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Tesla range record broken in Denmark

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The EPA certified rating for the estimated amount of miles you’ll be able to drive from one full charge of a Tesla Model S is 253 miles. But today, in Denmark, two eco-centric test drivers managed to drive around the city of Rodekro for a whopping 452.8 miles before their Tesla test mule gave up the ghost. But how did they do it?!

The activity of ‘hypermiling’ is a popular one, with drivers often going to extreme measures to prove that manufacturer-rated MPG or range ratings can, in fact, be beaten. This means that Oslo-based programmer Bjørn Nyland and his sidekick had to drive everywhere at 24.2 miles per hour, which means the test went on for a painstaking 18-and-a-half hours…

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Although perhaps not directly applicable to day-to-day life with a high performance car, then, it does spell hope that with a bit of a lighter right foot, pretty epic journeys are possible in even the sportiest of EVs.

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