Guy drives Tesla Model S for record-breaking 452.8 miles on a single charge!
Elon Musk’s Tesla Model S P85D sedan has an EPA-certified rating of 253 miles per charge (407.164 km per charge) which is impressive in its own right for EV’s. Definitely you can surpass that number by employing fuel-efficient driving a.k.a hypermiling, but two blokes extended that figure by almost double and forced the Tesla Motors CEO to retweet their achievement. Bjørn Nyland, a programmer at the University of Oslo and his friend Morgan drove Tesla Model S P85D 452.8 miles (728.7 km) on a single charge which is a record of sorts.
Using hypermiling fuel-efficiency technique Tesla Model S drove 728.7 km on single charge
To do this Bjørn charged his EV at a supercharger in Rødekro, Denmark and drove the journey at average speed of 24.2 mph (39.0 km/h) and took turns with his friend. At that speed the duo required a lot of patience and had to keep in mind not to drive on roads that had maximum elevation of 310 feet. They drove for 6 hours and 40 minutes to achieve this feat and took small breaks which accounted to 1 hour, thereby extending the total journey time to 7 hours and 40 minutes.
It took and estimated 77.5 kWh energy to complete this journey which demonstrates the power of Tesla Motors EV and the future of electric cars. He likes to call his Tesla Model S as The Millennium Falcon and after this record he can say it out loud.
The previous record was held by Model S owner David Metcalf who drove the car for 423.5 miles before requiring a recharge.