Global Tesla Model S Fleet Surpasses 1 Billion Kilometers Driven

DEC 19 2014 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 8

Tesla Announces 1 Billion Kilometer Achievement

Tesla Announces 1 Billion Kilometer Achievement

Milestone achieved!

Tesla Motors just announced that the global fleet of Model S EVs have cumulatively driven past the 1-billion-kilometer mark, saving more than 100 million liters of gas in the process.

For comparison purposes, Nissan announced recently that the world’s LEAFs surpassed 1 billion kilometers, but that calculation relies on CarWings, of which Nissan states that only 54% of LEAF owners have registered for data collection through the system.

So, figure the world’s LEAF are nearer to 2 billion cumulative miles driven and that the fleet of Model S EVs around the globe are at roughly half that at 1 billion.

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8 Comments on "Global Tesla Model S Fleet Surpasses 1 Billion Kilometers Driven"

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Miggy

Great news and the second billion km’s will come around even faster.
100 million litres at say $1.50 per litre has saved the Tesla owners $150,000,000 in petrol/gasoline costs.

ffbj

Then divide that number by the total of cars sold to get the savings per vehicle, minus 1/4 of that total the cost of electricity.

voetsak

Now let’s account for the $400 million of tax payer subsidy. Total crock re saving. 10 km per liter of gasoline is 23 mpg. The 3.5 million kwh of batteries should have been used in 3 million Prius vehicles and 2 billion lites of gasoline could have been saved Elon and the 1% caused and extra 1.9 billion liters of gasoline consumption by hogging the lithium. Greenwashing!!

Mint

If the Model S doesn’t exist, do you really think the owners would be driving Priuses instead? Please. The Model S displaces large performance cars getting 15-25MPG.

FYI, Toyota doesn’t use lithium ion batteries in the regular Prius you refer to. They prefer NiMH and all that rare-earth metal goodness.

Hogging all the lithium? There’s no shortage of lithium anywhere.

As for taxpayer subsidy, 200,000 miles in a single Tesla will prevent 250-500 barrels of oil imports (depending on how you count). Forego $7500 in tax reciepts, and prevent $20k+ of wealth leaving the country. Sounds like a deal to me.

Edward Arthur

“Model S EVs have cumulatively driven past the 1-billion-kilometer mark.” and “figure the world’s LEAF are nearer to 2 billion cumulative *miles* driven and that the fleet of Model S EVs around the globe are at roughly half that at 1 billion” do not jive.

You’ve mixed your units…

mike w

Yes you are right. The last milestone I saw for the Leaf was 1 Billion Kilometers not miles.

Micke Larsson

I have done the calculations on Leaf total km driven. And the real number should be somewhere above 3 billion km.

3,25 billion assuming an average driving distance of 40 km (25 miles) per day (which should be pretty fair since the Japanese are a bit under that, Europeans about that level and Americans above that level. If anything the number should be higher considering that the US is and have been the largest Leaf market).

Rob Stark

“Should be” is irrelevant.

Nissan reported 1 Billion km with 54% of the fleet reporting.