Tesla Model S Owners Drive 1,000 kms On A Single Charge, But There's A Catch

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Based in India, Surya has been writing about cars for over two years now. His work has been published in popular online publications including BMWBlog and GTspirit. He is particularly interested in the business side of the automotive industry.


, Automotive Editor - August 10, 2017

A group of Tesla owners from Italy have broken the record for the maximum distance covered by an electric car on one charge by driving a Model S 100D for over 670 miles without recharging, Motor Authority reports.

The previous record was of 560 miles, set earlier this June by another Model S. After that feat, Tesla CEO Elon Musk had tweeted that a 1,000-km run was possible, with the low-resistance tires. Just a few weeks later, the folks at Tesla Owner Club Italia have proven his claim, covering nearly 670 miles in their Model S.

However, this record was set under extremely stringent circumstances – the Model S maintained an average speed of 25 mph for a soul-crushing 29 hours. Without using the air conditioning. In the middle of summer. To paraphrase Han Solo, no record is worth this.

Nevertheless, the Tesla community is enthralled by the achievement and Musk went on Twitter to applaud the club. He posted, ”Officially verified as the first production electric car to exceed 1,000-km on a single charge! Congratulations Tesla Owners Italia!!”


Officially verified as the first production electric car to exceed 1000km on a single charge! Congratulations Tesla Owners Italia!! https://t.co/r8fFZIFEP2

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 5, 2017

In normal conditions, the Models S 100D returns a range of 351 miles, which is still enough to make it the longest-range EV on sale today.

Tesla Model S

, Automotive Editor

Based in India, Surya has been writing about cars for over two years now. His work has been published in popular online publications including BMWBlog and GTspirit. He is particularly interested in the business side of the automotive industry.