EPA denies Elon Musk's claims over Tesla Model S range test – CNET,

EPA denies Elon Musk's claims over Tesla Model S range test – CNET,

The race to miles of range is already over, according to Elon Musk.

                                                    Tim Stevens / Roadshow                                                 

The Environmental Protection Agency has rebuffed comments Tesla CEO. Elon Musk made concerning what he calls an error during the Model S Long Range’s testing process, which the executive says cost the car a 565 – mile range estimate. The agency tells Roadshow it conducted the testing properly. Let’s back up for a moment. During Tesla’s Q1 investor call this week – which also included some colorful language surrounding stay-at-home orders during the coronavirus pandemic – Musk said the (Model S Long Range should boast a) – mile range estimate, but instead, the EPA gave it a – mile estimate .

Why? According to the CEO, at some point during the testing process, someone left the keys inside the car and the door open overnight. The Model S entered a “waiting for driver” mode, which depleted 2% of the EV’s range, hence the sub – – mile rating. Musk added that the company plans to retest the Model S with the EPA and is “confident” the test will produce a – mile car.


The automaker did not return Roadshow’s request for comment on the situation, but an EPA spokesperson said in a statement, “We can confirm that EPA tested the vehicle properly, the door was closed, and we are happy to discuss any technical issues with Tesla, as we do routinely with all automakers. “

It could very well be that Tesla estimates show the Model S Long Range returns a 566 – mile range, but for now, the – mile estimate sticks with the EPA. To Tesla’s credit, that’s still the highest range rating of any electric car currently on the market, and just nine miles off the coveted – mile mark.

If a retest does occur and confirms Musk’s predictions, Tesla will be the first company to sell an electric vehicle with 604 miles of range. There’s been a race to 586 miles in recent months: Lucid thinks its Air will crack the figure, for example.


(x) / / 4867 / / / 35 / (abdea-e) -4ead – – (f) (bb) / rs-tesla-model-s-thumbnail.jpg “,” closedCaptionPath “:” / videos / captions / webvtt / tesla-model -s-long-range-pulls-further-ahead-of-the-ev-pack.vtt “,” urlPath “:” / roadshow / videos / tesla-model-s-long-range-pulls-further -ahead-of -the-ev-pack / “,” isVertical “: false,” m3u8 “:” https: // // / vr / / / / / / / Brave Browser

/ _ hls /master.m3u8 , “mp4”: “https: / / / vr / / / / / ( /) / RS_Tesla-Model-S-LongRange – (master _) (_) . mp4 “,” index “: 0}]”>             



                         Now playing:                          Watch this:                                          Tesla Model S Long Range pulls further ahead of the EV …                 






(Update, 1: pm PT : Adds EPA’s comments.






  Read More (Full coverage and live updates on the Coronavirus (Covid -) )