It’s hard to say what we really know about the Tesla Model 3. Outside of Motor Trend, no serious outlet of automotive journalism has reviewed one, and with just 260 examples built in the last quarter, even reservation holders have no idea what their car is like.
At least we know how far it’ll go on a charge: 310 miles, according to the EPA.
The Verge first discovered the official EPA rating for the new Model 3, which gave the all-electric sedan a rating of 131 MPGe city, 120 highway, for a combined rating of 126. We should point out that these range and efficiency ratings are for a Model 3 Long Range, which starts at $44,000. The EPA-certified range claim lines up nearly exactly with what Tesla promised the Long Range variant would do.
How far will you be able to drive in your base-model $35,000 Model 3? No numbers from the EPA yet, but Tesla said the non-Long Range version would have just 220 miles of range. So far, it seems, of the small handful of Model 3s that have been built, all are Long Range examples. Tesla doesn’t plan to start building standard versions until 2018.