Tesla’s Global Fleet Drives Past 4 Billion Electric Miles


The billion electric milestones continue to fall.

As of late last month, Tesla’s global fleet of electric vehicles have now driven more than 4 billion electric miles.

It was just 3 months ago when we reported that Tesla’s fleet had exceeded 3.5 billion miles, meaning that is just a few short months, 500 million additional miles had been logged.

With more and more Tesla on the road every day, the next billion will certainly come even more quickly than the last billion.

More Than 4 Billion

And when that Model 3 hits volume deliveries…the billions will quickly turn into 10s of billions and then trillions might even be possible.

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To be “as safe” as an ICE they would need to have less than 300 fires by now.

Sorry if I can’t let it go, but sensational news started this fight. With ICEs catching fire 90x per billion miles, many of those fires were due mechanical and electrical failure over time, so to be fair, the Tesla data needs to mature for the average life of the auto industry. In the US, that number has crept up over eleven years.

So sensational news started the hysteria without any framework to what it means. I would let it go if it were not still stuck in the minds of many that EVs aren’t safe due to fires. A battery can catch fire, it’s chemistry. It just doesn’t happen in an EV the way the argument was framed.

Nothing to do with article and also not correct. Tesla is one of the safest vehicles on the road. In addition the new battery chemistry is also less susceptible to combustion.

Combining that with a great reductions in accident rates, and your trepidation should be assuaged.

“Less than 300”?? Per Day? Per Week? Per Month? Per Year? Right Safe from “Car Fires”

U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 152,300 automobile fires per year in 2006-2010. These fires caused an average of 209 civilian deaths, 764 civilian injuries, and $536 million in direct property damage.
Facts and Figures

Automobile fires were involved in 10% of reported U.S. fires, 6% of U.S. fire deaths.

On average, 17 automobile fires were reported per hour. These fires killed an average of four people every week.

Mechanical or electrical failures or malfunctions were factors in roughly two-thirds of the automobile fires.

Collisions and overturns were factors in only 4% of highway vehicle fires, but these incidents accounted for three of every five (60%) automobile fire deaths.

Only 2% of automobile fires began in fuel tanks or fuel lines, but these incidents caused 15% of the automobile fire deaths.

Well done to Tesla. Had those 4 billion miles been using ICE vehicles then that would have been 120 million gallons of fuel burnt by the car (assuming a very generous average of 35 mpg). And it’s only going to get better, well done Tesla.

166,666,666 gallons of gas not burned (based on 24 mpg fleet average)

123,456,789 gallons of gas not burnt!

(based on some random but reasonable mpg value)