Elon Musk

Elon Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk laid out what he believes to be the minimum range for any electric car sold to the public: 200 real-world miles.

Musk made a few comments on range during the recent Tesla press conference on Software 6.2 for the Model S.  Here's what Musk stated:

"200 miles is minimum threshold for an electric car. We need 200+ miles in real world. Not 200 miles in 'AC off, driving on flat road mode. Anything below 200 miles isn't passing grade. Most people looking for 20% more than that."

From this statement, it's believed that Tesla's upcoming Model 3 will have between 200 and 240 miles of range.

Musk spoke of the high limits for range too, saying that basically 400 miles of range is unnecessary, as the car is then carrying around a lot of extra, often-unused battery.