čas přidán 27. 03. 2023
It’s time for another carwow EV range test!
We’ve got our hands on six of the latest all-electric SUVs to hit the market, and we’re about to see just how accurate the manufacturer’s claimed ranges are! So let’s take a closer look at the cars we have joining us.
First up it’s the Volkswagen ID Buzz. It comes with a single electric motor that drives the rear wheels and can produce 204hp. The edition we have here also comes with a 77kWh battery which is good for a claimed range of 255 miles. The one we have here also costs £65k, although the range starts from £57,000.
Next up it’s the Mercedes EQA. This edition has a single motor that drives the front wheels and can put down 190hp. We’ve got our hands on the entry-level version, which costs £52,000, and it comes with a 71kWh battery that comes with a claimed range of 263 miles.
We also have the Nissan Ariya joining us for this test. The Ariya comes with a starting price of £46,000, although the version we have here cost around £54,000. As a result, it comes with an 87kWh battery which has a claimed range of 310 miles. Its single electric motor can also produce 242hp.
Next up it’s the Audi Q4 Sportback. The Q4 range starts from £52,000, although we’ve got our hands on the dual motor edition which costs around £64,000! As a result of the two motors, it can put down 299hp, and the 77kWh battery has a claimed range of 312 miles.
The penultimate car in this line-up is the Genesis GV60. With a 77kWh battery, this single-motor rear-wheel-drive edition can produce 229hp and it has a claimed range of 321 miles. The entry-level GV60 costs from £54,000, and the one we’ve got here costs £63,000.
Then finally we have the Tesla Model Y Long Range. The range starts from £45,000 and comes with a single electric motor. As for the Long Range, this costs from £53,000, and it also comes with dual motors that can put down 384hp. It also has a 75kWh battery which has a claimed range of 351 miles.
So how do you think these will compare? Will the oh-so-popular Tesla Model Y win it? Or could we see a different competitor go the furthest? You’ll need to stick with Mat for this all-new EV range test to see for yourself!
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Which of these cars will travel the furthest? Let us know below!
Feeel like the nissan
Anyone else notice how most cars have their worst efficiency when Mat is driving them? 😂
Mat always nailed those.
Yeah all planned - they know the worst and going to the best, part of the plot
How many years will the ev Volkswagen van last? Before you need a new battery? And how much is a new battery for one?
Really enjoy these EV range test videos ⚡️ nice work Mat & team 👌🏼
Very interesting to see this test, as you were able to have the same route and weather conditions. Gives way more useful info for comparison to most range tests out there. Good job!
Being a Tesla owner, I get the awkwardness for autopilot. Changing lanes you have to be very gentle otherwise you disengage (as Matt did), it also has a fear of cones so I'm surprised it didn't push you off the road a lot earlier. Either way a great video and great comparison and some good looking cars there too. Personally I'd love a ID Buzz
The second time when he changed lanes he didn't even have autopilot on...
I work for a VW dealership. I both love and fear the fervor that ID Buzz is going to produce.
Just wait when you need a new battery. But then you will have changed it . Saving the planet my ass as Jim royal would say .
@Colin Gregson Tesla is recycling almost all of the components in batteries they replace, even giving you restored batteries as replacements. As for frequency of replacement, if you aren't an extremely aggressive driver, you likely won't not to replace it within 250k miles.
Or, Tesla Autopilot has no fear of cones and just runs them over. Speaking from experience here.
I love how electric cars will give Matt a pessimistic range and a optimistic range just so Matt can see what he could have gotten and what the car will give him based on his driving.
Activating voice control, then 'requesting' to change lanes to follow route, then confirming, then having to watch over it so it doesn't cross multiple lanes or hit a cone all seems a LOT harder than just putting on your blinker and turning the wheel a bit ...
It's a solution chasing a problem, right?
I actually really like that genesis overall. I did find them a little plasticky for the price but I would actually have one out of all of these
Impressed to see the Ariya get 86% of its claimed range.
Loved that, seeing that I drive one. Very happy with it personally.
