>>25614742>300Wh/mi or 112mpge was given as highway range
My Model 3 really only gets up to 300 Wh/mi in winter, this is unlike the EV-1 which was lucky to get 300 Wh/mi in good weather.
I'm averaging right at 250 Wh/mi lifetime, right where my car was rated.>so clearly 112 mpge is within the ballpark
That's the number if you're driving flat out basically all the time. It takes real effort to get a Model 3 that low as the annual figure. So while that is realistic for some trips, it goes both ways. I routinely make a 100 mile round trip to visit my elderly parents, and average around 180 Wh/mi in good weather, that's coincidentally about 180 mpge.>products enclosed in their proprietary technology
Very little of Tesla's stuff is really heavily proprietary. Their charging protocol is just a straightforward extension on CAN bus. Their plug was offered under FRAND licensing terms and is approaching the patent expiring in a few years. Their OS as already established is a fairly ordinary Debian based GNU/Linux distribution. Their motors and controller hardware are improved versions of GMs out of patent designs from 20 years ago.
They do maintain a bit too tight control over the Supercharger network, but even that seems to be opening up.>agressively marketed
Tesla spends basically nothing on marketing. Only way you run into it is if you go to their website or a Tesla store.>numbers that are true in a certain point of view.
I will agree that the numbers used aren't the best, but that's really on the EPA. They need to come up with a better way to communicate consumption than annual city / highway mpge.
Personally I like the EV Database since they provide better real-world figures for different types of driving in different conditions.
I get people not liking Elon, and its important to understand that he didn't create Tesla or engineer the cars himself, its just a company he bought and isn't really that involved with the technical side of things.