Real-World EV Range Testing

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Given the multiple threads on stated range and its livability/consequences, I thought that this was really quite interesting. More of these types of tests will be very informative, since none of us would/should ever try this...

https://jalopnik.com/in-real-world-testing-these-electric-cars-dont-get-as-m-1841028089


So what kind of numbers did these electric machines put up?

Mercedes-Benz EQC - 194 miles, 75 percent of claimed range
Audi eTron - 206 miles, 81 percent of claimed range
Nissan Leaf Plus - 208 miles, 87 percent of claimed range
Jaguar iPace - 223 miles, 76 percent of claimed range
Kia E Niro - 255 miles, 90 percent of claimed range
Tesla Model 3 - 270 miles, 78 percent of claimed range
 
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Yes this is always true, and some overstate and some are conservative in their ratings.
 

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Mercedes-Benz EQC - 194 miles, 75 percent of claimed range
Audi eTron - 206 miles, 81 percent of claimed range
Nissan Leaf Plus - 208 miles, 87 percent of claimed range
Jaguar iPace - 223 miles, 76 percent of claimed range
Kia E Niro - 255 miles, 90 percent of claimed range
Tesla Model 3 - 270 miles, 78 percent of claimed range
I think it is also important to look at the EPA range for these cars. For those who did not watch the video, it was done with a starting outside temp of 7C (45F) dropping to 5C (41F) at the end of the trip, mostly on highways at a cruise control speed set at 70 mph.

Mercedes-Benz EQC - EPA expected range 210-220 miles, done 194 miles: 88-92% of expected EPA range
Audi eTron - EPA 204 miles, done 206 miles: 101% of claimed range
Nissan Leaf Plus - EPA 226 miles, done 208 miles: 92% of claimed range
Jaguar iPace - EPA 234 miles, done 223 miles: 95% of claimed range
Kia E Niro - EPA 239 miles, done 255 miles: 107% of claimed range
Tesla Model 3 - EPA 322 miles, done 270 miles: 84% of claimed range

Conclusions:
1. EPA range is much closer to highway range than WLTP (albeit cars driven at a slower speed that most would do)
2. Good news for Porsche Taycan owners - since the Taycan has same battery as Audi etron, one could expect the highway range to be close to the EPA range even with not so favorable conditions (chilly, some rain).
3. All cars seemed to go a little bit past 0 miles range in this test. I would not count on that for planning though - as plenty documented by Tesla owners, range 0 sometimes means 0.
 



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