That’s why i’m thinking that the Nissan is the winner overall…
To get the full range you really have to drive efficiently and not use any climate control (unless you just have it set to ambient temperature) and unnecessary features and drive on a perfectly flat route. Car efficiency varies widely depending on the route and the driver. Also, electric cars and hybrids have better efficiency in stop and go traffic because they're using the regen braking as often as they are using the battery to move forward. I have a hybrid and in stop and go it's like free mileage. On the highway you're not using the regenerative braking at all.
I am so impressed with the Nissan Ariya ! Super nice interior, great range, also highest percentage of claimed range. Definitely going on my list !
Agreed. All-round solid, and I would never have considered a Nissan before, so that's a win.
There's one problem. It looks like... Nissan
@Krzysztof Kuza Everybody else's problem; I'm on the inside looking at the road.
@Richard Gale You sleep in it? 😁
@Krzysztof Kuza No, I sleep in an ugly house. Everybody else's problem.
Very interesting to see the rescue part! We don't see this often at the end of your range tests, I think last time was with the Zoe plugged into a classic house outlet 🙂
Don’t expect that service normally. They’ll have had plenty of advance notice of the job, after winning a bid to feature in the video. Selected their most experienced staff accordingly. In reality a bloke stranded in a farmers field would be super low priority and you’d be waiting hours for an crap mechanic to turn up and scratch his head at a Tesla 🤪
@James Bradley I know, but I like this "behind the scenes" 😉
I think it would be smart if they also did an eco driving mode test too
For those who are interested in maximum possible range, maybe! But in buying an ev I am more interested in what I can expect for average range. It seems that the current manufacturer range predictions (WLTP??) are not realistic. A realistic average range would be 10% to 25% less than the WLTP prediction.
@gijbuis while that is true, for day to day driving, I am one of the people that are inclined to drive on eco. Plus, considering that this challenge is to see how far the vehicles can go, I think it would be an interesting idea too.
@gijbuis All of the stated ranges like the WLTP and EPA etc assume a mixed city/highway use.. Pure highway driving at higher speeds is the worst case for efficiency. Low speed city driving is the best. Would be kinda boring but might be interesting to see a pure low speed test, the ID BUZZ would probably benefit the most from a low speed drive test.
Please do a used electric car range test, that would be genuinely useful.
well aren't these all press cars meaning they are pretty used?
@joeykiller not really, I'm talking about maybe 5 year old cars with daily use and 30k miles on the clock
@joeykiller True but they're all 72 plate cars. Be interesting to see a test of 2017 cars with 60k miles on them already. I recon it would be pretty eye opening.
@Alexander Reay-Glover what about do those tests against Cadillac in an EV mileage battle?
Such an entertaining video guys! You all have big balls to drive your EV’s to they quit. Pretty funny when you calling out only a meter or two from the charger. Keep these good videos coming.! May I use clips of this video to talk about it on my channel or make a short?
Yes it does go to show that if you run out of battery there are people that can help you. But it doesn't look quite as easy as somebody coming around with a can of gas. Also, in spite of the care taken it appears that none of the cars got anywhere close to their stated range.
From an observers point of view, or at least mine :) I think that EV's have come a long way. Tesla was so far ahead of the rest in the early days, these days, there are a lot of good choices.
Really interesting to see the miles per KW figures for each car. Huge differences in efficiency (and therefore running costs!). Also interesting to see how poor the charging infrastructure still is, even on a busy main route like a motorway. Not great 😐
it is great chris 😃😄😄😄😄
It’s strange that he never mentioned or driven in the best fast charging network in the world - Tesla Supercharges - that are mostly opened exclusively to Tesla cars in the UK at the moment (but eventually will be open to all).
So for daily use, substract 20 percent from the claimed millage, then ten miles for the safety margin (0%) and you should be about right? Interesting that most of the cars were so close to 80% or the claimed range, and had about the same ten miles spare after indicating 0%. The first number is the one that will vary wildly depending on how much lead there's in your shoes and what kind of driving you are doing, as well as what the terrain and traffic situation looks like.
