Tesla Model S Plaid Official EPA Rating: 348-Mile Range on 21-Inch Wheels
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has officially rated the Tesla Model S Plaid variant with larger and less efficient 21″ wheels for 348 miles on a single charge with an efficiency of 101 MPGe in highway and city driving combined — reports Electrek.
The Model S Plaid directly succeeds Tesla’s 2021 refresh of the Model S Performance. The Model S Performance with 21″ wheels received an EPA rating of 334 miles per charge, 96 MPGe in highway and city driving combined.
The Model S Plaid has successfully overtaken its direct predecessor in both range and efficiency. Going 0-60 in under 2 seconds with a 1/4 mile time of 9.23 seconds, the Model S Plaid has also been crowned the fastest ‘production car’ in the world right now.
Tesla’s work on battery efficiency is quite apparent with the new Model S, which comes with a lower battery capacity than its predecessor but still manages to deliver better range due to higher efficiency alone.
The Model S Plaid is fairly new, so the EPA is slowly working its way towards testing Tesla’s newest offering and publicizing its take on it. Official EPA ratings for the Model S Plaid with 19″ wheels are yet to be announced, but Tesla’s own estimates put it at 390 miles on a single charge.