Tesla Model 3 supposedly improves efficiency for 2018
Tesla, well known for their fast-but-flawed electric cars and eccentric decisions of its CEO, has given its new Model 3 a refresh for 2018 in the form of an increased efficiency rating, with no apparent mechanical changes. This hike slots it just under the electric version of the Hyundai Ioniq on the efficiency charts.
Going by U.S. ratings, the equivalent efficiency of the Model 3 has increased from “126 MPGe” to “130 MPGe” for the model year 2018. The table leader, the Hyundai Ioniq Electric, is just a smidgen away at “136 MPGe.” The range, at 499 km for the long-range version, remains the same though.
The improved efficiency figures of the 2018 directly implies to lower power usage. The 2018 model consumes 16.1 kWh/100 km as opposed to the 16.8 kWh/100 km of the 2017 model, as per U.S. EPA ratings. The Hyundai does 15.5 kWh/100 km.
UAE deliveries of the Model 3 are yet to begin due to production shortages.