|10.010||Cold Ambient Test|
|5.05||On-Road Short Trip|
|8.08||On-Road Heavy Load|
|5.05||On-Road Light Load|
|10.010||Cold Test||16.5kWh100 km|
|10.010||Warm Test||15.9kWh100 km|
|8.810||Cold Ambient Test||28.5kWh100 km|
|9.310||Cold Ambient Test|
Tested here is Tesla Model 3 with a declared battery capacity of 60 kWh, single motor and rear wheel drive. With its power of 208 kW it attracts a young and sporty audience. Despite its relatively high mass – typical for electric vehicles – Model 3 demonstrates very low energy consumption figures and proves it has been designed with a special focus on efficiency and driving range. Indeed, in the Highway Test, the small Tesla gets the highest score of all Green NCAP tested vehicles so far, with a very impressive 21.1 kWh/100 km. Under cold winter conditions (WLTC+ test at -7°C), however, the consumption is increased by 72% and this limits the driving range significantly due to high demand for cabin heating and battery protection management strategies. The measured usable battery capacity of 61 kWh meets the declared value and allows a range of ca. 450 km under standard real-world conditions and moderate climatization demand.
Higher energy efficiency in cold weather conditions and further reduction of charging losses (tests consider 11 kW AC charging), would help the vehicle boost its sustainability result even more.
The absence of polluting exhaust gas emissions, the high energy efficiency and the relatively low greenhouse gas emissions of European average electricity production grant the Tesla an impressive Weighted Overall Index of 9.8 out of 10 and a well-deserved 5 Green stars.