Tesla Model S from 2012 has a better EPA rating than the 2019 Audi e-tron and Jaguar I-PACE.

At one of the most recent presentations, Elon Musk said that other manufacturers - despite finally deciding to introduce their own electric cars - still aren't able to beat the original Tesla Model S from 2012 (primarily in terms of range on a single charge, we believe).

Recently, Sam Korus shared a handy chart with a comparison of battery pack capacity and EPA range of several Tesla models stacked up against the Audi e-tron and Jaguar I-PACE to illustrate the differences.

As you can see, the Model S in 2012 was equipped with an 85 kWh battery and was able to go 265 miles (426 km) in the EPA tests.

It's still more than two other premium models on the market: Audi e-tron (95 kWh and 204 miles/328 km), and Jaguar I-PACE (90 kWh and 234 miles/377 km).

The gap between the Model S and others is even bigger now, as Tesla introduced an upgraded powertrain for the S/X:

  • 2019 Tesla Model S: 100 kWh, up to 370 miles (595 km) EPA
  • 2019 Tesla Model X: 100 kWh, up to 325 miles (523 km) EPA

Also, the Model 3 is well positioned at 310-325 miles (499-523 km km) EPA using about an 80.5 kWh battery (capacity estimated).