Tesla’s Model 3 Strikes Back with an Impressive 333-mile EPA Range

In a boost for , the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has now confirmed an impressive 333-mile range for the recently re-introduced Model 3 Long Range All-Wheel Drive (AWD). This model was absent from the U.S market for almost a year, with CEO attributing its discontinuation to excessive demand.

Earlier this month, Tesla began accepting new orders for the vehicle, anticipating deliveries later this year. Initial estimates from the automaker suggested a range exceeding 325 miles on a single charge. With the latest update on Tesla's online configurator, the EPA's 333-mile range rating came as a mild uplift from the initial projection.

However, this figure falls short of the original Model 3 LR AWD, which claimed an impressive 358-mile range. This discrepancy is likely due to the new model's speculated use of Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) cells from , which possess a lower energy density than their nickel-based counterparts.

Furthermore, the vehicle qualifies for only half of the $7,500 federal tax credit for electric vehicles. This suggests that its batteries are sourced outside North America. As of now, Tesla is signaling deliveries for the new LR AWD in June.

Tesla'S Model 3 Strikes Back With An Impressive 333-Mile Epa Range

Photos courtesy of Tesla.

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Haye Kesteloo
Haye Kesteloo

Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of EVXL.co, where he covers all electric vehicle-related news, covering brands such as Tesla, Ford, GM, BMW, Nissan and others. He fulfills a similar role at the drone news site DroneXL.co. Haye can be reached at haye @ evxl.co or @hayekesteloo.

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