Hi everyone. How’s your July going? Things are hot here in Japan, but hopefully some high-mile news should prove refreshing. I knew it was only a matter of time (and miles) before electric cars started accumulating those precious miles, and it looks like it’s finally starting to happen. Over at Electrek is a story of a Tesla that has hit the big 400, 000 mile marker. I am not aware of another electric vehicle with those numbers (at least that I know of.)
Here are some interesting tidbits from the article.
– The first battery swap happened at 194, 000 miles. Pretty amazing.
– The battery was changed twice during the 400,000 miles.
– The interior has held up quite well.
– The Tesla was being used by a shuttle service called Tesloop, so I guess we could call this a fleet vehicle.
– The car had a maintenance cost of 19,000 dollars, which was WAY below the costs of gasoline fleets vehicle, often quote in the 80-90,000 dollar range.
Anyways, go read the story. It’s impressive that electric cars have the low maintenance cost that could allow them to hit millions of miles. Though we aren’t quite there with battery tech yet. Hopefully soon.
Update: Here is Tesloop’s original blog post on their amazing model S.