Tesla has stated its longest-range Model S is able to drive 572 kilometers (355 miles) on a single charge, however two drivers went beyond that limit by more than 300 kilometers (186 miles) on Tuesday.
Steven Peeters, the owner of a Tesla Model S P100D, and his pal Joeri Cools used a method called hypermiling to own a tremendous 901.2 kilometers (560 miles) on a single charge, Peeters wrote online. The accomplishment is an unofficial world record.
Hypermiling is when motorists use specific strategies to enhance a car’s performance. Peeters and Cools, for example, turned off the a/c to save energy, however the two aren’t revealing their other hypermiling hacks.
The two Tesla motorists broke the record on a 26 kilometer (16 mile) loop in Belgium.
“Although it might be more beneficial to keep driving straight and more suitable with a tail wind, our approach had the advantage that we could gain from each round,” Peeters wrote in the blog.
They took turns driving for 23 hours and 45 minutes– not a simple task in the summer without Air Conditioning. There were points where the internal temperature level of the automobile reached 35 degrees Celcius.
“It was just like being in hell and the sun was burning,” Peeters wrote. “We let a sigh of relief each time we reversed around and had the sun behind us, were the tinted windows provided some security.”
Peeters questioned in his blog if a Model S 100D would have the ability to drive further than the P100D because the rear motor is somewhat more effective and weighs less.
After reading the Electrek report about the new hypermiling record, Tesla CEO Elon Musk wrote on Twitter it ought to be possible to own over 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) in a 100D with the ideal tires.
Over 1000 km should be possible in a 100D with the right tires https://t.co/8czN3dVZE4
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 21, 2017