Electric cars: range and efficiency comparison

In order to help you compare some of the most popular electric cars currently available, I made a table with EPA range and efficiency figures.

It might help you decide which electric car is the best for you.

 

Electric car

Range

Efficiency

Combined

City

Highway

Combined

City

Highway

BMW i3 (94 Ah battery)

183 km

201 km

165 km

17,75 kWh/100 km

16,23 kWh/100 km

19,75 kWh/100 km

Chevrolet Bolt EV

383 km

412 km

354 km

17,64 kWh/100 km

16,36 kWh/100 km

19,04 kWh/100 km

2017 Ford Focus Electric

185 km

204 km

166 km

19,57 kWh/100km

17,75 kWh/100km

21,81 kWh/100km

Hyundai IONIQ Electric

200 km

220 km

179 km

15,4 kWh/100 km

13,96 kWh/100 km

17,16 kWh/100 km

Nissan Leaf (30 kWh battery)

172 km

191 km

155 km

18,7 kWh/100 km

16,89 kWh/100 km

20,73 kWh/100 km

Tesla Model S 60D

351 km

341 km

361 km

20,13 kWh/100 km

20,73 kWh/100 km

19,57 kWh/100 km

In each category green represents the best result, while red represent the worst.

Remember that EPA figures measure plug-to-wheels consumption, this means that the internal charger efficiency matters.

 

The Hyundai IONIQ Electric is the efficiency champion, but if you need more range you might prefer a Chevrolet Bolt EV or a Tesla Model S.

 

Unfortunately we don’t have EPA¬†ratings for the Renault Zoe and need¬†to wait for the more realistic WLTP start replacing NEDC next year.

Also next year we’ll have important additions to the table. From an improved Volkswagen e-Golf with more range¬†to¬†a much better¬†and redesigned Nissan Leaf. With luck first Tesla Model 3 deliveries will also take place.

 

What do you  think about these figures? Were you surprised by at least one of them?