How far can an e-car get on the Autobahn

How far can an e-car get on the Autobahn
place automobile 130 km/h range km. In WLTP. Maximum range in km as per
1 Mercedes EQS 450+ 482 785
2 BMW IX xDrive 50 434 630
3 Genesis Electrified G80 427 520
4 Mercedes EQE 350+ 423 654
5 Polestar 2SM LR 374 540
6 Audi RS e-tron GT 367 456
7 Tesla Model 3 363 491
8 Hyundai Kona Electric 336 484
9 VW ID.5 Pro Performance 340 536
10 Ford Mach-E GT 337 610

The comparison shows that the maximum limit set per WLTP cycle has little to do with long drives at high speeds under everyday conditions of “auto build”. No wonder, because the test involves a mixed driving style, including driving at a steady speed on city and country roads.

In which WLTP . is included

Car manufacturers must report how much their cars consume – and determine this using standardized procedures. Since 2017, the Worldwide Harmonized Light-Duty Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) has been applied to all cars, whether electric or combustion engines. This includes the following factors:

  • The temperature in the test chamber is 23 °C.
  • The length of the route is 23 kms.
  • The cycle lasts 30 minutes. It consists of four stages.
  • The average speed is 47 km/h, with the maximum speed exceeding 130 km/h.
  • The assessment includes the weight of the vehicle and additional equipment.
  • More about the test cycle read here,

Save electricity with e-car: How to do it

However, with a few tricks, you can also save energy while driving an electric car. Choose the smallest possible rims and narrow tires. This alone can save you up to one kilowatt hour per 100 kilometers. Use recuperation, instead of applying the brakes, let the car coast.

Electric SUV Coupe: With an Autobahn range of 340 km, the VW ID.5 Pro Performance is at the ninth position. (source: Volkswagen)

Otherwise, drive with foresight, keep your distance from the vehicle in front, accelerate slowly and evenly, advises the ADAC. On freeways and expressways, it makes sense to swim with traffic and focus on a uniform speed.

The deciding factor is air conditioning: in winter it makes more sense to use seat heating for heating than to heat the entire interior. In summer you should use air conditioning carefully and set it up a few degrees. The same applies to other electrical consumers such as radio or navigation systems: they all consume electricity, so use them only when necessary.

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