Tesla Vs EPA Range? It’s The Tip Of The Iceberg

From Transport Evolved.

In the last week, a story has hit the headlines detailing how tough it can be to get the Tesla EVs to meet their EPA range – and how Tesla has (allegedly) used special service agents to dissuade customers from making service appointments concerning sub-optimal range.

It would be all-too-easy to point fingers and blame Tesla, or the EPA for poor test data, but honestly, this story is just the tip of the iceberg.

… And it’s more complex than most people think.

Read about the EPA’s test guidance here: https://www.epa.gov/greenvehicles/testing-national-vehicle-and-fuel-emissions-laboratory#:~:text=For%20EV%20range%20testing%3A&text=The%20distance%20driven%20is%20recorded,the%20city%20or%20highway%20cycle.

00:00 – Introduction
01:48 – Tesla Falls Short?
03:33 – YMMV
06:04 – Standards: not very standartized.
07:20 – Test cycle basics
09:00 – The EPA doesn’t test cars – automakers do!
10:33 – Underestimates and overestimates
12:20 – This problem isn’t new
15:17 – Tesla’s ace in the hole
16:40 – Meeting ratings should require hypermiling skills!
17:25 – Solving the problem
20:32 – Thanks, and Goodbye!


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Script: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, Kate Walton-Elliott
Presenter: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Editor, Colorist: Michael Horton
Art and Animation: Erin Carlie
Producer: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
© Transport Evolved LLC, 2023

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