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Which Tesla Has the Longest Range?

Tesla Model S Parked on the Street

By: Otaiba Ahsan

Tesla vehicles have some of the best ranges among all-electric vehicles (EV) currently available. The stated range varies depending on the model, trim, and tires you choose to put on your car. However, if the distance your vehicle can travel on one charge is your top priority, then we’ve got the answers for you. So, which Tesla has the longest range? Continue reading for more.

Before You Read

Before we look at the different models available from Tesla, let’s set out some guidelines to make this an easier read. We’ll be looking at each available trim for all the models and will provide the stated range from Tesla.

NOTE: Tesla displays range estimates which are provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and of course, these numbers are subject to change based on several factors. These include climate, type of tires, driving style, and more.

Moreover, all the estimates that are provided will be configured to the wheel option from Tesla that provides the most range. For example, the 18” wheels for the Model 3 Rear-Wheel Drive will have a higher number versus the 19” wheels.

Lastly, these values will be based on what’s currently on Tesla’s site for their brand-new 2024 models, and are therefore subject to change over time. For the most up-to-date numbers, visit the Tesla site. Now that we’ve got all that out of the way, let’s dive in!

Model 3

The Model 3 provides a solid range at a more affordable price range, when compared to its luxury counterpart, the Model S. This is ideal, as this car is a common entry point for first-time EV adopters. Currently, there are three trims available, and here’s how their range breaks down:

  1. Rear-Wheel Drive (Single Motor): As expected, the cheapest Tesla also has the worst range among the three trims at 272 mi.
  2. All-Wheel Drive (Dual Motor): Next on our list is the All-Wheel Drive trim, boasting an extremely respectable 341 mi.
  3. Performance (Dual Motor): This trim sacrifices range for speed, with it being between 297 mi to 310 mi. Tesla currently doesn’t display the exact km value for the Performance model.

Model Y

One of the most popular electric SUVs has a rather disappointing range when compared its luxury counterpart, the Model X. Like the Model 3, there are three trims you can choose from, here’s how far they can go on one charge:

  1. Rear-Wheel Drive (Single Motor): The single-motor edition of the Model Y has the lowest range out of any vehicle on this list at 260 mi.
  2. All-Wheel Drive (Dual Motor): Next, the dual-motor configuration boasts a respectable 310 mi.
  3. Performance (Dual-Motor): If you’re willing to give up some miles if it means you can experience next-level acceleration at any time, then this is the trim for you. It provides a range of 279 mi.

Model X

Now we enter the luxury options Tesla provides as a company. The Model X is an iconic full-sized SUV with the falcon doors, but how far can it go on a single charge?

  1. All-Wheel Drive (Dual Motor): While this trim comes with a hefty price tag, it still boasts a solid range of 335 mi.
  2. Plaid (Tri-Motor): The most expensive car on this list unfortunately doesn’t claim the title for best range, as it can only go 326 mi.

Model S

While expensive, the Model S packs a lot of range for both its trims, despite being some of the fastest vehicles on this list. Here’s how their range is:

  1. All-Wheel Drive (Dual Motor): The winner of this list, with the longest range amongst all available Tesla’s, is the dual-motor Model S. This beast has a stated range of 402 mi.
  2. Plaid (Tri-Motor): If you opt for the speed Plaid model, you still get the second-most range with 359 mi.

The Bottom Line

Which Tesla has the longest range? In short, the Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive Model S has by far the best range, providing 402 mi on a full charge according to EPA estimates. Moreover, the Plaid Model S comes in second with 359 mi, and the Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive Model 3 finishes in third with 341 mi.

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