WLTP range and efficiency of electric cars

Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) roadmap

Now that automakers provide WLTP ratings for multiple electric cars, it’s time to organize a comparisonย table with range and efficiency WLTP figures.

At the moment not all figures provided by automakers make sense, for example the lighter Nissan LEAF (40 kWh) has a worse WLTP efficiency rating than the heavier Nissan LEAF e+ with the 62 kWh battery. However, if we look at the range rating and compare it to the battery capacity, we do see that the lighter variant does get more range per kWh.

Anyway, let’s see some official WLTP ratings that are already available.


Electric car range and efficiency (WLTP)

Electric carRangeEfficiency
Lightyear One451 miles
725 km
13,4 kWh/100 miles
8,3 kWh/100km
Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus254 miles
409 km
23 kWh/100 miles
14,3 kWh/100 km
Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD348 miles
560 km
25,7 kWh/100 miles
16 kWh/100 km
Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD329 miles
530 km
26,7 kWh/100 miles
16,6 kWh/100 km
Hyundai IONIQ Electric (38,3 kWh)193 miles
311 km
22,2 kWh/100 miles
13,8 kWh/100 km
Hyundai Kona Electric (64 kWh)279 miles
449 km
24,8 kWh/100 miles
15,4 kWh/100 km
Kia e-Soul (39,2 kWh)171 miles
276 km
25,1 kWh/100 miles
15,6 kWh/100 km
Kia e-Soul (64 kWh)281 miles
452 km
25,3 kWh/100 miles
15,7 kWh/100 km
Kia e-Niro (64 kWh)283 miles
455 km
24 kWh/100 miles
14,9 kWh/100 km
MG ZS EV163 miles
263 km
29,9 kWh/100 miles
18,6 kWh/100 km
Nissan Leaf (40 kWh battery and 16โ€œ wheels)177 miles
285 km
31,2 kWh/100 miles
19,4 kWh/100 km
Nissan Leaf (40 kWh battery and 17โ€œ wheels)168 miles
270 km
33,2 kWh/100 miles
20,6 kWh/100 km
Nissan Leaf e+ (62 kWh battery)239 miles
385 km
29,8 kWh/100 miles
18,5 kWh/100 km
Renault Zoe R110 (52 kWh battery and 15โ€œ wheels)245 miles
395 km
27,7 kWh/100 miles
17,2 kWh/100 km
Renault Zoe R135 (52 kWh battery and 16โ€œ wheels)240 miles
386 km
28,5 kWh/100 miles
17,7 kWh/100 km
PEUGEOT e-208211 miles
340 km
27,2 kWh/100 miles
16,9 kWh/100 km
Opel Corsa-e205 miles
330 km
27,4 kWh/100 miles
17 kWh/100 km
BMW i3 (120 Ah battery and 19โ€œ wheels)191 miles
308 km
24,6 kWh/100 miles
15,3 kWh/100 km
BMW i3 (120 Ah battery and 20โ€œ wheels)177 miles
285 km
26,2 kWh/100 miles
16,3 kWh/100 km
Volkswagen e-Golf144 miles
231 km
25,4 kWh/100 miles
15,8 kWh/100 km
Audi e-tron (19โ€œ wheels)255 miles
411 km
36,9 kWh/100 miles
22,9 kWh/100 km
Audi e-tron (20โ€œ wheels)221 miles
355 km
42,5 kWh/100 miles
26,4 kWh/100 km
Jaguar I-PACE (18โ€œ wheels)292 miles
470 km
35,4 kWh/100 miles
22 kWh/100 km


Remember that like EPA, WLTP figures also measure plug-to-wheels consumption, this means that the on-board charger efficiency matters.


Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP)


It’s not a surprise to see that the Audi e-tron and Jaguar I-PACE are extremely inefficient, we already knew that from the EPA range and efficiency ratings. Premium legacy automakers never had to worry about efficiency, but now they have to, if they want to make a successful transition from ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) to electric cars.

It’s also not a surprise that the Korean legacy automakers Hyundai and Kia have very efficient electric cars, but it’s Tesla Model 3 the most impressive with great range and efficiency, only surpassed by a real self-charging car the Lightyear One.




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Pedro Lima

My interest in electric transportation is mostly political. Iโ€™m tired of coups and wars for oil. My expectation is that the adoption of electric transportation will be a factor for peace and democracy all over the world.