You may have missed Stratman's "rolling eyes" emoticon, indicating he was referring to what $49,900 would translate into by the time the car is available here.I convert US$ 49,000 to about £31,000 which is even better value should you be one of the 2012 lucky purchasers of the Model S
I would expect that range to be as variable as it is with today's engines ie. worse in stop/start driving with plenty of acceleration cycles. But then people who do that also rarely do 300 miles. We'll see in time300 miles would be fine ... if that turns out to be a real-world figure.
True, but even more so if your additional power consumption wasn't self-inflicted (traffic jams, diversions, etc.)!But granted, if you begun your 200mile journey and with 50miles to go see you only have a range of 20 miles you're going a touch annoyed, regretting overtaking all those HGV along the way