With the Tesla Model S soon to hit U.S. dealerships, the EPA has given the electric car a fuel economy rating of 88 / 90 MPGe (city / highway) and an estimated driving range of 265 miles (426 km) for models equipped with the available 85 kilowatt-hour battery pack. Fuel economy ratings for models equipped with either the 40 kWh or 60 kWh battery pack will be released at a later date.
A combined 89 MPGe rating is lower than the figures delivered by other all-electric vehicles such as the Nissan Leaf and Ford Focus Electric, but the Model S is estimated to have the longest driving range of any full electric vehicle on the market, thanks in large part to its bigger battery pack. It is also one of the larger models in the segment, capable of seating up to seven passengers.
Sales of the Tesla Model S begin at the end of June 2012.