A car rental company from Germany made an interesting test. Three electric vehicles – Tesla Model X, Audi e-tron and Jaguar I-Pace were taken to check which of them would demonstrate the best efficiency in equalized road conditions.
The all-electric SUVs – Tesla Model X 90D (90kWh battery), Audi e-tron (95kWh) and the Jaguar I-Pace (90kWh) – participated in a trial organized by nextmove experts. The Tesla Model X won with a significant lead.
All the three went on a 54-mile (87-km) long trip on the motorway between Munich Airport and Landshut in Germany. They started simultaneously and moved parallel to each other at a speed of 75mph (120 km/h).
In a direct comparison, the Tesla Model X, whose aerodynamic drag coefficient is 0.25, showed the best results. Energy consumption was 24.8 kWh per 100 km (0.154 kWh/mi).
The Audi e-tron (0.27 Cd) had 23% more consumption: 30.5 kWh/100 km (0.189 kWh/mi). The Jaguar I-Pace with 0.29 Cd showed 31.3 kWh/100 km (0.194 kWh/mi) , that is 26% more than the Model X.
The longest-range Tesla Model X 100D was also taken to demonstrate its advantage over the mentioned trio.