The fact that electric cars and especially the fast ones from Tesla can hardly be beaten with increasing altitude was clearly shown recently at the Pikes Peak mountain race in the USA, in which two Model 3 Performance were clearly in the lead among the modified series cars stood. A Tesla owner in China, on the other hand, has now taken a more leisurely route further up, where he benefited more from the long-distance capabilities of his Model 3: He can travel around 5500 kilometers from home to the base without any fear of range. Mount Everest camp driven at an altitude of more than 5000 meters.
White Tesla Model 3 in front of Snow Summit
Both the Asian observer @ ray4tesla and Tesla China itself have now reported on Twitter, both of which referred to other social media. Photos show a man in light trekking clothes in the Font trunk of his Tesla Model 3, among other things. Other pictures show the white electric car in front of Mount Everest in the background or just the snow-covered mountain range. At 8,848 meters, Mount Everest in the Himalayas between China and Nepal is the highest mountain in the world.
According to Wikipedia, the northern base camp for the ascent to the summit is at an altitude of 5150 meters and, unlike the southern one on the Nepalese side, can also be reached via a paved road. But even before that, the Chinese Tesla adventure had to (or was allowed to) drive more than 5000 kilometers from its starting point in Shenzhen on the other side of the country before it got to the Everest region.
First time ever, 🇨🇳 owner of AWD LR Model 3 drove all the way to the foothill of Mt. Everest from Shenzhen all by himself without any support vehicle, covering 5500km. He experienced no range anxiety cuz he was able to get full charge at every hotel he stayed in. Credit: 航海 的 鱼 pic.twitter.com/0128QHZi45
– Ray4️⃣Tesla⚡️🚘☀️🔋 (@ ray4tesla) September 6, 2020
According to @ ray4tesla, he did not experience any fear of range with his Model 3 with the large battery, because he could recharge every night in a hotel. In other respects, too, the man relied completely on the infrastructure that Tesla and others had built up for his long-haul trip to the heights, because he was traveling alone and without an accompanying vehicle. And apparently, at least in China and at least for the efficient Tesla Model 3 with its long range, even such extremely long tours far away from cities are no longer a problem.