I spent 6 years of my life on the design of the Nissan driver assistance feature. Good to see it in the flesh and performing well.
Good on ya, Gaz. 👍🏻
I ve worked for the Nasa, I m glad I see astronauts using my helmets to go in space.
I am not sure if this is the sam as my qq.. but I really like it! It is useful and not disturbing! Very useful!
Love these tests. You should do the same test with four people luggage and a 4 bike rack on the back (with mountain bikes on)? That would be my typical long range journey with my family would make the test more accurate for my use case and good to see the effects on range of each car.
Tesla and nissan are my favourite EV's by far, stylish, good range, smooth drive, would strongly recommend both
Heated seats should have been used! They are more efficient than the heater (It's much easier to heat a person than a cabin, especially in the Buzz)
I dread to think how much range the Buzz looses trying to warm all of that volume to over 20 on a cold day. Great for the summer and shorter journeys though
Great comparison, just to show the Genesis (and it's sisters Kia EV6 and IONIQ5) and Teslay model Y are by far the most efficient. Range is less important when you do long distance driving, it's all about efficiency and charging speeds.
With the claimed ranges I'm now wondering does eco mode give you that missing 20% or is the figure they state at 30mph and the extra speed is what cost 20% feels like it will be something like that as all the cars were at roughly 80% of their claim
The ID Buzz uses the same heating element/resistor to heat up the cabin as the ID3 and ID4. For its size this is not enough and winter tests done in Finland this year showed that even after 30 minutes of driving the temperature of the rear foot well was below freezing when the outside temperature was -15°C. This van really needs a heat pump and a larger heating element.
Insane, one would think the price includes all the latest tech. I start to wonder; why this excessive pricetag?
@Maarten cuz its electric :|
@Maarten Volkswagen crap
They deleted the heat pump from the Audi! See Sandy Munroe.
@IMIBUKS yes. Electric vehicles that rules.
Since I now drive a VW caddy, and have driven a VW transporter, it isn't just the height of the seats but also the seats themselves which are great, they are really wide and the seating in general is roomy. Also the throw everything in the boot. Vans just got an edge in those regards
Volkswagen definitely has something in their seat department that makes them super comfortable while driving. Right now I own an mx5 and it feels as comfortable as a volkswagen caddy, both are amazing cars to drive
man i love these real world EV range tests
Loved this. I have an Aryia and I absolutely love it. Thought I was settling when I got it but having driven it and see it put against other cars I can't help but feel its up there with the best.
I'm sure someone else has said this but it would have been useful for a comparison with the EV test they did 2 years ago. I know they were different cars, but even so, worth a comparison.
26:56 the estimated range shown on the battery gauge is purely based on the EPA/WLTP estimate. However, the navigation system will display a far more accurate calculation of your final expected charge level, which is based on many factors, including your actual route, climate system usage, weather and road conditions, etc.
I'm impressed by Genesis and Nissan. Quite good range I think
Why Nissan? 3.2 mi/kWh is the same like Audi and Mercedes.
@SG yes. Proto Motor Spirra also lasted further than even Genesis.
@SG EV gets terrible mi/kWh on motorway .....
@SG that's the reason. Cause its efficiency is the same as those two premium brands
Lol since when is 260 miles good range. I can fill up my TDI and go 600 miles. People have been brain washed.
NoA works well in my Model X, i noticed that it showed the 2 lane basic autopilot instead of the 1 line from NoA when you tried to do various maneuvers. NoA is only engaged when it shows the 1 line
Would be nice to list the 2wd vs 4wd on the ratings list! The Tesla performed the best and was having to power all 4 wheels.
That's not what determines efficiency
The range of these cars is getting better but the charging infrastructure leaves a lot to be desired. I'll stick to a car with a proper engine for a while yet.
19:07 Just so you know, that wasn’t “Navigate on Autopilot” as Matt said, it was basic autopilot (NoA has different interface with a single blue path line, rather than blue lane markings on the side).
