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The Tesla Model S has been recently rated at 90 MPG3 on the highway by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

According to the over-seas organization, the impressive Tesla Model S can return 88 MPGe in the city, 90 MPGe on the highway and 89 MPGe in a combined cycle, but even so, the Model S’ rating is lower than the Ford Focus Electric, which is 105 MPGe, the Nissan Leaf with 99 MPGe or the Honda Fit EV, with its class leading 118 MPGe. Tesla is saying that when the Model S is equipped with an 85 kWh lithium-ion battery, the vehicle can travel up to 265 miles (426 km) on a single charge, which is quite a distance for an electric vehicle.

As a quick reminder, the Tesla Model S has a starting price of 49,900 USD and the entire production for 2012 has been sold out since earlier this year. Tesla says that an upgrade package, which has been named the Model S Performance, is adding features like the Nappa leather with Alcantara accents in the cabin, carbon fiber accents for the exterior, a high-performance drive inverter, active air suspension with sport-tuned traction control and upgraded wheels and tires. The 60kWh model costs 59,900 USD but for the 85kWh version, 10,000 USD extra will be added. Standard equipment includes a 17-inch touchscreen infotainment and 19-inch alloy wheels.