Electric Car Range

Electric Cars by order of their Range between Charges

Electric Cars by Range

We have arranged the electric car models in order of range. The range quoted will be the best you can expect with the latest model with largest battery pack on offer. With a smaller battery pack you will be unable to achieve the quoted mileage. Figures are the NEDC official test figures, in daily driving you can expect to only achieve 75% of the quoted figures.

Tesla Model S
WLTP 393 miles : Realistic 314 miles
Tesla Model X
WLTP 351 miles : Realistic 281 miles
Tesla Model 3
WLTP 310 miles : Realistic 248 miles
Jaguar i-Pace
WLTP 292 miles : Realistic 234 miles
Kia Niro
WLTP 282 miles : Realistic 226 miles
Hyundai Kona
WLTP 279 miles : Realistic 223 miles
Audi E-Tron
WLTP 249 miles : Realistic 210 miles
Renault Zoe
WLTP 249 miles : Realistic 199 miles
Hyundai Ioniq
WLTP 174 miles : Realistic 139 miles
Nissan Leaf
WLTP 168 miles : Realistic 134 miles
Volkswagen Golf
WLTP 144 miles : Realistic 115 miles
Mercedes B Class
WLTP 124 miles : Realistic 99 miles
BMW i3
WLTP 118 miles : Realistic 94 miles
Kia Soul
WLTP 111 miles : Realistic 89 miles
Volkswagen E-Up
WLTP 99 miles : Realistic 79 miles

How is Range Calculated?

What is NEDC testing and how does it work?
NEDC comes from New European Driving Cycle but the thing is, it’s not that new – in fact, the right adjective would be outdated. Designed in the 1980s and adopted in 1990 and last updated in 1997, the NEDC aims to replicate how a car is typically being used in Europe.

What is WLTP testing and how does it work?
In response to the NEDC’s growing irrelevance, the European Commission coined the WLTP. WLTP stands for Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure and has been developed with input from Europe’s automotive industry.

Although still a lab test, WLTP uses real driving data collected from all around the world by means of surveys and the lot, unlike NEDC. It comprises four parts, each with its own imposed average speed – rated low, medium, high and extra high. Subsequently, each section is split into a handful of driving situations, such as stopping, braking or accelerating. Sounds more like real-life driving?

Why is Real Range Different?

Just as with petrol and diesel powered cars, the economy testing is done in a laboratory where they try to simulate average driving habits. No form of laboratory testing can ever replicate real world driving. A typical driver may only see 80% of the claimed range and would never intentionally run the battery to 0%, just like you don’t drive until you run out of petrol.

How Much Range is Enough?

If you are an average driver covering 10’000 miles per annum, you will be driving an average of 27 miles per day or 192 miles per week. This means that any electric car with a real world range over 200 miles will only need to be charged once per week. It can take as little as 30 seconds to plug your car in at home and 30 seconds to unplug the next morning. When was the last time you filled your petrol or diesel car in less then 60 seconds?

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