Tesla Model S Fleet Passes 1 Billion Miles Driven – Video
Early this morning, Tesla Motors announced that their Model S fleet had passed the 1 billion miles driven mark, truly an accomplishment worth noting, as all the miles logged by Tesla have been fully electric.
The company has now sold about 75,000 copies of the Model S since it first arrived in the US in June of 2012, so as the chart (above) demonstrates, the miles are really starting to pile up fast.
Tesla Motor’s statement on the milestone:
“Tesla, the California-based maker of the award-winning Model S electric sedan, announced its total vehicle fleet worldwide have driven over a billion miles. In just the three years since Model S hit the road, owners have traveled the equivalent of over 4,000 trips to the moon, or almost 40,000 times around the Earth. Driving electric miles, Tesla owners have saved more than half a million tons of CO2 and, by skipping trips to the gas station, they’ve saved more than $175 million in fill ups.
A billion miles on a fleet of just under 75,000 Model S is a testament to the safety and durability of Model S and the ease of charging and driving electric vehicles. Customers who helped log a billion driving miles did so emission-free and most often relied on the ease of charging at home or along Tesla’s Supercharger network. Since the launch of Model S in 2012, Tesla has created a charging network spanning North America, Europe and Asia that now consists of 445 Supercharger stations and thousands of Destination Charging locations, enabling fast and free long distance charging.
Most importantly, Model S owners can be confident that they are driving the safest car on the road thanks to Tesla’s Autopilot capabilities, eight airbags, a low center of gravity and 5-star rating in all categories by NHTSA,
Tesla will kick off this fleet milestone with the launch of the Summer Test Drive Tour which will travel around North America, Europe, and Asia offering customers the opportunity to experience the exhilarating performance and handling of Model S.”