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[Speculation] Base Model 3 to have over 240 mile range

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Nuclear Fusion, Jun 22, 2017.

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    Your thread title is a statement of fact, when actually it is a supposition based on an extrapolation.
     
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    It makes logical sense for the base model to be at least 240 miles, so as to best the Chevy Bolt, considering Musk tweeted it would.
    For me, it's disingenuous for the 70/75 kWh battery to be better, since it's no longer in the same price bracket.
     
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    #4 BluestarE3, Jun 23, 2017
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    His tweet was something like "Oh so little faith" in response to the question, "Please tell me the Model 3 offers more range than the Chevy Bolt". He never said the base Model 3 would get a higher EPA rating for miles per charge than the Bolt. That could just as well be interpreted to mean one should have faith that Tesla will offer an option that will exceed the Bolt's range if that's what's important to you. Not saying it couldn't happen with the base battery; just that you shouldn't pin your hopes on it meaning something that may not have been intended. The only official number so far is 215 miles.
     
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    I think the formula will be more like:
    300 * (55/75)= 220 miles.
    More consistent with the 215+ number for the base model 3 and with the calculations made by several members of this forum about the possible battery sizes.
     
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    The base model is 60 kWh, not 55
     
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    You know this how?
     
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    From the context it said that a source claimed the base model will come with 60 kWh.

    I figure the Model 3 will get somewhere between 4.1 to 4.3 miles / kWh so based on Elon's tweet alone I'm going to say that it'll likely be 240-250 miles of range. It's still just speculation until July though.

    Logically it makes sense that he was talking about the base model unless the battery update is only $2000 in which case it'd be about the same price as the bolt.
     
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    Luckily (unluckily?), some blogspam site ripped the entire article and it's still up here. I'll copy-paste it here, though:

     
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    I got it right with basic maths. :D
     
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    And I stand by this statement
     

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