MIC Tesla Model 3 SR+ Shines In Bjørn's 1,000 Km Challenge

The fastest electric car over a 1,000 km distance among EVs with a battery pack of up to about 60 kWh.

In the most recent 1,000 km challenge, Bjørn Nyland tested the MIC Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus (SR+) and it did pretty well.

The result of 9 hours and 55 minutes is a symbolic 5 minutes quicker than the same model from Fremont in perfect weather (10:00) and on par with the Tesla Model 3 Performance (9:55). Also the Tesla Model S LR Raven noted only a slightly better time of 9:50.

We would assume that all four are basically the same, as other factors affect the results more than by 5-10 minutes. The Model 3 LR AWD (82 kWh) remains the undisputed leader with 9:20, followed by the Audi e-tron GT (9:35).

According to Bjørn Nyland, the average energy consumption was 185 Wh/km (298 Wh/mile) at an average speed of 100.8 km/h (63 mph). The car required six fast charging stops, unfortunately, not all Superchargers and only one V3.

Anyway, the Made-in-China Tesla Model 3 SR+ is definitely the fastest EV on the market for long-distance travel, at least among the ones with a battery pack of up to 60 kWh.

Test conditions:

  • Start: 100% State of Charge (SOC)
  • Temperatures: 13-21°C (17°C on average)
  • Total time: 9 hours and 55 minutes
  • Average speed (total): 100.8 km/h (63 mph)
  • Average efficiency: 185 Wh/km (298 Wh/mile)
  • Number of stops for charging: 6
  • Date / Notes: 10.08.2021

Charging stops:

  1. Charging: after 294 km (183 miles) at a non-Tesla charger
  2. Charging: after 401 km (249 miles) at a Tesla Supercharger (V3)
  3. Charging: after 539 km (335 miles) at a non-Tesla charger
  4. Charging: after 667 km (415 miles) at a Tesla Supercharger (V2)
  5. Charging: after 785 km (488 miles) at a Tesla Supercharger (V2)
  6. Charging: after 902 km (561 miles) at a Tesla Supercharger (V2)

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