Electrek has spotted a picture of what looks like a Tesla Model 3 Monroney sticker over on Tesla Motor Club's forum. The sticker, which has not been confirmed by Tesla, gives us a look at the efficiency of the Long Range model of Tesla's latest vehicle.
In fossil fuel-powered vehicles, efficiency is measured in terms of miles per gallon (MPG) in the United States. To make it easy for consumers to compare electric vehicles to their traditional counterparts, efficiency for the former is measured in miles per gallon gasoline equivalent (MPGe).
The sticker for the Model 3 lists the battery pack as having a range of nearly 500 kilometers (310 miles), which translates to 126 MPGe. The vehicle is rated for 131 MPGe for city driving and 120 MPGe for highway use. While these numbers are impressive, the Hyundai Ioniq Electric's efficiency of 136 MPGe remains ahead.
Still, these numbers will likely bolster further interest in the Model 3, and Tesla is hoping to be able to meet this demand by ramping up production. CEO Elon Musk has previously stated that he expects demand to reach “700,000 units per year” or higher. That would be a lot of green vehicles replacing their gas-guzzling ancestors, leading the way to a cleaner future.
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