Tesla Model 3 (wallpaper 2,560x)

Tesla Model 3 (wallpaper 2,560x)

The Tesla Model 3 is the second most efficient pure electric vehicle on sale in the U.S.

That is, if one lone image of the window sticker shows what we think it does.

Tesla Model 3 Data Via EPA - Click To Enlarge

Tesla Model 3 Data Via EPA - Click To Enlarge

A fella by the name of Andrew Rhodes recently uploaded an image of a Model 3's frunk with what appears to be its EPA window sticker within. The image is a bit fuzzy, so it's impossible to make out all the details, but what immediately stands out is 126. as in 126 MPGe.

If true, the Model 3, presumably in longer range (310-mile) form, is now the second most efficient electric vehicle in the U.S. behind the Hyundai IONIQ Electric at 136 MPGe.

Previously released figures from Tesla indicate the following for Model 3 efficiency:

  • Tesla Model 3: 23.7 kWh/100 miles
Last but not least, it's assumed the shorter range Model 3 will be even more efficient given its reduced weight. Add in dual-motor and efficiency should increase even more. It seems quite likely that some version of the Model 3 will eventually become the most efficient electric vehicle ever sold in the U.S. That's an achievement that Tesla sure would be proud of, don't you think?

Window sticker image here

With 258 HP on tap, an ~80 kWh battery to tote around and a curb weight of some 3,837 pounds, were actually surprised by the 126 MPGe rating. Are you?