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Old 03-16-2020, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by acoste View Post
Ok, Now sit down a bit bc you won't believe it. Here are the numbers Tesla reached on the dyno

distance reached on the dyno in EPA test HWY cycle:
LongRangeAWD 441.68mi
LongRangeAWDPerformance(18"Wheels) 454.20mi
LongRangeAWDPerformance(19"Wheels) 403.97mi
LongRangeAWDPerformance(20"Wheels) 390.81mi

EPA rated range is calculated by multiplying the average of this range and the city range by 0.7, hence the ~310mi rated range.

Have you ever seen a single person reaching these distances at these speeds?

Hyundai Kona, Porsche Taycan have no problem reaching their dyno results in real driving.

Here is the EPA hwy cycle:

I've heard that the Taycan may be a little overly conservatively rated, which is good since its official EPA rating is so abysmally poor, but I haven't heard that about any of the other electric cars out there.

Originally Posted by acoste View Post
As for the tires: Since Tesla uses inflated ECO tires on their cars, you can't compare consumption numbers 1:1 to other cars. These ECO tires are pretty slippery in rain. Tesla doesn't care about your safety. All they care about marketing. Claiming they have the longest EPA range.
Actually, the tires Tesla uses on their cars really aren't ECO specials and they're not slippery in the rain; they're mostly good quality Grand Touring All Season tires with the exception of the performance models which usually have a serious high performance tire like Michelin Pilot PS4s. For instance, the tires that came on my Model 3 AWD, non-performance are Michelin Primacy MXM4s. They're probably at their best in the rain and they're pretty good in the dry, although well below something like a PS4s. Where they're actually at their worst is in snow and ice although they're fine in dry and cold conditions. In any case, the tires that Tesla uses for EPA tests are the same ones their cars are tested with by all the groups that test cars out there the same as most other cars. They are certainly not dangerous as you claim.

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