28 Oct '15, 12pm

Elon Musk in Denmark: We expect EV to drive 1,200 kilometers (745 miles) by 2020:

Elon Musk in Denmark: We expect EV to drive 1,200 kilometers (745 miles) by 2020:

Elon Musk recently did an interview while in Copenhagen, Denmark. The whole thing was pretty good, and many interesting topics were covered, from the philosophical to the practical. The most news worthy revelation probably has to do with battery capacity. When asked when an electric car would be able to drive 1,000 kilometers (612 miles), Musk says that a Model S has already been driven about 800 kilometers (500 miles), though that was at relatively slow speeds. So he expects that a thousand KMs will definitely be possible in 2017, maybe even next year. Then when asked how far he thought his EVs would be able to go in 2020, he answers that he expects that 1,200 KM (746 miles) will be possible. From the context, it's not entirely clear if he's still talking about a record at slow speed or if he meant the official range ratings for regular driving, but late he does say that ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/cars/elon-musk-denmark-we-expec...

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