Danish Tesla Drivers Set World Record With 452.8 Miles On Single Charge

Posted: Aug 25 2015, 3:47am CDT | by , in Cars & Vehicles


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Danish Tesla Drivers set World Record with 452.8 Miles on Single Charge

The Tesla Model S P85D has a spec range of 295 miles.

Two Danish guys set a new world record for the longest distance drive on a single charge in a Tesla Model S P85D. Tesla states in the specifications of the P85D a range of 295 miles. Bjorn Nyland and his friend managed to drive 452.8 miles (728.7km).

The world record was not set on a track, but on public roads in Denmark. At one point they even drove over a grovel road as the missed a turn. They did though pick even roads where they could drive slow. The Tesla was marked with slow signs at the back to notify other drivers that for a change this Tesla can be over taken.

The drive took over 18 hours and the average speed was 24.2 mph.

Hypermiling is a hobby for many Tesla drivers. Denmark owns the record now. How can that even be possible? America has the endless highways ideal for setting a world record in range on single charge.

Elon Musk has acknowledged the world record and retweeted the video of the record setting drive.

Earlier this week Elon Musk said that a long range affordable electric vehicle will come in late 2017. Next for Tesla is though the Model X scheduled to start shipping next month.

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