13 of 80 EVs suitable for long-distance driving

The largest European automobile association, ADAC, tested more than 80 electric vehicles and showed that only 13 of them are suitable for long-distance driving.

ADAC first tested vehicles with a range of over 750 kilometers. The best results were achieved by the Hyundai Ioniq 6 with a 77.4 kWh battery and rear-wheel drive, and a range of 931 kilometers with one stop and an additional short charge. The Lucid Air achieved the second best test with 859 kilometers, the BMW iX traveled 835 kilometers, the Mercedes EQS achieved a range of 825 kilometers, the EQE SUV achieved a range of 806 kilometers and the Polestar 2 traveled 801 kilometers.

After that, vehicles with a range between 500 and 750 kilometers were tested (42). These vehicles are considered to be suitable for long distances or vehicles suitable for long distances with a slightly longer charging time.

Also, 14 vehicles with a range of 400-500 km were tested, and vehicles with a range of less than 400 km, such as the Fiat 500e with a 23.8 kWh battery, which had a range of 233 kilometers despite additional charging.

The measurement was carried out with the battery charged to 90 percent, which is the case in most situations, because drivers usually go on the road with a deviation of up to 10 percent. The test also included the additional autonomy that can be achieved after charging on a fast charger during a 20-minute break in ideal conditions.

In conclusion, when purchasing an EV, buyers should pay attention to battery size, power consumption, and charging time.

Source: ADAC, Photo: Authors’ Union Mobility/ADAC/Ralph Wagner