Some of the higher odometer readings in older Tesla models are starting to get up there, but they likely won’t surpass German Tesla enthusiast Hansjörg von Gemmingen, who currently holds the Guinness World Record with his Tesla Model S for having surpassed 1,000,000 km (621,371 miles) in his Tesla Model S.
Now, according to Teslarati, Gemmingen is about to pass 1,200,000 km (745,645 miles), a new and impressive record even for himself.
Gemmingen began driving this Model S in 2014, having reached 1,000,000 km in November 2019. The achievement was officially verified by the Guinness Book of World Records.
— Hansjörg von Gemmingen – Hornberg (@gem8mingen) October 14, 2020
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 14, 2020
Not only does Gemmingen’s record destroy conventional concerns about how long an electric vehicle (EV) will last, but it really puts EVs on the map as dependable cars that can last for many years to come – a point not so easily made to gas car enthusiasts.
With Tesla’s Model S having dropped its price to $69,420 USD (two price drops in a week!), many others are expected to purchase the luxury sedan. And if they can guarantee it will take them 1,000,000 km, it won’t even be a tough sell.
As the world marches forward into sustainable transportation through EVs, it’s exciting to see what they can already do – and in a few short years, perhaps there will be more than just Gemmingen’s Tesla surpassing the 1,200,000 km mark.
Zachary Visconti is a writer with a knack for electric vehicles, technology, and climate change. Currently residing in Santa Rosa, California, Zach loves his partner, his cat, and a good cup of coffee.