No More Fibs: Elon Musk’s Tesla Cuts Range Estimates on Multiple Models

Elon Musk’s Tesla has made a major change to how it describes the performance of its lineup of electric vehicles, reducing the range estimates for its Model Y, Model S, and Model X by as much as 37 miles.

The Verge reports that in a recent update, Tesla has adjusted the range estimates for several of its electric vehicles, most notably the Model Y, Model S, and Model X. This change has led to a decrease in the advertised range by up to 37 miles, bringing its performance estimates more in line with the experiences of existing owners.

The Model Y Performance now shows a range of 285 miles, down from 303, and the Model Y Long Range is listed at 310 miles, a decrease from 330. The Model X Plaid sees a smaller reduction, going from 333 miles to 326. The biggest cut can be seen with the Model S Plaid with 19-inch wheels, dropping from 396 miles to 359 miles.

Interestingly, this change in range estimates currently only applies to Tesla’s U.S. market, with no similar adjustments reported for the company’s UK and EU listings. Other Tesla models, including the Cybertruck, Model 3, and the Model Y Rear-Wheel Drive, are unaffected by this update.

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