The Tesla Model 3 Standard-Plus is Efficient as the Hyundai Ioniq Electric
【Summary】With deliveries underway in the U.S. for the Standard Plus Tesla Model 3, reports are flooding in which provide insights into its real-world driving range.
The month of March has proven to be a very exciting one for Tesla. The electric automaker company recently completed its "S3XY" line up with the debut of its latest offering, the Model Y crossover.
In addition to the Model Y debut, Tesla managed to set a new delivery record in Norway. With deliveries already underway in the U.S. for the Standard Plus version, consumer reports are flooding in that provide insights into the real world driving range of this Model 3 version.
The combined real-world range of Tesla EVs has been reported to be in the ballpark of 134 MPGe. The stats are quite impressive making the Standard Plus Model 3 one of the most efficient electric vehicles on sale today. However, when it comes to real-world range, Korean automaker Hyundai is the reigning champion with the Hyundai Ioniq Electric.
This is not the first time Tesla has offered a version of Model 3 with enhanced range. Over the last 2 years, Tesla introduced several updated version of the Model 3, each with improved range.
The Model 3 Long Range RWD model was initially introduced with an official EPA rating of 126 MPGe, which was later enhanced to 130 MPGe. Surprisingly the Mid-Range Model 3 featured a lighter battery pack than the Long-Range model, but only offered 123 MPGe of range. That model was later discontinued.
Customer Reports claims that the new Standard Range Plus Model 3 offers 134 MPGe of all-electric driving range. This claim has not been backed by EPA and so far the organization has not posted the rating on their official website.
The combined driving range of 134 MPGe is based on an average of 128 MPGe on highways and 140 MPGe for city driving. As compared to Hyundai Ioniq Electric, the new Tesla Model 3 only falls short by 2 MPGe with Ioniq boasting a 136 MPGe range rating.
The Standard Range Plus Model 3 only comes with a rear-wheel drive setup and gets a price tag of $37,500 with $8,050 in projected savings. This version costs $2,500 more than the Standard Range Model 3.
For the additional $2,500, buyers get a partial premium interior that includes 12-way power adjustable heated front seats, upgraded audio, LED fog lamps and 4 USB ports with docking for two smartphones.
Manish Kharinta is a automotive writer based in the Los Angeles area. He has worked for automotive industry websites TheSmokingClutch.com, CarDekho.com and CarBikeindia.com. His experience ranges from covering auto shows, to car reviews and breaking automotive news. Manish aims to bring forth his unique perspective on automotive design and technological innovations in the automotive industry.
Comparison: Rivian R1T Electric Pickup Truck VS. Ford F150
Honda E Officially Revealed With New Platform and 35.5 kWh Battery
Tesla to Begin Over-the-Air Downgrades of the Model 3 Standard Range
Mercedes Benz Working On Electric E-Class Sedan to Rival the Tesla Model S
Porsche Taycan EV Spotted Testing with Minimal Camouflage
Karma Automotive Expanding Retail Operations to 20 Countries
Tesla’s Fremont Factory Being Revamped to Build the New Model Y and a Refreshed Model S, Reports Say
Three Upcoming Mass-Market EVs to Look Out for in 2020
- U.S. Lawmakers Are Supporting a Electric Vehicle Supply Chain Policy to Help Secure Raw Materials for EV Batteries
- California Introductions Regulations to Allow Light-Duty Self-Driving Truck Testing
- Volkswagen Begins Taking Pre-orders in Europe for the ID Electric Hatchback
- Volvo to Build the XC40 SUV in China to Meet High Demand
- Ford, GM & Toyota Join Forces with SAE International to Boost Driverless Safety
- The Tesla Model 3 Standard-Plus is Efficient as the Hyundai Ioniq Electric
- BMW & Jaguar Land Rover to Work together on Next-Gen Electric Vehicle Technology
- U.S. Waives Tariffs on Japanese Aluminum for Tesla Battery Cells
- Tesla CEO Claims Electric Pickup Will be Better Than Ford F-150, Porsche 911
- HERE Technologies Making it Easier for Drivers to Navigate with New Partnership