2016 Tesla Model X Rated at Up To 92 MPGe, 257 Miles Range
Power Consumption Slightly More Than Model S
The Tesla Model S sedan turned the automotive industry on its ear by proving that an electric car could be desirable, fast, and long-range. Unfortunately, its $70,000-plus pricetag puts it out of reach of most American carbuyers. The Tesla Model X crossover is unfortunately no more affordable than its sedan counterpart, but it’s nearly as efficient. Range and power consumption estimates have been released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency pegging the Model X 90D at 90 MPGe city and 94 MPGe highway, with an estimated highway range of 257 miles. The higher-performance P90D checks in at 89 MPGe city and 90 MPGe highway, with a 250-mile range.
For comparison, the Model S 90D is rated at 95 MPGe city and 106 MPGe highway with a 270-mile range, while the high-performance P 90D that has been the subject of numerous YouTube videos, is rated at 89 MPGe city and 98 MPGe highway with a 253-mile range. The German luxury brands are reportedly hard at work developing all-electric sedans and crossovers to launch in the 2018-2020 timeframe, in hopes to grab some of the premium electric market share from Tesla, with several concept cars shown at the recent Frankfurt Motor Show from Audi, Porsche, and Mercedes-Benz.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency