Akilae over at Model 3 owners club found this code snipet on the Tesla site: {"months":60,"toll_savings":null,"distance_per_month":833.33,"distance":49999.8,"fuel_efficiency_imperial":28,"fuel_efficiency_metric":null,"kwh_consumption":0.237,"supercharger_kwh_price":0.2,"fuel_price":2.85,"kwh_price":0.127},"variant":["m3"],"market":"US" If this is correct then the Model 3 will be one of the most efficient EVs on the market. This also works out to a 316 mile range for the 75kwh pack. And over 250 miles for a 60 kwh pack. I still think they may use a 55 kwh for the base, which still works out to 232 miles. The same code Tesla uses he found shows 0.369 kwh/mile for a Model S. Anyone know with that efficiency number what the weight should be??

You can't calculate the weight just from that - aero has even more of an influence. But if that's right.... 64% as much energy.... *swoon*! That's at the lower end of my estimates. And would mean that on a 48A charger it would fill even *faster* than a Model S on a 72A charger If we assume an equal distribution of energy savings between aero, rolling, and parasitic losses, and if we assume a Cd of the design goal 0.21, then the frontal area is 73% that of the Model S, or 86% as long on each axis. If this number turns out to be correct, I'm going to play Pharrell's "Happy" and Jónas Sigurðsson's "Hamingjan er hér" on a loop I mean, geez, where I am the speed limits are only 90 kph (56 mph), so maybe 180Wh/mi / 112 Wh/km. OMG, CHAdeMOs actually would be like mini-superchargers....

I for one would love to be pleasantly surprised when we get official range numbers. This would certainly do it!

The rated energy consumption of my RWD Model S is 0.300kWh/mile. Are you sure this 0.369kWh/mile is for Model S, not Model X?

For a vehicle getting A Wh/mi given charge rate of B watts: A Wh/mi / B W = A/B h/mi of charge added, or B / 60A mi/min. So, for a vehicle that gets 369 Wh/mi charging on, say, 43kW, you're adding 1,9 mi/min. But for a vehicle getting 237 Wh/mi, that's 3 mi/min. Obviously there are limits to how fast you can charge a pack, particularly as it nears 100% capacity. But so long as you're not hitting those limits, you add more miles per minute on a more efficient vehicle for a given charge power.

If you are using the same charging power, greater efficiency means greater mph of charging edit: much better answer ^

I'm not completely sure what to make of that figure. It's 36% lower than the figure for the Model S. That *can't* be right. I suspect the figure for the Model S is including charging losses, but it's without charging losses for the Model 3. That's good, because it allows you to calculate the range pretty accurately. But you still don't have enough information to make a reasonable estimate for the weight. It's just one factor in a big mess of calculations. However, my calculations for range have been pretty similar to these figures, and I've been using 1700-1850 kg in my calculations.

That would make it more efficient than than the smaller aluminium and carbon fibre i3 - great if true though.

Man that would be fantastic. That's only slightly less than my average of 4.7 m/kWh that I get on my little leaf. That's 4.2 m/kWh... really nice. -Jim

Wow, that makes it roughly 100Wh more efficient per mile than the Nissan Leaf's EPA efficiency, and 50Wh more efficient than the Chevy Bolt's EPA efficiency. Very nice! Edit- Link to the Bolt: Fuel Economy of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Edit: Ranking by kWh/100 miles Fuel Economy of New All-Electric Vehicles

I expect they just kept decreasing the consumption until "Price Including Savings" dropped to $35,000.

Shoot, he doesn't say what URL. And I'm too lazy to register an account over there Man, though.... now that it's gotten my hopes sky high, I hope it doesn't turn out to be wrong!

Both of those numbers seem high. They result in range numbers that are lower than advertised and real world ranges.