Tesla Model 3 travels 515.7 miles on single charge in hypermile run
May 15, 2018  Simon Alvarez


Sean M Mitchell @seanmmitchell
515.7 mi (830 km): Though well short of intentions, great to set the
benchmark for longest hypermile in a #Tesla #Model3. The last 100 mi really
cut into range (poor route planning). Decided to play it safe and stop
early. @tesla @elonmusk @ElectrekCo @Teslarati @Model3Owners
11:39 AM - May 15, 2018 · Topeka, KS

Model 3 hypermile most efficient speed

A Tesla Model 3 driven by Denver Tesla Club president Sean M. Mitchell just
set a hypermile record, traveling 515.7 miles (830 km) on a single charge.
The trip, which lasted 18 hours, started from Denver, CO and ended in
Topeka, KS.

In a statement to Teslarati, Sean noted that the hypermile run’s result is
actually very conservative, considering that the Model 3 still had roughly
10 kWh left when he decided to finish the trip. Ultimately, the Tesla
enthusiast noted that his 515.7-mile record should be easy to beat. With a
better route and much more deliberate planning, he believes that the Model 3
could surpass the 600-mile mark — the distance he was originally aiming for.

The results of the Model 3 hypermile run are impressive, nonetheless. Tesla,
after all, lists the long-range RWD Model 3 with a range of 310 miles per
charge. As could be seen in the Denver Tesla Club president’s trip, however,
the electric car could travel 205 miles more than its rated range, under
purpose-intent conditions.  

In order to get the most out of the electric car’s battery, Sean opted to
travel at a consistent 30 miles per hour, which were determined by running
tests on the electric car’s battery consumption [
] while traveling at pre-determined speeds. In order to maintain the
vehicle’s speed, cruise control was engaged. Autopilot was not activated
during the hypermile run.

The Tesla enthusiast shared some additional details of the trip with
Teslarati as well. According to Sean, he opted to turn on Chill Mode [
] during the trip. Regenerative braking was also set to Low. Last but not
least, the Model 3 he used for the hypermile run was equipped with Tesla’s
18-inch Aero Wheels, which are designed to extend the electric car’s range.

Last month, Ben Sullins of YouTube’s Teslanomics channel tested the Model
3’s range as well. Unlike the Denver-based Tesla enthusiast, the Teslanomics
host’s trip was simply a test to determine the limits of the Model 3’s
battery. During that particular run, which involved the electric car
traveling at highway speeds, the Model 3’s battery was fully discharged
after 281.1 miles [
]. As noted by Ben in his video, however, the fact that his vehicle was
equipped with a modified suspension and 20-inch Turbine-style aftermarket
wheels could have easily played a part in the reduction of his Model 3’s

The Tesla Model 3 is proving to be an electric car that is capable of
impressive feats. In track performance alone, the Model 3 has been showing
signs that it could last in high-speed, high-performance driving. Last
month, the Model 3 was driven on the Autobahn at 130 mph [
] (209 km/h) without losing any stability. Even more recently, a Model 3
recently showcased its prowess on the track [
], where it impressed with its acceleration and handling.
How to Hypermile (with Pictures)
Hypermiling refers to a collection of driving techniques aimed at improving
your car's fuel efficiency by reducing the demands placed on the engine.
It's possible to improve fuel economy by 37 percent just by changing the way
you drive, so hypermiling is gaining interest in light of high fuel costs

Tesla to produce more than 500 Model 3s per day this week: Electrek
May 15, 2018 ... its crucial Model 3 sedan is likely to exceed 500 vehicles
per day this week ... translate to about 3,500 Model 3s per week ...

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