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Tesla Model 3 once again showed its full potential by coming first in the race of electric vehicles “Ignitis ON: get to know Lithuania!”
The traditional electric vehicle contest “Ignitis ON: get to know Lithuania!” Held in Druskininkai on June 12, it was the sixth competition in their history. Cars competed in class A (electric vehicle battery capacity over 50 kWh) and class B (battery capacity for electric vehicle up to 50 kWh). In Class A, the Tesla Model 3 became the absolute winner, and in Class B the Peugeot e-208.
The Tesla Model 3 team consisted of Artūras Stelionis and Domas Sabaitis, covering a distance of 500 kilometers (310.7 miles) in 5 hours 46 minutes and 07 sec. The car stopped only once in order to recharge the batteries, which took only 29 minutes.
“We have heard good feedback about this competition a long time ago, but we participated in the event only for the first time. At the same time, it was the debut of Tesla," Stelionis said.
The team said that one of the key components of success is recharging the battery when it is most susceptible to charging.
Class B winners - representatives of the Peugeot Team Vitoldo Miliaus ir Aido Bubino drove a Peugeot e-208 electric car, brought to the country only on the eve of the event. They traveled 300 km (186 miles) in 3 hours 59 minutes 06 seconds.
In addition to the B-class winners, two other teams participating in the same class also brought their Volkswagen e-UP to the finish line in Druskininkai. However, they were pleased with more modest achievements - the first in class B took 5th place, and the second - 6th.
The sports Porsche Taycan 95 kWh, costing over $100,000, which also debuted in the race, lagged behind the winners, the modest Model 3 sedan, by 1 minute and 7 seconds.
Tesla Model 3 is a great demonstration of the tireless work of the company's engineers to achieve the best possible results. If you need a reliable car that is the best in its class (and not only), then you first need to pay attention to the Tesla Model 3.