The Teslas tested were both dual motor setups.I've never been sold on the Tesla Cd and this is just one more piece of evidence. The Cd numbers can be manipulated too easily. In any event, so much for the fantastic aero advantage. It is probably a different story for a Tesla with two motors. I suspect the issue is that with a single reduction gear and one motor you can't have fast acceleration and good efficiency at higher speeds. We may see the same thing with the Model 3.
Wow, that's a pretty significant win for the Bolt. I gotta say that I'm very impressed with GM's penchant for under-promising and over-delivering.www.insideevs.com/chevrolet-bolt-beats-tesla-model-s-become-consumer-reports-range-champion/
Maybe the EPA should scrutinize Tesla's range numbers a bit more.
Oops. I see that. The 75 AWD is rated for 259 miles whereas the 75 is rated for only 249. Still think it's tuning for acceleration rather than cruising. I expect the same thing on the Model 3. The Model 3 and the Bolt EV have the same mass but the Model 3 is supposedly faster. Pushing the battery can account for some of that, but gearing has to be involved as well.The Teslas tested were both dual motor setups.
You didn't just do this. LOL