12 e-cars in a range comparison test

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Audi Q4, BMW iX, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Tesla Model Y, VW ID.4 and more

12 e-cars in a range comparison test-Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Turbo

How far can I get on one battery charge? To answer this question, InsideEVs Italy tests a whole bunch of electric cars every year. A dozen long-haul models were tested this year – models with more than 70 kWh of battery capacity.

12 electric cars were tested, some of which differ significantly in terms of body shape, price and performance. They cannot be directly compared with one another, but the results should be interesting for many buyers:

  1. Audi Q4 Sportback 40 e-tron
  2. BMW iX xDrive50
  3. Ford Mustang Mach-E Extended Range AWD
  4. Hyundai Ioniq 5 RWD Evolution
  5. Jaguar I-Pace EV400 AWD
  6. Kia EV6 AWD
  7. Mercedes EQS 580 4Matic
  8. Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Turbo S.
  9. Skoda Enyaq iV 80 iV
  10. Tesla Model Y Long Range
  11. Volkswagen ID.4 Pro Performance
  12. Volvo XC40 P8 Recharge

Strongly varying proportions

As every year, we tested the electric cars in real traffic on the Grande Raccordo Anulare (A90). The ring road goes around Rome and of course the traffic density and speed vary considerably. Sometimes you reach the speed limit, then you have to brake again and accelerate again.

In contrast to a test at constant speed, not only the efficiency of the drive but also the recuperation is tested here. The test was carried out on a rainy day at temperatures between 11 and 14 degrees. Some vehicles were fitted with M + S tires, others with large wheels.

12 e-cars in a range comparison test-Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Turbo

The test started at 11:30 am, we went counter-clockwise; one lap on the motorway ring is 68.2 km long. All vehicles were driven in normal mode, i.e. neither eco nor sport mode. We always set the air conditioning to 22 degrees.

The target travel speed was 130 km / h, in tunnels it was 110 km / h. We tried to follow the flowing traffic, we tried to avoid strong acceleration and braking. When a remaining charge of 5 percent was reached, the car left the GRA to go to the nearest charging station and collect the data recorded by the on-board computer.

Final evaluation in the car

GeoTab's GPS tracking application

The results came about through a comparison between manual measurements, the display of the on-board computer and the measurements of our software partner GeoTab, which tracked the vehicles via satellite and recorded the data from the OBD unit.

The following table shows the battery capacities of the models as well as the maximum charging capacities with alternating current (AC) and with direct current (DC):

model Battery (gross) Battery (usable) AC DC
Audi Q4 Sportback 40 e-tron 82.0 kWh 76.6 kWh 11 kW 125 kW
BMW iX xDrive50 111.5 kWh 105.2 kWh 11 kW 195 kW
Ford Mustang Mach-E Extended Range AWD 98.7 kWh 88.0 kWh 11 kW 150 kW
Hyundai Ioniq 5 RWD Evolution 77.4 kWh 72.6 kWh 11 kW 220 kW
Jaguar I-Pace EV400 AWD 90.0 kWh 84.7 kWh 11 kW 100 kW
Kia EV6 AWD 82.5 kWh 77.4 kWh 11 kW 220 kW
Mercedes EQS 580 4Matic 120.0 kWh 107.8 kWh 22 kW 200 kW
Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Turbo S. 93.4 kWh 83.7 kWh 11 kW 270 kW
Skoda Enyaq iV 80 iV 82.0 kWh 77.0 kWh 11 kW 125 kW
Tesla Model Y Long Range 75.0 kWh  

70.0 kWh

11 kW 250 kW Volkswagen ID.4 Pro Performance 82.0 kWh 77.0 kWh 11 kW 125 kW Volvo XC40 P8 Recharge 7.08 kWh 75.0 kWh 11 kW 150 kW

Ranges

The car that came the furthest in the test is the BMW iX with 6.1 laps or 416 km. The first car that had to be charged is the Volvo XC40, which did 4.2 laps or 285 km. On average, the ranges we determined were a third below the official WLTP values.

model Round Range
determined
Range WLTP deviation battery
BMW iX xDrive50 6.10 416 km 630 km -34% 105.2 kWh
Mercedes EQS 580 4Matic * 5.78 394 km 673 km -41% 107.8 kWh
Tesla Model Y Long Range 5.60 382 km 507 km -25% 70.0 kWh
Ford Mustang Mach-E Extended Range AWD 5.57 380 km 540 km -30% 88.0 kWh
Skoda Enyaq iV 80 iV 5.10 348 km 537 km -35% 77.0 kWh
Audi Q4 Sportback 40 e-tron 5.01 342 km 534 km -36% 76.6 kWh
Kia EV6 AWD 4.85 331 km 506 km -35% 77.4 kWh
Volkswagen ID.4 Pro Performance 4.84 330 km 520 km -37% 77.0 kWh
Hyundai Ioniq 5 RWD Evolution 4.76 325 km 485 km -33% 72.6 kWh
Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Turbo S. 4.65 317 km 419 km -24% 83.7 kWh
Jaguar I-Pace EV400 AWD * 4.56 311 km 470 km -34% 84.7 kWh
Volvo XC40 P8 Recharge * 4.18 285 km 416 km -31% 75.0 kWh

(* Vehicle equipped with M + S tires)

12 e-cars in a range comparison test-Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Turbo

Power consumption

The power consumption is just as interesting as the range. This depends on the one hand on the weight and aerodynamics of the vehicle, but also on the performance. The Tesla Model Y was the most economical in terms of energy in the test, it got by with 17.4 kWh / 100 km. At the other end of the scale is the Mercedes EQS 580 4Matic with 26.0 kWh / 100 km.

MODEL Average consumption in the test (kWh / 100 km) power Empty weight tires
Tesla Model Y Long Range 17.4 441 hp 2,000 kg 255/45 R19 104W XL (EU label: A)
Skoda Enyaq iV 80 iV 21.0 204 hp 2,107 kg 235/55 R19 105W (EU label: B)
Hyundai Ioniq 5 RWD Evolution 21.2 218 hp 1,985 kg 235/55 R19 105W (EU label: B)
Audi Q4 Sportback 40 e-tron 21.3 204 hp 2,120 kg 235/45 R21 101T A0 (EU label: A)
Ford Mustang Mach-E Extended Range AWD 22.0 351 hp 2,250 kg 225/55 R19 103V XL (EU label: A)
Kia EV6 AWD 22.2 325 hp 2,090 kg 235/55 R19 105V (EU label: C)
Volkswagen ID.4 Pro Performance 22.5 204 hp 2,124 kg 235/45 R21 101T (EU label: A)
BMW iX xDrive50 24.0 523 hp 2,585 kg 255/50 R21 109Y XL (EU label: A)
Volvo XC40 P8 Recharge 25.0 408 hp 2,188 kg 235/45 R20 100V (EU label: B)
Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Turbo S. 25.1 761 hp 2,395 kg 265/35 R21 101Y – 305/30 R21 104Y (EU label: C – C)
Jaguar I-Pace EV400 AWD 25.6 400 hp 2,208 kg 245/50 R20 105V (EU label: A)
Mercedes EQS 580 4Matic 26.0 523 hp 2,585 kg 255/45 R20 105Y o V (EU label: C)

Note: The original Italian text has been shortened and reformulated. In addition, we have brought similar values ​​(e.g. battery capacity) to the same number of decimal places.

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