Tesla Model 3 Mid Range Now Listed With More Electric Range


Four more miles for your driving pleasure.

The Mid Range version of the Tesla Model 3 surprises yet again. The most affordable version of the mid-sized sedan, nicknamed “lemur,” from the California automaker took everyone off guard when it first launched last October. Now, just days after getting a $2,000 price cut along with the rest of the company’s offerings, it gets a 4-mile boost to its official range.

It still boasts the same battery, of course — the 62-kWh pack it’s been equipped with from its birth. The range change only appears on the company’s website at the moment (see the screenshot of the Model 3 Mid Range Design Studio above) as the EPA website still shows the 260-mile range it was first officially blessed with.

As you can see in the image below, when the model got its official EPA figures it was annotated with the remark “Combined range voluntarily lowered to 260 miles.” The same voluntary lowering was done to the Long Range variant, though its 310-mile figure remains untouched on the Tesla website.

Though we wish we could announce the increase is due to some newly implemented efficiency, as far as we can tell the new figure is the result of a decision to go voluntarily “un-lower” the combined range number. We will, of course, let you know whether Tesla supplies an official reason for the raise.

The range of electric vehicles has always been quite subjective. It can vary slightly from car to car and see quite large differences with different temperatures, speeds, and terrain. If you’re a Model 3 Mid Range owner, let us know in Comments what sort of numbers who’ve been seeing with yours.

Source: Tesla via Electrek

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I tried to fully charge my M3 and I could only get to 255 miles. It’s only a week old, maybe because it’s cold out?

Common understanding in the EV world is that the guess-o-meter that shows 255 miles is just that: a guess based on past experience. If the recent past had high-speed up-hill runs and the temp was colder, then, the guess will be less miles per charge.

the estimated range below the speedometer is based on a constant 250 Wh per mile usage rate; it does not change based on your driving habits. If this number does not go above 255, several things could be going on. 1} maybe you have set a maximum limit to charging capacity, 2} maybe you have consistently charged to car to much less than maximum, and now the software has ‘learned’ that ~255 is the remaining maximum, or 3} there is a manufacturing defect. In the case of 1 above, simply reset the maximum on the app, or on the charging screen. in the case of 2 above, try charging your car fully, to 100%, several nights in a row. The software will notice the difference & slowly adjust. In the case of 3 above, call Tesla Service. It is unusual, but sometimes a pack degrades very quickly. They are usually eager to get that pack back to examine it — it helps to improve their manufacturing processes. This should be fully covered under warranty. I am not a mechanic. I do not work for Tesla. Don’t trust advice you get from random strangers on the internet. Do your own Due… Read more »

Trying to clear out that 3K in inventory since now they’re focusing on overseas production…Before the SR will be produced, Tesla can allow Model 3 leasing and/or produce 3s without bundling the “premium upgrade package” which adds $5K to the MSRP…

Tesla is never going to clear out all its “inventory”, since much of that is its demo and service loaner cars. They may sell any one of those at any time, but obviously they have to keep at least some service loaners in service every day of the year.

I’m also puzzled that you think Tesla needs to “clear out its inventory” before shipping Model 3’s overseas. TM3s for delivery in Europe will have a different charge port, so are not interchangeable with what Tesla has in inventory.

Why have we not heard about what materials go into these new batteries. How will they be disposted of when they are used up. Will our land fills be piles of batteries. saw the truck video an dread that all tires will have seperate batteriy banks … wow on a 16 wheeler thats a LOT of batteries. think the cold winters will negate the electric car… or again multy batters for each function, engine , heater, lights and wipers and how much will the electric grid have to be rebuilt to handle the HUGE draw when everyone getsa home from work. Would love to hear the other side ( negitive ) of the electric autobile
I’m in favour of the hy-bred untill hydrogen becomes the fuel of choice.

Koch Heads/Big Oil funded, anti-EV FUD propaganda alert!

Let’s disinfect this crap by shining some sunshine called the truth/facts on it:

“We” have, maybe you haven’t.

Do you actually want to know these answers, or are you trying to make EVs look bad?

Most of the materials used in batteries are pretty common in other industries. None are particularly bad for the environment.

Used batteries will first find a second life in other applications that don’t need full capacity, and then they will be recycled.

100 million EVs in the US (which will take well over a decade to happen) would only use 10% of today’s generation capacity. Most charging is also done at night. There are no grid concerns.

That’s quite a bit of “old news” that has long ago been debunked here and elsewhere.

As for batteries, they will be recycled because there is far too much useful material in them to go to landfills. The economics alone will drive battery pack recycling. The electric grid is highly underutilized overnight and more than capable of supporting mass EV charging. And hydrogen infrastructure is an energy intensive logistical nightmare that makes it impractical for widespread use.

A bit of personal research on your part is in order.

well, if you are waiting for H2 to become the fuel of choice, you might be waiting a LONG TIME.

H2, “the fuel of the future”, always been 20 years from now and always will be!

It’s amazing how much ignorance can be packed into so few sentences.

And he thinks “hybrid” is spelled “hy-bred”.

rhymes with inbred, so easy for him to remember….

Ha Ha -really? Get off of my Lawn ! Trolls abound – please wake up old man.

Do you know how deep Tesla can dig? Boring company can dig vertical tunnels and drop dead batteries down that tunnel to the core of the earth where anything and everything can be recycled.

why you so gullible?
Are you 80?

The biggest concern regarding battery composition has been the use of cobalt, which is believed to likely be supply-constrained in the near future with existing battery chemistries. Tesla & Panasonic, the number one EV battery manufacturing team, have been making strides to radically lower cobalt use in their batteries, which should help alleviate the situation. Most EV batteries can still be used after the car reaches end of life in industry-scale battery backups. And when batteries fail from those, they can ideally be recycled and broken down into their original components. I agree that battery recycling is going to be a significant priority as more and more batteries reach ultimate end of life. The electric grid will likely need reinforcement, but only at smaller junction points. Most of the main lines are capable of transferring all the current needed. Hydrogen is unlikely to become a mainstream fuel, due to the difficulty and expense of storing and transporting it. It costs upwards of 2 million dollars to build each hydrogen station, compared to less than half that amount for 8 level 3 EV chargers. And hydrogen storage on each car is bulky and heavy as well. While batteries also add significant… Read more »

Thanks , that was what I was after