Tesla introduced multiple new 2021 model year vehicles with several changes this year. The Model 3 received the biggest refresh this year which included aesthetic changes, efficiency improvements, and a new heat pump, among other things. For the most part, Tesla’s entire lineup saw a range increase thanks to new efficiency improvements.
According to the ratings, the 2021 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD received a 134 MPGe rating combined for city and highway driving. Just last year, the Model 3 received 121 MPGe, proving its efficiency increase this year.
Tesla’s expertise in efficiency is very clear when looking at the EPA ratings as its competition has similar battery packs and energy capacities. However Tesla’s ability to get more miles per kWh compared to brands like Polestar and Volvo show why the EV giant continues to come out on top.