Electric cars are suitable for travel in / summer

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31 electric cars from different manufacturers took part in this year’s TCS/NAF summer range test. In addition to the widespread American brands Tesla and Ford, as well as the European (VW, Skoda, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, Polestar, Audi, Cupra) and Korean names (Hyundai, Kia), some Chinese manufacturers were also represented: Hongqi, BYD, Nio , MG, Maxus and Xpeng are already present in the pilot market Norway, while they are not yet available in Switzerland.

method

The evaluated categories “range”, “consumption” and “charging time” reflect essential qualities that a car must have in order to be suitable for everyday use and travel. These parameters were determined on a controlled test drive in which 31 cars drove the same route under the same conditions. However, there were differences in the loading of the cars, the flow of traffic at traffic lights, intersections and roundabouts, and the tires on the cars. Experience with quick charging also showed that the values ​​achieved should be viewed as individual values ​​that could be achieved in this specific test after a two-hour drive. The data was analyzed and evaluated using the methods of the TCS vehicle test.

Results

The results show how diverse the range of electric cars from Europe, the USA, Korea and China is now and how powerful and suitable for everyday use they have become.

The maximum range of 620 km was achieved by a Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+, the lowest consumption of 13.8 kWh/100 km by a Tesla Model Y LR Dual Motor and the shortest charging time of 18.1 minutes by the Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo.

The overall winner is the Kia EV6 RWD ahead of the 4×4 crossover Tesla Model Y LR Dual Motor and the BMW i4 eDrive40. All three cars impress with excellent energy efficiency (Tesla 13.8, BMW 14.8, Kia 15.2 kWh/100 km) and an appealing range. In terms of range and charging capacity, they offer more than even the very best and most expensive electric cars on the market offered just a few years ago.

All cars scored more than 55% of the points, three even over 80% and only six under 60%.

The tested cars from Hyundai/Kia, Tesla, Mercedes Benz and Volkswagen as well as the cars from BMW are very present in the front half of the field.

The Chinese cars, some of which are cheap, are mostly found at the end of the field because they were not able to convince in one or more of the assessed categories of range, consumption and charging time. As a result, the brands BYD Tang, Xpeng P7, Maxus Euniq6 and Hongqi EHS-9 are at the bottom of the test, four products that are currently not available from us.

Ultimately, the shape of the vehicle and the price seem to play a subordinate role: SUVs, limousines and coupés between around CHF 47,900 and 169,000 are among the top ten.

Range:

For the range, the mileage was evaluated, which the vehicles reached with a full battery until they came to a standstill. This is influenced by the battery capacity and the efficiency of the drive.

Consumption:

The consumption in kWh/100 km reflects the efficiency of the vehicle. This affects both the range and the charging speed. Due to the leisurely cruising speed, all cars perform relatively well. The “consumption” parameter is rated on the same scale for cars of all technologies, which also means that electric cars get good marks.

Charging time DC 10-80%:

The charging time from 10% to 80% battery charge is defined by the battery capacity and the charging power. Short charging times enable good utilization of the fast charging infrastructure and rapid progress. This parameter forms the opposite pole to increasing battery capacity.

Press contact:

Contact: Sarah Wahlen, TCS media spokeswoman, 058 827 34 03, [email protected],
www.pressetcs.ch, www.flickr.com

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