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New EPA Data Shows Tesla Excels In Electric Vehicle Efficiency

New EPA Data Shows Tesla Excels In Electric Vehicle Efficiency

One of the most important aspects of an electric car is efficiency. Only so much battery energy can fit in the space a vehicle allows, and the batteries can be expensive. A more efficient car can go farther with a smaller battery.

The newest EPA data for 2021 Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) vehicles shows the company is still firmly in the lead when it comes to efficiency. It's one of the reasons Teslas have the best range of any electric cars on the planet. 

Electrek has done a comparison with some other brands, and Tesla is far ahead of the competition.

The EPA lists how much energy — in kilowatt-hours — it takes for an electric vehicle to go 100 miles.

Tesla's AWD Model 3 uses 25kWh to go 100 miles, while the two-door Mini Cooper SE, a much smaller vehicle, uses 31kWh for the same distance. This is approximately 25% more energy to go the same distance in a much smaller car. 

Benzinga's Take: Tesla's efficiency is impressive. Even the company's crossover Model Y uses less energy per mile than the much smaller Mini Cooper.

The efficiencies presented by Tesla allow lower vehicle costs, more range and a savings for customers when it comes time to charge their cars as well. 

Photo via EPA Website.


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