EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) has rated the Tesla Model S Long Range Plus at 402 miles (647 km).
Such a range is possible due to improvements Tesla made.
The company has reduced drag and rolling resistance by means of a judicious wheel/tire combination, updated regenerative braking adding a new Hold Mode that sends more energy back to the battery.
The regenerative-braking now works at a lower speed and deceleration.
Moreover, the sedan’s drive unit efficiency increased. The Model S becomes lighter thank to clever design and lighter materials in the battery and some parts.
The 2020 Tesla Model S Long Range Plus version can cover a 20-percent longer distance than the previous 2019 model. Thus, this is the first ever electric vehicle to receive EPA range rating above 400 miles!
Apart from the excellent driving range, the current 2020 model offers nearly instantaneous acceleration, superb handling and cutting-edge tecnology.
The only drawback is its price tag: $79,990 for the base-Tesla Model S Long Range Plus, and $99,990 for the Performance version.
This makes it one of the highest-priced luxury hybrid and electric cars, second only to the Porsche Taycan.