Also when changing lanes, Matt disengaged the Autopilot by applying too much force, which is why the car “changed two lanes”
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You're right, but Tesla's ADAS is a bit finnicky and not always confidence-inspiring, even with its very impressive safety statistics. I say that as a three year Model 3 owner who is excited by the potential of Tesla's FSD when it finally arrives (unlikely to be very soon).
@Muskar I agree. That being said, if you do a car review, it’s only fair to show the real capabilities and limitations of the system.
@Apple Reviews PL Sure. I think many people often don't realize how much car reviews are more like 60% entertainment 40% facts though. If you want facts, see a good mechanic and/or look into it yourself. That's how I see it anyway.
This series is the best car review series on the CS-tv, and I wonder what would be the drive back home looks like
Such a useful test. Adding a km score next to miles would be the finishing touch. Thanks so much!
bloke just do the maths yourself
@Dean or just mention kmh that used in whole earth
@foxisglee 0012 Including that tiny tiny country called the USA.
@S J 17 countries vs 179 countries
It's a UK based channel, deal with it.
A great addition would of been the cost to fully recharge them after.
Did you pre condition all the cars so the battery’s were at operating temps? If not might be worth doing to see what the actual difference is?
The Genesis looks like an awesome package.
Overall I really like Nissan Ariya, I love the design of it and interior design is also really nice. The Price is very good comparing to other vehicles
I was floored how much I was impressed by the Ariya. I'd still take the range hit for the utility of the ID Buzz though. Kudos to the Ariya for being handsome as well!
This test needs doing again twice more. Once with 3 adult passengers and once with an average-size 4-berth caravan It would be interesting to see how much effect these have on the car alone's distances. I hope you agree and do this - consumers need to know. Finally, given what goes into getting the minerals from ore and into the battery just HOW green ARE these cars anyway? And what happens when we run out of lithium?
There any chance you can include kilometer range in these kinds of tests?
Just multiply the miles by 1.609
@Kristian I’m well aware of how to do it, but having to do it when you’re getting battered with numbers every other second takes away from the viewer experience. I’d miss half the video if all I’m doing is doing math.
@Fabian Engstrand +1
@Fabian Engstrand Exercise your mind
Car wow love these long range tests I have a VW ID 5 would love to know how far it will go on 1 charge I managed to get 262 miles still with 10 percent left. This model was a baseline pro so why not give it a go. Cheers love the show
one thing to keep in mind is that the longer the range the less % of the overall distance is in a slower mode. For example if i say my car can go 100miles and then has 10miles extra in it. The System says "charge now" at 90miles. the last 10 + the extra 10 would be 20miles extra or like 22% of the complete ride. If i have a Car that can do 300miles and has an extra 10miles at it. I can drive 290miles normaly and the 10miles slow + 10 adidional miles only make around 6-7% with the lower consumption. Tesla has the best efficiency and the longrange hasnt the improvements that Tesla announced last year. They will come this year or next year. Which is claimed to make the car 20% more efficient. Hopefully other manufactures can catch up soon. Most cars are build around traditional designs and not fully embrace electricity. Beyond what the Model Y has coming for efficiency i think reduced weight ( same amount of battery but with less weight + having a car structure that doesnt need to support a heavy battery ) will be the only real efficiency gains. Maybe they can do 1% and 2% there. But like another 10% increase, dont know where that should come from.
257 Wh/mi is on par with what I typically get with my standard range M3. I'm not one of those "drive until you drop" people so even in an ICE I'd stop every 2 to 3 hours for a short break. As such, how far it will travel from full to empty is largely irrelevant to me. I'm lucky, however, that the area I live in, and anywhere within a few days driving, has an abundance of supercharges.
You should do these tests with a full load, people or sand bags and luggage. That would be interesting to see, which ones do best!
They would place exactly the same.
