Tesla Model Y Impresses in 1,000 km Challenge Across Sweden [VIDEO]



In a recently published video, YouTuber Bjørn Nyland puts the Tesla Model Y Long Range through his custom-designed 1,000 km challenge during a trip from Norway to Sweden and back.

Tesla’s Long Range Model Y is equipped with a 75 kWh battery and has an estimated EPA range of 525 km (326 miles) on a single charge. No production electric vehicle (EV) available on the market can go 1,000 km on a single charge — therefore, Nyland’s 1,000 km challenge is designed to test EVs for efficiency and just how long it takes them to complete a 1,000 km round-trip with charging stops factored in.

Accounting for delays due to detours and road closures, the Model Y completed the 1,000 km challenge in 9 hours and 45 minutes, at an average speed of 102.6 km/h. The results were impressive, to say the least, and the Model Y fared exceptionally well against all the other vehicles Nyland has put through the challenge so far.

The Model Y Long Range boasted an efficiency of 207 Wh/km — among the lowest for all-electric SUVs and CUVs tested by Nyland, and beat only by the Long Range and Standard Range+ variants of the Tesla Model 3, and Volkswagen’s ID.3.

The Model Y costs $53,990 USD for the Long Range, and $60,990 USD for the Performance variant, not that you can get one anytime this year if you’re in the U.S. or Canada, due to overwhelming demand. Recent filings have revealed that Tesla may even be working on a “Super Long Range” version.

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