Technology is lowering costs and increasing travel distances on a single charge for electric vehicles
But how far can these vehicles actually travel on just one charge?
RS Components have revealed the distance each Tesla model can go with one full charge of battery. Varying in battery size, price, and release date, Tesla vehicles vary substantially in the distance they can travel, with some models reaching 100 miles more than others, You can view the piece here.
Model S 100D has emerged as the Tesla that can travel the farthest, with the ability to travel an impressive 310 miles on one charge. Despite the stamina of this vehicle, it is not the most expensive Tesla model on offer, costing around $120,000. If it’s value for money you’re looking for, The Tesla Model 3 should be a consideration — the data reveals that this model can get you 210 miles, and costs only around $40,000. That’s the same distance that the model X 7SD can get you, but will cost you over double the price at $103,000.
2019 has seen Musk develop more and more Tesla models that are more affordable in order to widen the market. This year already, three models have been released costing $65,000 or less, compared to prices reaching up to $175,00 in 2017. For $175,000 the model X P100D, released in January 2017, has a battery size of 94 (kWh) and can travel up to 250 miles on one charge — the same distance that the Model 3 Mid Range can travel on one charge, but for more than $100,000 less.
This decrease in price in Tesla models is likely a reflection of Musk’s goals to open up the market for Tesla owners, as well as the technological developments over the last few years. Whereas this technology once was a novelty for the wealthy, now it is becoming commonplace in everyday life.
As the rate of technological development increases and electric vehicles become more accessible, it is likely that Tesla vehicles will become even more available to wider selection of consumers. It’s estimated that electric vehicle ownership will balloon to about 125 million by 2030, spurred by environmental policies that encourage drivers and municipalities to purchase clean-running cars.
With the demand for Tesla and electric vehicles continuing to grow, this could be set to be the car of the future.