A giant test was held in Norway where electric cars were involved in real world conditions in terms of range.
Electric cars are gaining more and more range and this has proved a test of 29 electric cars in real-world conditions. The Norwegian Automobile Federation (NAF) and car magazine Motor, conducted a large test of full electric cars in real-world conditions, and the results are surprising.
Sales of pure electric cars (BEV) in the Norwegian market have been on the rise in recent years. This is reflected in the total sales of 2019 after full electric cars took up an impressive 42% of the total market. That is, a percentage that is close to 50% where if we include the hybrid plugins the number reaches 56%
This test was carried out in a Norwegian summer condition (whatever that means) where NAF along with Motor measured the true range of 29 electric cars. The route they took was specific and the final result was compared to the WLTP standard as used by the carmakers.
The route included driving through the city and on a motorway at speeds from 60 km/h to 110 km/h (37 and 68 mph). All electric cars had batteries charged at 100% and drivers would have to exhaust them by the end. Drivers should also drive cars at relatively normal rhythm.
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All systems available to electric cars should be active, and the energy recovery system is configured for economical driving and optimal performance. The air conditioning system also in all cars was active with a temperature set to 20 degrees and in ECO mode.
The results were therefore impressive since all 29 pure electric vehicles in the test exceeded WLTP standards in autonomy. In the first group of models as you will see below are the ones that the battery finished before they can reach a charging station. In the second group the cars managed (marginally) to reach a charging station.
1st Group WLTP measurement / NAF-Motor measurement
Audi e-tron Sportback 55 : 376 km / 436.1 km (233/287 miles)
DS 3 Crossback E-Tense : 320 km / 351 km (199/218 miles)
MG ZS EV : 263 km / 310 km (163/193 miles)
Mini Cooper SE : 235 km / 272 km (146/169 miles)
Nissan e-NV 200 : 200 km / 276.9 km (124/172 miles)
Opel corsa-e : 337 km / 358 km (209/222 miles)
Peugeot e-208 : 340 km / 346 km (211/215 miles)
Peugeot e-2008 : 320 km / 332 km (199/206 miles)
Porsche Taycan : 407 km / 475 km (253/295 miles)
Xpeng G3 : 450 km / 506 km (280/314 miles)
2nd Group WLTP measurement / NAF-Motor measurement
Audi e-tron 55 quatro : 370 km / 399.6 km (230/248 miles)
BMW i3 120 Ah : 310 km / 319 km (193/198 miles)
Hyundai IONIQ : 311 km / 342.2 km (193/213 miles)
Hyundai KONA electric : 484 km / 568,4 km (301/352 miles)
Jaguar I-Pace : 436 km / 454.7 km (288/283 miles)
Kia e-Niro : 455 km / 524.7 km (283/326 miles)
Kia e-Soul : 452 km / 520 km (281/323 miles)
Mercedes-Benz EQC : 403 km / 434 km (250/270 miles)
Nissan Leaf 40 kWh : 270 km / 305.3 km (168/190 miles)
Nissan Leaf e+ 62 kWh : 385 km / 396.8 km (233/287 miles)
Opel Ampera-e : 423 km / 512.1 km (263/318 miles)
Renault ZOE ZE 50 : 395 km / 453 km (245/281 miles)
SEAT Mii electric : 258 km / 278.9 km (160/173 miles)
Skoda CITIGOe iV : 258 km / 280 km (160/174 miles)
Tesla Model 3 : 560 km / 612 km (348/380 miles)
Tesla Model S : 610 km / 645 km (379/401 miles)
Tesla Model X : 507 km / 546.7 km (315/340 miles)
VW e-Golf : 231 km / 259.2 km (144/161 miles)
VW e-UP : 258 km / 289.5 km (160/180 miles)