Did Elon Musk lie about the range of the Tesla Model S or did the EPA make a mistake during the test?6. May 2020
Did Elon Musk lie about the range of the Tesla Model S or did the EPA make a mistake during the test?
New York , May 6, 2020
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) disagreed with Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s claim that the agency had made a mistake in testing the Model S sedan, which resulted in less range than Musk announced.
In a statement on the Tesla Model S Long Range test, company boss Elon Musk claimed that this model was the first electric vehicle with a range of 400 miles. The EPA’s 391-mile rating was the result of an error. Musk said someone left the keys in the vehicle and the door open overnight, which resulted in the Model S entering a “wait for driver” mode in which 2 percent of the vehicle’s battery was exhausted. This resulted in a range of a little less than 400 miles.
The EPA denies the allegation and claims: “We can confirm that the EPA has tested the vehicle properly, the door has been closed, and we are happy to discuss technical issues with Tesla as we routinely do with all automakers.”
Musk announced: As soon as the EPA is opened for testing again, Tesla will repeat the test, because the automobile manufacturer is confident that the S range will be 400 miles or more.