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The Tesla Model Y received an official rating from the Environmental Protection Agency, with the Performance variant certified for 315 miles of range.
The rating for the “2020 Tesla Model Y Performance AWD” bests even Tesla’s target range, placing the Model Y’s efficiency ahead of all non-Tesla EVs on the market.
The Performance models of Tesla’s vehicles have usually had less range than the “Long Range” versions. So, it’s possible that Tesla’s Long Range all-wheel-drive Model Y could offer even more miles-per-charge.
“Due to continued engineering progress of the Model Y all-wheel drive (AWD), we have been able to increase its maximum EPA range to 315 miles, compared to our previous estimate of 280 miles,” Tesla said in its Q4 report. “This extends Model Y’s lead as the most energy-efficient electric SUV in the world.”
The Model Y also received an official efficiency rating of 121 MPGe for combined city and highway driving (129 MPGe in the city and 112 MPGe on the highway).
Production of the Model Y is officially under way and deliveries are expected to begin in March.