Watch This Tesla Model 3 Performance Range Test By Bjorn


The Tesla Model 3 Performance excels in a real-world range test performed by one of the most trusted Tesla video bloggers

Normally, when you’re in need of more range with your Tesla Model 3, you opt for a Model 3 Long Range. However, for some, getting the performance aspect offered by the Model 3 Performance is one of the biggest perks.

But, that doesn’t mean that the Model 3 Performance doesn’t offer an impressive range. For the most part, the Model 3 Performance is an electric performance machine. It’s powered by two electric motors, featuring a Dual Electric Motor setup. This allows the Model 3 to sprint from 0-60mph (0-97km/h) in 3.3 seconds. The battery pack will afford the owner with a stated 310-mile range.

However, some owners have griped to Tesla about the less than advertised range for the Model 3 Performance. According to one Tesla Forum member, he’s constantly getting 10-15% below range claimed. The range issue is really not a problem though. Especially when you take into account the thrilling performance offered by the Model 3 Performance. However, for some, getting to know the real-life range is an important aspect of Tesla Model 3 ownership.

Hence, a range test video is what we needed. And today, we might actually have the ultimate range test video – done by Bjørn Nyland, a trusted Tesla video blogger. The video above gives us a clear-cut showcase of the actual, real-world Tesla Model 3 Performance range. Bjorn, at 56mph (96km/h), managed to attain a range of around 280-300 miles (450-480 kilometers) on a single charge. And that’s definitely not bad. Not bad at all. For many, this real-life range will be more than sufficient for the daily commute, with plenty of juice left even for longer trips.

Well done Tesla! As objective as we are, this is a stellar range for such a high-performance vehicle.

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What I do not understand is that the EPA range for the Model 3 Long Range, Longe Range AWD and Long Range AWD Performance are the same at 310 miles. But the fuel economy is lower for the AWD versions and the same for the AWD and AWD performance?

EPA tests mixed driving which uses more regen

The same range of 310 miles for all 3 model-3 versions (single motor, dual motor, performance) is stated for marketing purpose. EPA seems to set a maximum range and the OEM can state whatever they feel adequate below this max range.

And to keep the expensive performance version with the same range as the much cheaper single motor version, Tesla opted to state all ranges as 310 miles. Real life ranges are stated here:

Thanks, here is the newest table:

Basically Tesla underrated the range of my RWD LR with aeros and I own the highest highway range Tesla. Sweet.

You also own a car that actually could become a real classic since Tesla stopped making those LR RWD cars and I fear that they won’t bring them back.

At the end of the day, even the Model 3 Performance reaches 4 miles per KWh [1/((“157watt hours”/kilometer)/.625)].

Yeah pretty neat that a performance vehicle capable of 0-60 in 3.5s gets well over twice the gas mileage as the ultra-efficient (and sluggish) Prius.

The efficiency of the latest Prius PHEV in all electric mode is 161 kWh/km, which is approx. the same as the Model 3, so I don’t understand what you’re babbling about. Of course, where the Prius totally slays the Model 3 is the overall range and the speed of charge. In gas mode this will be like 285 kWh within 60 seconds….

So you keep drooling over those silly 0-60 times, but these can’t hide the fact that charging of EVs to get somewhere, model 3 included, is just plain bad.

The fact is that the saled of prius are dropping very fast, no one wants to drive such a turd anymore… while the sales of Model 3 are increasing.

Could be dropping because they’re so ugly. The model three is a way better looking car

But you’re still dragging around a petrol tank and an ICE and encouraging Toyota to stagnate with 1997 technology. There is no long term future for PHEVs and one day when you try to sell, it will be worth $0.

YMMV. The car comes with fixed numbers. The efficiency depends on the roads, weather, traffic condition, tire pressure, and how you drive.

“The range issue is really not a problem though. Especially when you take into account the thrilling performance offered […]”

Keep that sentence in mind when the next article comes out that bashes the range of other cars. Especially, when they offer amenities that are not a quick 0-60 time.

The Model 3 got 480 km from a 80.5 kwh battery pack. Plus bjorn’s ‘gut feeling on a good day’ estimate arbitrarily added 20 kms for no reason. The Kona got 500 km from a 64 kwh battery.

He didn’t have a full battery. The temperature and the route wasn’t the same. The Kona was done near 25-30 degrees C and this was 11 degrees C.

On the Model 3, AWD has a slight penalty and definitely the 20” wheels have a penalty.

Kona is much more efficient. That’s just a fact.

Sure it may well be, but I drive it at work and I can assure you it’s bland bland bland to drive. You apply the accelerator and nothing happens. Plus it has a smaller motor and you’re buying less car. M3P yes please.

Bjørn uses 86% battery and then recalculated range for 100%. He calculated 462 km (@12mn33s) using 72 kWh. So yes he did calculate for full battery.

The temperature was 10 – 19 C, he started at 17 C and most of the tour above 15 C. That is nearly optimal the battery would be self heated during charging due to internal resistance.

The Kia E-Niro did 500 km on 64 kWh. The tour was up to 30 C. He used AirCo in the cabin, and battery would also require cooling.

Clearly Kia E-Niro is more frugal than this Tesla Model 3.

He used my buddy Ramsey’s car. One of the reasons that it was so bumpy at the end is he was driving in the truck lane. The regen limiting is a new thing in the 3. Mine seems to limit in the rain.

So the M3 has less than half the range of a typical diesel and two-third of a petrol car eg. VW Golf. Seems fine for me if you are willing to drive slow. For German Autobahn you would like to drive 130km/h to swim with the traffic on the middle lane or 160-200 if you want to stay left.
So while I do like the performance edition, it does not work for my longer range driving without charging in-between. Will move to electric when we arrive at 150kwh+ batteries in middleclass cars

Odd that he only got 72 kilowatt-hours out of the full battery by his estimate. I thought for sure that Tesla would allow the full 78.3 kilowatt hours out of the performance model. Also remember this test was path less than 60 miles per hour. Not too many drive that slow.

The article seems accurate based on conditions and speed. On Jan 9, I drove my M3P about 115 miles zipping around the Denver metro area; avg temp was about 50F, avg speed about 40 MPH, avg mileage was 4.4 mi kW/hr. The drive on Jan 12, from Lincoln, NE to Davenport, IA, avg mileage was 2.06 mi/kW/hr (~50% of stated range). Conditions were: TP 45 psi after warm-up, aftermarket rims and Michelin Pilot Sport 3+ A/S 235/35 ZR20 tires, avg temp, 30F, avg speed 80 MPH. Periodically ran the defroster to melt ice on the wipers. Cabin temp: 73F. Cross/front wind 15 MPH. Due to salt melted wet roads, ice built up on the front end which disabled cruise and auto-pilot about 15 min, every time, after returning to the interstate. The longest distance between Supercharger stops was 120 miles. The distance between SC’s is generally < 100 miles which is great when circumstances stack against you. My friend followed in a 2018 Kia Niro. Its mileage was 30% less than normal and its cruise / auto emergency braking were also disabled due to ice build-up. In all, the M3 is best suited as a runabout / commuter car, but… Read more »