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Range above EPA estimate for 2017 Model S 75D

Hello Folks!

New tesla owner here. Love the vehicle. Bought my first one 9 days ago, here in eastern Kentucky (closest supercharger is 35 miles away in another state). In looking up the epa estimate for my tesla model s 75d, 2017 model year, its 259 EPA rated. Its of course, used model, 69K miles on screen.

However, when I am charging, when i am at 90 percent, it's given me a range of about 265 to 267 miles, which equates to 295 to 297 miles on a full charge.

I've got a teslafi account, and my stats are consistent with other cars near my mileage and make/model.

I know lots of things affect range (hills, highway driving only, wind at your back, ac compressor etc.), but I'm not aware of much that makes my range go UP above epa range.

I also live in the mountains in eastern Kentucky, and travel throughout state for my job, meaning I've driven lots of the highways and long "state routes", with lots of elevation changes.

Is there anything I'm missing a reason as to why my estimate is higher than EPA?

I'd always heard that tesla's range on the screen (not in the energy app), was based on fixed EPA data, so that's what's been throwing me for a loop.

Again I love the car, and this is not a complaint, just trying to learn as much as I can like a sponge!


Well-Known Member
Aug 27, 2018
rated is also a fantasy.
I’ve done better than EPA (in summer) on all my Tesla’s. My lifetime is very close to EPA including winter driving and some towing. Many folks do. If you drive it like you stole it you won’t.

Currently at 245 wh/mi at 5000 miles on a Refresh S. That includes some winter and towing. EPA is 240 wh/mi. I’m getting 230 wh/mi this summer. 19” summer tires.

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