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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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  1. Electric Cars Can Fast-Charge Safely, But Range Still Dives At Speed – AUTOMOTIVE - February 16, 2022

    […] My own data shows that most modern electric cars, driven on motorways at speeds close to 75 mph, will shed range at just over 30% compared with the range availability on offer. In other words, if the range availability is 100 miles, don’t expect to go much further than about 65 miles. Some models like the Nissan Leaf 62 kWh, Fiat 500e 42 kWh, Vauxhall Corsa 50 kWh and Polestar 2 78 kWh won’t get you 50% of the way. […]

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