TOP 5 most inefficient electric vehiclesDecember 24, 2019
When it comes to electric cars, first of all, interest is shown in the power reserve. But few people think about such a thing as energy efficiency.
But in vain! The fact is that often electric cars with a large power reserve are in fact the most “gluttonous.” They compensate for their “impressive” range with larger batteries, but in terms of “fuel” consumption (the number of kilowatt hours consumed per 100 kilometers), these cars are clearly outsiders. And since this topic is not particularly disclosed, we compiled a list of electric cars for which a larger battery is not a guarantee of excellent autonomy (based on data from the international electric vehicle project Electric Vehicle Database).
The list included 5 electric vehicles that are already on sale. The “starting point” is the consumption rate of more than 20 kWh per 100 km of run: the consumption at the level of 15-18 kWh is considered optimal. Such, by the way, is the Tesla Model 3 (14.7 kWh), Nissan Leaf (16.4 kWh), as well as Hyundai Kona Electric (15.7 kWh for a 39 kWh battery and 16 kWh for a 64 kWh battery).
Audi e-tron 55 quattro
Audi’s electric crossover is by far the most “gluttonous” electric car – 23.4 kWh per 100 kilometers. And this is with a 95 kWh battery! It is not surprising that the actual range is only 370 km (in this case, until the recent update, it was 355 km).
The Jaguar I-Pace is in many ways an excellent electric car, but it also has problems with energy efficiency – 22.9 kWh / 100 km. The battery in the Briton is set to 90 kWh, the power reserve is 370 km.
When developing its first electric car, Porsche focused on performance, sacrificing both its energy efficiency and power reserve. The result is –22.3 kWh / 100 km for the Turbo version and 22.9 kWh for the Turbo S. But, by the way, the unsportsmanlike options –Taycan 4S and 4 S Plus have even more or less indicators of 20 and 20.4 kWh, respectively.
The battery in the turbocharged versions is 93.4 kWh, while the Turbo S use a 79.2-kilowatt-hour unit. The power reserve varies from 365 to 410 km.
Mercedes EQC 400 4MATIC
Another German premium crossover that actively eats energy is the Mercedes EQC 400 4MATIC. It consumes 22.2 kWh per 100 km. The battery is 85 kWh, the actual range is 360 km.
Tesla Model X Performance
The high-performance version of the Tesla Model X crossover, which closes this rating, also does not spare its battery reserves. With a 100-kilowatt-hour battery, the car consumes 21.3 kWh per 100 kilometers. The autonomy of the course from charging to charging is 445 km.
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