While 40,000 trips is impressive (also equivalent to 4000 trips to the moon), it’s the combined distance that has the US EV-maker celebrating this week.
Tesla has said ‘thanks a billion’ to its customers, as its cars have now collectively passed the one billion mile barrier (1.6 million kilometres).
According to Tesla, that means half a million tonnes of CO2 that would have otherwise escaped from the exhausts of cars with internal combustion engines have been prevented.
Tesla’s cars have also saved the equivalent of US$175 million (AU$227 million) by using electricity over combustible fuels.
Just under 75,000 Model S’ have been sold to date; Tesla says the combined distance is proof its cars can be used with ease every day.
Tesla believes its Supercharging stations (now totalling 445 worldwide) and Destination Charging outlets have better enabled its customers to rack up the Ks, as they provide free energy to Tesla customers for the life of the car.
And the carmaker isn’t resting on its laurels, launching ‘The Next Billion’ tour with the aim of getting more people into Tesla products in North America, Europe and Asia.
Australia will also be on the The Next Billion tour calendar, with events to be held in Melbourne and Sydney concurrently on July 24-26.
MORE: Tesla Exec Confirms Midsized Crossover Companion For Model 3 Sedan
MORE News & Reviews: Tesla | Model S | Milestones