For those who have never heard of “hypermiling,” this term refers to getting the most mileage out of their electric car’s battery by driving as efficiently as possible on a straightforward route. Tesla Model 3 fans Sean M. Mitchell and Erik Strait set out on Friday to smash the previous hypermiling record on a closed loop, about a mile long, near the Denver Airport, which only had an elevation change of only 10 feet. The vehicle was driven between 20 and 30 mph, and just for comparison, the Model 3’s standard range is 220 and 310 miles on a single charge. Continue reading to watch their entire journey to 606-miles.
“After driving 606 miles, the Tesla’s battery died and the two men celebrated. The previous hypermiling record was 560 miles. Having earned their success, the boys hooked up the Model 3 to a Supercharger and got some rest. But the next day, after 24 hours of charging, they found that the Tesla was still not ready for the road. It wouldn’t take a charge and had to be towed away to a service center,” according to Gizmodo.