Which of the 6 Electric Cars Drives the Farthest in the Cold?

British journalists from Carwow decided to ignore the official records and find out what the real drive range of popular electric cars is.

They were testing a Nissan Leaf, a Kia e-Niro, an Audi e-tron, a Jaguar I-Pace, a Mercedes EQC and a Tesla Model 3 Long Range. To ensure that the test was as fair as possible and the conditions were close to real, all the cars drove along the motorway with activated cruise control at the same speed and their climate systems were set to the same temperature.

Coincidently, it was winter in the UK at the time of the video. So, in that case, it was more about a vehicle range test in cold conditions, when the driving distance is expected to decrease. After all, it is known that the colder the environment, the more it affects the drive range. Obliviously, none of the EVs reached the stated figures in such conditions. Anyway, we have the opportunity to take a look at how a particular electric car works in winter.

The test results are as follows

  • Kia e-Niro: 410 km (90% of the declared drive range);
  • Nissan Leaf e-Plus: 334 km (87% of the declared drive range);
  • Audi e-tron: 331 km (81% of the declared drive range);
  • Tesla Model 3: 434 km (78% of the declared drive range);
  • Jaguar I-Pace: 359 km (76% of the declared drive range);
  • Mercedes-Benz EQC: 312 km (75% of the declared drive range).

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