Tesla Motors’ top of the line Model S P100D is now officially the longest-running zero-emission vehicle. According to the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest fuel economy ratings, the S P100D can travel 315 miles on a single charge, which is three miles more than Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell-powered Mirai — which previously held the record for the longest range for a zero-emission alternative fuel car — can travel on a full tank of hydrogen.
Tesla Model S P100D was also given a fuel economy rating of 98 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) — a measure of the fuel efficiency of electric cars. This is better than the company’s previous top-of-the line Model S P90D, which had a rating of 95 MPGe.
Tesla has already touted the Model S P100D, which can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds, as the “quickest production car in the world.”
“For the first time, the fastest accelerating production car in the world is an electric car. I think this sends a great message to the public about the future of transportation,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk said last month.
Moreover, 315 miles is far from the highest number possible. According to Electrek, Tesla is planning to introduce a battery pack in a non-performance-oriented model which could raise the range to nearly 330 miles on a single charge.