Glad to see you liked the genesis. Love mine and it’s so much luxury and comfort
Great video Mat - thank you! I drive a Nissan Ariya 87kw with 19 inch wheels which, as you said, has a greater range, but also much more comfortable than the 20 inch version. The tyre sidewalls make a huge difference. My experience when I first got the car last October (15C) was a consistent range of 300 miles dropping to 250 when it was around freezing in January. I’ve heard the criticism of the head room before - I am 6ft 2in and suffer no such issues even with the panoramic roof fitted. I put it down to the fact that when the seat is pushed further back, more headroom is created, and us tall guys tend to have the backrest more inclined as well. I really love the Ariya - a truly great all-rounder.
I am 6ft1 and have head room to spare front and back. No electric car can return as much headroom relative to it's height than an ICE car. Ariya has great ground clearance, the there is the battery. I think they made the most out of it. And I love, that this is a proper SUV and you don't have to watch out on every curb or bump. At least where I live, that's key. Even more impressive, that it delivers such good efficiency. It's a damn good car indeed. Lots of refinement, air purifying system, digital rear view mirror, great matrix headlights and HUD, super low losses when charging via AC and DC, extremely flat charging curve so good speeds nonetheless, in winter it actually is faster than most, over the air updates from factory with two SSD system, so no sitting around anymore, waiting for an update to finish...good stuff!
Impressed with the Nissan. Accurate numbers for range! VW impressed me next, as it's obviously less aerodynamically optimized for highway speeds but still gets 80% claimed range. I'm sure it would do well in the city where aerodynamic range isn't much of a factor.
The VW also used less kWh / km compared to all the others, which is even more impressive considering it’s not the most aerodynamic car by a lot, meaning it’s motor is very efficient. On the other hand Teslas kWh / km was terrible at like 4.0+?? Seems like they compensate by shoving a larger battery in it
I consistently manage ~90% of claimed range on my Model S with only highway driving (i dont go above 72 miles per hour) - very surprised by the results here but maybe the weather was very cold...
S model have a better cx, and is probably less affected by speed.
You never fail to wow me I love you mat ❤
Tebrikler Mat. Seni 2013'te Carbuyer kanalından beri takip ediyorum. Videoların ve anlatımın çok güzel. Ailemden biri gibisin adeta. 8 milyon aboneye ulaşmışsın. Umarım daha on milyonlarca abonen olur. Başarılarının devamını dilerim 🙏💙
The central question is not how far they go but how long it takes to recharge, how long the battery is going to last, and how much it costs.
I just love these EV range challenge videos, they're the real world capabilites of these vehicles.
EV Challenge Videos are always very relaxing to watch.
@Purwanti Allan it isnt when you comment under every single comment
eh, its only real world if you're driving only on highway - all of these cars would have drastically lower ranges if driven in a town
@fug33 Pretty sure its the opposite, ev’s perform worse on highway speeds
@fug33it’s literally the exact opposite of that
18:28 Interesting fact: There is no single motor Model Y here in the US (the standard range trim simply has 2 motors, just like the other two trims) But apparently they made one for the European market… Makes sense, given how weak the competition is
Tesla got dedicated chargers all over UK , organised ,gives live status of chargers accurately. I think, that makes huge difference when you drive long distance compared to other.
Now if only they could actually make the car attractive. How did a Nissan out pretty a bespoke Tesla?!?
Really none in Cumbria
Quick question...Does running the battery empty damage the battery?
It would be useful to include the recharge rate in your tests, and also the temperature. Also is the claimed range the wltp range or the highway range?
Charging rates themselves are not useful. For example, does it matter if car 1 charges at a higher wattage than car 2 if car 2 gets more actual range power minutes of charging?
@Charles Burns It's useful to me. My car charges at a maximum of 43 kW, which is pretty slow these days
Just starting this video and my main thought is doesn't the battieries differ mileage based on the outside temp, that was answered fairly quickly with the fact they are all veing driven at the same time. I currently have a diesel car because there isn't any chargers near my home yet and my works 50 miles away, chargers at work however they are full daily so if i don't get the chance to charge it just becomes a massive inconvenience. I am looking forward to seeing if electric cars improve a lot and if their batteries become a lot more recyclable and if hydrogen will get more development.
