Hyundai Kona Electric Won Battle For Range And Efficiency In Real Conditions
Italian experts from Motor1 made drive tests of six all-electric models to measure range and efficiency in real road conditions. They wanted to check which distance the vehicles would be able to travel until their batteries completely discharged. Unexpectedly, the Hyundai Kona Electric won this battle.
Before to run, all selected zero-emission cars were given a full 100% charge. The testers drove about 150 km (93 miles) in mixed road conditions. Thus, they rode 45% in city driving, 45% extra-urban and 10% on highway to imitate a regular every-day family trip, including to the countryside or an airport.
The purpose was to check the vehicles real autonomy and consumption/efficiency.
The experts chose six best-selling EVs. The smallest was the Smart EQ fortwo with the least battery capacity.
Other participants were the Renault Zoe and the Nissan Leaf covering the type of common compact zero-emission vehicles.
The SUV and electric crossover segment was represented by the Hyundai Kona Electric (pictured), the luxury Jaguar I-Pace and Tesla Model S 100D.
The Smart EQ fortwo stopped the first. The Tesla Model S went the farthest, what is quite predictable.
The Hyundai Kona managed to show the best efficiency! So, this Korean model proved that it could best lower the consumption of electricity without sacrificing performance.
Actual test results in terms of autonomy see below (WLTP and NEDC figures from left to right):