Tesla Roadster Covers 241 Miles with a Single Charge

April 13, 2009 / by / 0 Comment

Electronic CarWho says electronic cars cannot compete with the petrol and diesel cars? Recently, an e-car has proved everyone who thinks this way wrong. A Tesla Roadster has lately handled to run 241 miles on a single charge with an average speed of 28 mph, when it took part in the “Rally Monte Carlo d’Energies Alternatives.”

This is an annual rally organized by the automobile club of Monaco and is open to cars powered by almost any substitute fuel source, like LPG, ethanol or petrol powered hybrid cars. Total distance to cover in this rally is 241 miles, from the town of Valance in France to the Principality of Monaco, and there are varieties of tracks to cover.

When this electric car covered the required distance, it had enough fuel for running 38 miles more. Thus, a theoretical maximum distance it can cover with one charge is about 280 miles, and this figure shows 36 miles more than Tesla itself considers the car will cover per charge.

This is important to note that if these figures are scrutinized officially, Tesla will be capable of holding the world record for the longest distance covered by an electric car on a single charge.

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