Tesla looks at current CO2 backpack of 8.594 km in Model 3

Tesla looks at current CO2 backpack of 8.594 km in Model 3-model

“5.340 miles or 8.594 km is the current CO2 backpack of a model 3 (global weighted network mix). The CO2 optimizations go with further localization of production already in the pipeline innovation in the next round “, such as Joerg Vitus Wittemann, Senior Government Relations Manager Roof, Business Development at Tesla, to understand on his linkedin profile.

Wittemann refers to data from the Tesla Impact Report 2020. According to this, the middle EU emissions in the mix amount to about 130g / mi (or ~ 80g / km) incl. CO2 production footprint. In the Austrian network you are already under 100g / m. To achieve these values is possible because Tesla, own statement, is based on the development of a complete energy and transport ecosystem, which is completely vertically integrated. “In this way, we create affordable products that work together to enhance their effect and thus achieve the greatest benefit for the environment. We want to achieve this through our research and software development efforts as well as our constant desire to develop advanced manufacturing possibilities, “so the Impact Report 2020 continues.

According to the mentioned 8.594 km is a Tesla Model 3 with a lower CO2 backpack as a comparable combustion. This occupies at least the data which Tesla uses in his Impact Report 2020 as a basis. Differences to other studies looking at the lifecycle and CO2 emissions of a model 3 commented on Tesla with that:

  • Not on actual, real values make your calculation, but based on the WLTP cycle
  • The higher efficiency of the Tesla E engines will not be considered
  • Studies assume that the battery must be changed in the lifecycle of a Tesla
  • CO2 exhibitions by refineries, gasoline transporter, etc … at the expense of the burner usually remain outward
  • Use old data for the CO2 exclusion when manufacturing the battery cells

In detail, Tesla has dealt with a variety of data in the already mentioned IMPACT Report 2020, which occupies how CO2-friendly the Tesla Model 3 is. It also comes out that the energy mix (the green, the better) plays a crucial role. Furthermore, the CO2 backpack of Model 3 and other models further shrinks through the localization of the production sites in America, Europe and China. Shortened paths, from more environmentally friendly works with large PV systems and other energy reduction measures, contribute to their part.

For complete Tesla Impact Report can be found on this website.

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6 thoughts on “Tesla looks at current CO2 backpack of 8.594 km in Model 3”

  1. Very detailed report. If the numbers are right that would be the hammer. What is generally desirable that all sealed surfaces are equipped by commercial and industry with PV surfaces. Also charging points should also be equipped with PV roofs. Has the advantage that you stand in the shade and dry.

  2. For comparison, the CO2 backpack of an Otto would be interesting. Which he can not break this during his life is clear. But since Ottos in production also consist of much more individual parts, the comparison would be very interesting.

    I have some Bev owners in my circle of acquaintances. One with a Nissan Leaf, whom he already has 6 years.

    Amazing, how low the maintenance costs are and how loose he creates every HU. Up to brakes and tires has not been anything. And the leaf is used 90% on short routes. Since every Otto would have been with coked suction tract, combined with considerable costs, in the workshop. Apart from the immense cost, for the shortened oil change intervalles.

    And with large OTTOS, engine damage is the secure sequence of short-distance operation.

    Of all the pollutants, the OTTOS bubbles in the cold start through short-distance operation in the air (mostly yes in front of your own door, for neighbors and your own family), sometimes.

  3. If these values are correct, but I think that Tesla lays down an accurate display, then the critics of e-mobility of the wind should have been taken out of sailing. Of course, that does not mean that every electric car has such a small CO2 backpack. But Tesla has again published a bar on which others have to measure. This value is actually as advertising on the order page. Not only WLTP, but CO2 backpack.

    Whether you like Tesla or not, you have to keep the company good that it drives a retracted industry to keep the problems with the tempo to keep up.

    This has achieved Tesla:
    -Introduction of the change towards e-mobility
    -Change from a startup to a (dreaded) big player
    -Building its own charging infrastructure, which is currently still sonic looking for.

    I’m not a fanboy. I drive an e-up. But if I should get a bigger car again stands a model 3 pretty far above on my interest list, if not currently in the first place. On the other hand, only speaking that the car is not made locally (Europe). But Tesla also works to build a production here.


  4. These are so arbitrary ones that you can customize. There are also completely different values from reputable sources. Especially as mischief, such as the mention of the allegedly higher efficiency of Tesla engines, hardly contributes to a kind discussion. In the core, the consideration of the entry by gaining and processing the basic materials versus 2nd Life is the key to assess the height of the CO2 footprint. But as you consider that: In the end, every car is an environmental exposure, so also electric cars and even the right of Tesla with the long transport routes and the not approximately busy, currently not yet available for other access network.

  5. Good, if Teslafaher feel better. But I hold it for extremely positive calculated numbers, after 8000km not even the CO2 backpack of the graphite should be removed. In addition to course Tesla Graphite also builds itself with a self-sufficient PV power supply somewhere in the world.


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