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Tesla Model 3 is ranked the greenest EV in the US according to Bloomberg Green's Electric Car Ratings. However, the rating did not take into account Model Y with a structural battery pack and 4680 cells, which will be a real game-changer.
The Tesla Model 3 Long Range topped Bloomberg Green's electric vehicle rankings this year as the greenest electric vehicle available in the United States. The car scored 74.2 out of 100, surpassing its nearest competitor, Lucid Air, with 70.5 points.
The rating, which includes a total of 34 electric vehicles, is based on the green rating for each model. 70% of the score is driving economy, and 30% is battery size. The calculation methodology, which is available here, includes the following indicators:
All Tesla vehicles also made it into the top 10, underscoring that the manufacturer is a true specialist in the field, capable of making all of its vehicles the greenest. Tesla Model S is in third place with 68.2 points, its Plaid version scoring 68.9 points. Tesla Model Y Long Range is in fifth place with 65.1 points. It's worth bearing in mind that Bloomberg Green has only evaluated the Long Range variant and has not yet had access to the Giga Texas-made Model Y. The Austin vehicles are equipped with 4680 battery cells wrapped in a structural battery pack, which directly impacts the performance of the vehicle. As one of the examples, the Giga Texas-made Model Y has less weight. Model X is in ninth place with 57.3 points.
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