Did forget to say cars like these are way out of my price range since they are worth more than my wage 😂
20:44 You can't turn off wipers when in autopilot. Love the video Mat!
Exactly. But mine shows this as a message. Did not see that in the video, maybe autopilot was not engaged?
@Maarten it was engaged. You could see the blue lines on the screen for autopilot
@Ryan Ryan, Tesla and Jaguar seemingly dominated those electric mileage challenges.
@Ryan You are right! 👊
@Purwanti Allan only the tesla, not the jag
This was absolutely fantastic, really informative. I'm currently considering a Tesla Model Y (performance) so seeing how the long range variant did is really helping me to choose. Great video, thank you !!
That genesis is beautiful looking, the I'd buzz is the coolest an roomiest an looks nice inside too, I'm into camping an mountain biking so would be ideal for me , plenty room inside for mountain bikes an camping gear an guitar , Definitely choose the VW Id buzz out of these even if it has lowest range 👌👍
You'd spend more time charging it than driving it!
20:02 you can adjust the Steering Mode in your settings (under “Pedals and Steering”)… You are probably in “Sport” mode, but it also has Standard and Comfort
I am wondering how much more of a hit the range would take when loaded with two more persons or rather driven with 4 -5 persons on board.
It would have been nice to have all the numbers of all the cars together on the screen with every charge/range update. Now those numbeds are useless because nobody can remember them, and therefore it's impossible to compare.
Another great range test! It goes to show how things have changed that if I was looking for an EV in this segment it would be between the two that aren't legacy brands. Can't wait for the next video in this series.
I believe the ID Buzz performed best because it received the most marketing support
I love the buzz, but I hope they offer a longer range in the U.S. because I would love to have one.
They will. A longer version with a bigger battery will come to the United States.
@David Polak Do you have an idea of when?
@Feist77 To be revealed this June, and sales will start in June 2024. That's the latest update.
@David Polak Thank You
For daily estimates I usually take 80% of the rated range and then another 80% of that result. Since I probably will only charge to 90% max capacity daily and won’t want to go lower than 10% daily either.
It would be nice if you can add how fast the charging för each car is, both DC/AC. Good video 👏👏
It'd be nice if the tests had only 2wd or awd cars. It does make quite a difference in the consumption. The entry level Model Y would still beat all the other cars, but the efficiency would be even better.
Mat never fails to wow us with all these awesome reviews, drag races and videos!
FYI, Navigate on Autopilot wasn’t on or the two blue lines would’ve been one line in the center. It also tried to change lanes when you hit the blinker but it was telling you to put your hands on the wheel to confirm your attention and you didn’t, so it canceled it. When you see blue flashing at the top, wiggle the wheel a bit or the car won’t do anything. At 19:18, you took it off Autopilot by turning the wheel, but the car still prevented you from going off the road with the safety features.
love the test:)) sad sad truth about them:)) One thing I don’t get is why are they so expensive? I see a modern internal combustion engine as a masterpiece of engineering with so many big and little parts doing what they need to do for the job and these seems to be a battery and software ..
Battery materials are expensive. Also, many of these are completely new models, so the development costs have to be covered somehow.
Would be nice to see with passenger capacity full and luggage to match
Can i just appreciate how smooth it was to get that pop up to appear in the same place you pointed at the same time
I love the start of the Tesla trip he goes "People have complained about their quality control, but I've found it's good enough" and then near the end it's "Well they've forgotten to thread it so I suppose we're fucked"
Saw an Aryia in the flesh and it genuinely looked like a car from the future, I was impressed.
it looks ugly. There is no need that EVs must look futuristic, that's just stupid, why can't they look like normal cars. What's wrong with normal cars
@DEADLY SNIPER The VW ID cars look ugly for sure lol, but the Nissan does genuinely look like a normal car from the future
@Matt Howells They are both ugly. The ID Buzz is the only one that looks 'funky', it's like a childish car design, but better looking than the Nissan
had a chance to ride in an ariya, it's a very nice place to be in and quite the looker. Despise the touch-capacitive "buttons" but otherwise would def consider one
They are pretty much on par with claimed range coz claimed range are calculated on basis of mixed highway and city driving. 280+ miles on 70mph motorway for the Tesla is impressive enough.
