2021 Model 3 Standard Range Plus Scores Best EPA Efficiency Rating

  • The U.S. EPA has updated its website with new efficiency numbers for the 2021 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus (RWD), revealing that this is the most efficient upgrade yet.
  • The overall efficiency of the 2021 Model 3 Standard Range Plus is at 142 MPGe or 237 Wh/mi, while the Highway rating is at 133 MPGe.
  • The Model 3 is Tesla’s most successful EV and has seen a bump in efficiency figures with each upgrade.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated the range and efficiency ratings of the Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus on the EPA website. Although the estimated range doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone, the EV has also managed to get the best efficiency rating.



Tesla Model 3 has seen a continued improvement in efficiency with each upgrade, and the 2021 variants are no exception. The combined range is 263 miles, although the EPA states that the Model 3 Standard Range Plus (rear-wheel-drive) variant scored an 11% lower Highway rating which now stands at 234.7 miles.

Meanwhile, the overall efficiency of the 2021 Model 3 Standard Range Plus is said to be 142 MPGe which is approximately 237 Wh/mi (watt-hour per mile).

2021 Model 3

This has caught quite a bit of attention as it is the highest efficiency rating for the Model 3. On the other hand, the overall efficiency of the 2020 Model 3 Standard Range Plus was a touch lower at 141 MPGe or 239 Wh/mi.



The Highway rating is at 133 MPGe (253 Wh/mi), which happens to be the best for the Model 3. The City efficiency of 150 MPGe (225 Wh/mi) is also pretty impressive for the EV.

The difference in efficiency ratings is more prominent when the 2021 Model 3 Standard Range Plus is compared with the 2019 version.

Customers will like to know that among the many changes that the new Model 3 introduced, the overall efficiency has vastly improved as well.



The Model 3 refresh brought wood panel interiors as well as a heated steering wheel. Although the change was first introduced in China, it soon made its way to the North American variant.

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Via: InsideEVs