When I said our Model 3 SR+ had a real world variety of 192 miles +/- about 10 miles, y' all lost your minds, however it wasn't a scandal then and it isn't now. Rather it's just a textbook example of why the "EPA variety" is not a "real world" number. Newsflash: the EPA testing created in 1978 isn't a terrific real life example for ANY brand-new vehicle, truck or SUV in America today. Join me as I pick apart the scandal and speak about how fuel economy works. What it's good for and why you ought to ignore that range number if you're not going to look deep enough to know what it is really telling you.
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0:00 – Intro
1:49 – The "Scandal".
3:37 – My Design 3 story.
5:45 – Absolutely nothing gets the numbers.
7:39 – How the EPA cycles work.
11:22 – EV variety estimation is bonkers.
15:50 – You're thinking of variety wrong.
20:39 – Some difficult facts, aka blame the EPA.