I like these videos. Proper road tests that Top Gear lost a long time ago.
One time I tried to drive 275mi north into VT at -15 degrees F with my Model Y. It said I was going to make it with 1%... I went for it anyway. I did not make it. I fell 3.8mi short of the charger LOL. You should have seen the people staring at me as my frosted car got towed into the charger
Great review Mat. Love your humour. Thank you.
The Tesla clearly outperformed the other evs. But its interesting to note that all the evs were way below the manufacturer's predicted range (up to 25% below). So were you using the WLTP range predictions? If so, it seems as though the ev industry needs a far better range prediction.
Always a pleasure to see the videos but, yeah, it would be nice to have on the post processing some included calcs from miles to km and to kWh/100 km. This is an open world so the viewers should be treated as such 😊
It’s a British channel. You don’t see American channels changing theirs to miles
Just done a 700 mile journey in my Kona and got 4.0 mi/kWh. The highest I've seen is above 6 mi/kWh but that was mostly local driving.
Would like to see a test of used electric cars. 4 year old cars with similar average miles (40-50k miles) and compare the range to what they should have been new.
As an EV driver of two years I find charging my car at a public EVSE akin to owning an ICE car with a 4 gallon tank and filling it with a syringe. That’s assuming the syringe works. And you sometimes have to wait 2 hours to get the syringe.
Interesting to convert the mi/kWh to MPG. Roughly it works out that an ICE car getting 40mpg is only getting 1 mile /kWh!
I am not fond of the look of the Genesis. But I finally saw the Ariya in the wild, and it looked very advanced
I like the quick review on the chargers when stopped. I think at the end of the video when the cars have flat batteries they should do a charging race to 200 miles or 80% just so people know what car has the best charging curve
That would make Tesla look too good
@Macho Man Randy Savage I reckon it would make tesla look as good as it is. How would it make it look *too* good?
That would not work since all the cars run out of battery in different places where there are different types of chargers and charging speeds.
@Macho Man Randy Savage I don't think so as the Hyundai platform charges at 350kw. Tesla is 250kw
@chillout1109 yeah I agree it would be difficult but when the cars battery is flat and on a flat bed. If they can go to the closest 350kw charger and do it there. It doesn't have to be the exact charger just the same network and charging speed
The effort of making this video is crazy, thanks alot Carwow
I reckon the nissan performed best by being closest percentage wise to its claimed range. Weird coincidence how not one manufacturer underestimated the range.
I live in Whitehorse, Yukon. We have exceedingly cold winters by European or UK standards. At minus forty degrees C, the critical measurement would be how long can you run the heater before the battery dies? I wouldn't expect much from any of the contenders in your video. I think I'll be sticking with an internal combustion engine for the foreseeable future. Actually, my money is on hydrogen powered vehicles anyway. All those electrics you tested looked waaaay too fiddly for me. I don't particularly want a vehicle with a touch screen, voice control, or spinning shift change controllers. A clutch and stick shift would be preferable.
As someone who does 400-500 miles a week, my SQ5 diesel (600 miles on a tank) does me fine. EV’s are all a bit “meh” to me, and this video cements that view. However as ever an enjoyable Carwow video, these real world tests are definitely an eye opener….
Have to say this has been the most entertaining video comparing EV ranges.
I luv these EV range tests you do! Please keep doing them along with the EV drag races!
Props to the car that kept up while recording all the cars driving
The stress of going on a long trip in an EV would do my head in, the infrastructure needs to get MUCH better before EV is a reasonable choice for longer journeys.
Matt if you have autopilot on you can't turn off windscreen wipers 😊 so the system understood you it just can't do what you want. It's a security features because front camera is in the windshield