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Electric Car Tests – range claims vs range outcomes updated

Electric Car Tests – range claims vs range outcomes. data (updated data now includes Ford Mach E, Renault Zoe, Nissan Leaf, Fiat 500 E) *Tesla doesn’t reveal battery capacity Expect town and country driving to match this range.

This data, from my reviews on Wintonsworld shows relentlessly misleading claims of battery range capacity, while the crucial and poor highway cruising ability never seems to get mentioned. Battery capacity honesty though is seen with the Tesla Model 3, Kia Soul EV, Polestar2 and Nissan Leaf. The worst offenders are the Mini Electric E, Vauxhall Corsa EV, Audi E-tron and VW ID.3. Fast lane performances were poor from the Polestar 2’s 59% offered range penalty, closely followed by the Nissan Leaf. The Tesla Model 3 had a 30.2% high speed range penalty, but its battery is big enough to still offer a leading and adequate 239 miles of fast-lane range. Urban and country driving was mainly very impressive with real-world range (not WLTP) consistently achieved, showing that these are really city cars, although unaffordably expensive ones.


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