The Volkswagen ID.3 underwent a facelift, the Renault Megane E-Tech and Cupra Born received a significant price reduction and Kia unveiled two promotional models of the Niro EV. Which electric family car has the greatest range?
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Small differences can have major consequences. The slightly larger battery of the Be Niro (64.8 kWh) and its slightly lower practical consumption (17.4 kWh/100 km) for a significantly greater range. In our test it reaches 372 kilometers on a single battery charge, while the real range of the other models fluctuates around three hundred kilometers.
The electric Kia has the disadvantage that fast charging is possible at a maximum of 80 kW, while a charging speed of 120 to 130 kW is now the norm in this segment.
The Volkswagen ID.3 and the Cupra Born both have a 58 kWh battery pack, but are not equally economical. The Volkswagen scores an excellent average of 18.0 kWh/100 km, while the Cupra achieves 19.4 kWh/100 km. That saves you 23 kilometers of driving range. The Born travels 299 kilometers on a full battery and the ID.3 logically 322 kilometers.
The Born now also has wider tires and its electric motor delivers more power: 231 instead of 204 hp (ID.3). That makes him the fastest sprinter. He completes the hundred sprint in 6.6 seconds and is the first to reach his limited top speed of 160 km/h. At that speed, Volkswagen and Renault also think it was nice, Kia does not watch the clock so strictly and lets the Niro EV run to 167 km/h.
The battery of the Renault Megane E-Tech EV60 As the name suggests, it has a net capacity of 60 kWh. So the second most inefficient car has the second largest battery. The result is a range comparable to that of the Volkswagen: 324 kilometers.
If you make it a sport to drive as economically as possible, you can extend the driving range of both cars to 400 kilometers. The Cupra will then travel 372 kilometers and the Kia even 473 kilometers - a difference of no less than 100 kilometers.
The differences seem so small: a battery of 58 or 64.8 kWh and a power consumption of 17.4 or 19.4 kWh/100 km. But in practice it makes a difference in traveling 73 kilometers, and that is a significant difference.
Since the Kia Niro EV has the largest battery and the lowest power consumption, it wins this comparison. We measure a realistic consumption of 372 kilometers, which you can increase to 473 kilometers with economical driving. None of its competitors come close.
This post was last modified on November 2, 2023 9:05 am
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