Okay, we'll admit that we're not 100 percent, absolutely certain that the upcoming Tesla Model 3 will have more range than the all-electric Chevy Bolt EV. Still, sometimes you have to be willing to do just the simplest of tea-leaf reading and see what Tesla CEO Elon Musk is saying with this Tweet:

In response to a question on whether the 3 will indeed beat the Bolt, Musk simply said, "Oh so little faith." We'll take that to mean that the 3 will come with an EPA-approved sticker that shows more than 238 miles, then, especially given Musk's other Tweet today that says that the 3's maximum battery size will be 75 kWh.

Here's what we're thinking. Previously ,Tesla said the Model 3 would have a range of at least 215 miles. But now that the Bolt EV is here, with its impressive 238 miles of range from a 60-kWh battery, we can see Musk wanting to beat that number.

If everything about the Bolt and the 3 were the same, straight math would say that a 75-kWh pack in the 3 would give you something like 297.5 miles of range. We know that the two cars are not the same, but some educated guessing makes us think that the base 3 will offer something like 240-250 miles of range, and that Tesla will then offer a 75-kWh option to give you around 300. Does that logic work for you?

Of course, it's interesting to note that Musk is – as always – looking to the future, and says that the 75-kWh limit is only accurate "at current cell/module energy densities." The future is being written.

Source: Elon Musk on Twitter, hat tip to Dan Z!

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