The reports says that the Model 3 has lower lifetime emissions than an internal combustion engine vehicle after driving just 5,340 miles. It has also pointed out that driving one of its EVs is certainly better for the environment as in 2020, the global fleet of Tesla vehicles and solar panels has enabled customers to avoid emitting 5 million metric tons of CO2.
With its newest report, the company has further shown the incredible manufacturing quality of its battery packs. In fact, its batteries maintain a steady capacity retention of about 90% over 200,000 miles driven, which means that these vehicles have been built to last.
Also, as WhichEV previously reported, Tesla’s incidence of vehicle fires in its cars is 11 times less than it is for conventional cars, making it one of the safest manufacturers on the market. “From 2012 to 2020, there has been approximately one Tesla vehicle fire for every 205 million miles travelled. By comparison, data show that in the U.S. there is one ICE vehicle fire for every 19 million miles travelled.”
Tesla’s 2020 Impact Report further stated some of the company’s most ambitious goals for the coming years. The company is still aiming to sell 20 million electric vehicles per year, a massive growth considering that the company was only able to sell almost 500,000 vehicles last year. Tesla also aims to deploy 1,500 GWh of energy storage per year, compared to 3 GWh in 2020.
Also, the company has explained that almost all its scrapped batteries are recycled, and nothing ends up in landfills, highlighting once again the circular economy that Tesla has created. The company says that for 1,000 kWh worth of end-of-life batteries, at least 921kWh of raw materials are recovered. The company says that it had 1,300 tons of nickel, 400 tons of copper, and 80 tons of cobalt recycled in 2020.