Hypermiling is defined as driving in such an efficient way that you get the most distance out of a single tank of gas or a single battery charge. Sean Mitchel and Erik Strait set a new hypermiling record with their Tesla Model 3 on public roads by driving 975 km on a single charge.
They drove consistently for 32 hours at 40 km/hr without using any major power consuming features like heating or air conditioning. They streamed the journey live on YouTube and will inspire other enthusiasts to attempt something similar.
Final #Model3 hypermile numbers from @teslainventory and I: 606.2 miles (975 km), 66 kWh, and 110 wh/mi, and 32 hours of driving. At its peak it was 108F in the cabin with no a/c running. Thank you @Tesla and @elonmusk for making such an incredible piece of machinery! pic.twitter.com/Z1LJk4Ligk
— Sean M Mitchell (@seanmmitchell) May 27, 2018
However, the journey completely drained the battery and it is not taking charge anymore. Sean posted a photo on Twitter with the caption “Getting our hypermile #Model 3 towed to the Service Center. After leaving it charged overnight at a Supercharger it is still not taking a charge.”
You can check out the video below: