The world record for most kilometers in a Tesla is held by German Hansjörg von Gemmingen-Hornberg, who this June reported 1,609,344 (or 1 million miles) in his 2013 Model S. However, he didn’t drive the first of them himself, and it’s uncertain whether he’ll still complete the individual million miles, as he fell out with a Tesla and recently ordered a Lucid Air. So his role as a famous and content Tesla frequent driver is vacant – and could be filled by a Canadian with a Model 3.
Model 3 still with 80% battery capacity
As he reported on Twitter and Facebook this week that he had passed the 500,000 kilometer mark in his Tesla, which was delivered in October 2018. Similar to the German record holder with the Model S, he documented this with information taken from the screen of his Model 3 (see photo above). It also reveals that it is a long range variant and comes with enhanced autopilot software option.
Unlike von Gemmingen-Hornberg in Germany, @lovePianoBlack hasn’t turned driving into a profession, but drives his Tesla for work: he works as a courier and drives 500kms five days a week , 90 percent of it at highway speed, he informed on Twitter. With screenshots from his Tesla app, he showed that he had gotten 51 percent of the electricity he needed at home and 49 percent from Superchargers over the past few weeks.
original battery. original brake. half a million and still is, the original pic.twitter.com/E4X79lBGie
— I love Piano Black (@IovePianoBlack) 23 July 2022
Apparently, his electric car has been supercharged for 250,000 kilometers alone – even the 192,000 kilometers that would have exceeded the guarantee Tesla gave for the Model 3 LR. The capacity limit is 70 percent. But @lovePianoBlack’s battery is still 80 percent of its original capacity despite a total mileage of 500,000kms.
Very Inspired Tesla “Like New”
The battery is the same as the drive units and even the brakes, the frequent driver of the Canadian Tesla continued. So far, they have replaced only the wishbones and rear steering knuckles at their expense, as well as a pump to cool the battery after 460,000 kms. Otherwise the car is like new. If @lovePianoBlack continues to drive as before and his Model 3 continues to do so, both will have covered a million kilometers around spring 2026. Jemingen received a Twitter congratulation from Tesla CEO Elon Musk, albeit with a delay of almost a year.
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