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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

EPA Says Tesla Model X SUV Has a 257-Mile Range



Earlier today, we brought you five things you need to know about the upcoming Tesla Model X. It looks like you can add one more. The California-based electric vehicle maker is set to officially unveil the production model tonight, along with a host of other specs, but for now, we know how far you’ll be able to go on one charge.
If you check out, and its find-a-car feature, you’ll notice two new entrants under Tesla. Below the many variants of the Model S, you’ll find the Model X 90D and performance oriented P90D.

For the non-P version of the 90D, a full charge should take you 257 miles in ideal driving conditions. Meanwhile the P90D will go 250 miles on a single charge. This is a little short of the 265-mile range of the Model S when equipped with the 85 kWh battery setup.


That is pretty impressive, as the P90D also goes 0-60 mph in just 3.3-seconds, though don’t expect to get the full range if you keep making those quick runs. As Jalopnik points out, a Porsche Cayenne Turbo S has a range of 449, though clocks in at a slower 3.8 seconds to get to 60 mph.

 The thirsty Cayenne also uses premium fuel, which was $2.78 as of the publishing of this article. The national average for electricity usage is 10.45 cents per kilowatt hour.

We’ll know a whole lot more about the Model X following its official debut tonight.