Tesla owner breaks records, drives car 900,000 kilometers
A German owner of a Tesla Model S P85 set a new world record by driving his car for more 900,000 kilometers. It has one of the oldest versions of the car and is expected to hit the 1,000,000 kilometer mark later this year.
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On July 14, Hansjorg Gemmingen released two images of his car’s odometer showing it had driven 900,000 kilometers (approximately 559,350 miles), which helped him set a new world mileage record for everything Tesla car. The car still retains its original engine but runs on its second battery. This in itself is an incredible achievement for any car, especially one that is about to travel a million miles on the road soon.
Interestingly, the Gemmingen Model S set the world record for the highest mileage, but not for the farthest trips. This record is still held by the Tesla Roadster that the company launched into space a few months ago. This car, driven by a Starman, has already covered more than 1.1 billion kilometers. As is evident, this would be a record that will remain unbroken.
This is not the first time that Gemmingen has set a world record with its Tesla car. Previously, he had set the mileage record for the first generation Roadster. He drove this car 620,000 kilometers (approximately 385,251 miles). He now holds two top spots for the highest mileage for EV Manufacturercars. The X 90D model comes in at number three with 598,282 kilometers (371,756 miles) on the odometer. Next is a Model 3 LR RWD that has driven 115,578 kilometers (approximately 71,817 miles). These two cars belong to Tesloop.
Elon Musk’s company cars are making headlines around the world. Earlier this month, a Model 3 traveled 2,781 kilometers (approximately 1,728 miles) in 23 hours, smashing the 24 hour distance record for electric vehicles. This new record was also set in Germany by Bjorn Nyland and his co-pilots. The previous record in this category was also set by a Model 3 which covered 2,644 kilometers in just 24 hours.
The event was broadcast live on YouTube as it took place on a circular route of the A20 motorway in northern Germany. The higher mileage is due to the increased driving speeds (the average speed was 116 km / h) allowed on the highway as well as the more powerful Ionity CCS charger which recharges the battery faster.