Two drivers claim to have set a new world record for the longest distance traveled on a release charge with the Tesla Model S, which has an EPA-qualified 253 miles per charge. But by averaging a speed of 24.2 mph, the two were able to squeeze 452.8 miles out of a release charge on a drive that took 18 hours and 40 minutes.
Bjørn Nyland and a friend set out from Rodekro, Denmark and finished at the same spot after their hypermiling adventure.
Nyland is well known to the Tesla convergence as documenting
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Although this drive distance hasn’t been confirmed as an official world record, the Tesla Model S P85D did cover an impressive distance on a release charge, even though the drivers did average just 24.2 mph.
To help curb mad drivers on the roadways, the rear of the Model S was plastered with two giant words: TEST and SLOW. It appears that Tesla CEO Elon Musk approves of the record attempt, sharing one of the driver’s tweets on social media along with a record documenting the encounter that you can watch below.
This article originally appeared at Rawvehicle.com
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