of us either.

no generalization there, eh?

Obviously Tesla’s intent is to inspire supercilious posts from holier-than-thou “greenies” who have convinced themselves that their “environmental footprint” is okay just because they ride a bicycle… while using a not-exactly-green computer to post online and complain about those who want to drive a BEV to avoid burning petroleum.

Or maybe, just maybe Warren, it is not all about you.

You should be thrilled to hear that not only are they planning another nuke plant on top of the big fault here, but now there are plans to frack on the fault as well. Our last “aftershock” from the quake that moved the spent fuel rods was just two hours ago.

Where is here?

Why does inside ev’s say the X will option chargers with dual 80’s, when Tesla says no option, and only a single 60amp charger will be installed.

Not us, that is supplied Tesla info/data to the EPA.