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What the manufacturer says the range on a EV vehicle is and actual range is, are very different things The average person does not drive to obtain max range or mpg. Most people will be very disappointed in the actual range that their planet saving EV actually gets.
 

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What the manufacturer says the range on a EV vehicle is and actual range is, are very different things The average person does not drive to obtain max range or mpg. Most people will be very disappointed in the actual range that their planet saving EV actually gets.
I once went on a spirited country road drive with the Cobra and managed about 90-100 miles on the tank lol! ICE cars will also get less mileage if you get on it often.


Range: Dragstrip vs. EPA vs. MotorTrend's Real-World Estimate

Manufacturers love to talk about their electric cars' range to sell people on buying an EV, but in reality, range is heavily dependent on the way you drive, traffic, and weather conditions. The Model S Plaid with 21-inch wheels uses 2.5 percent of its battery to finish a quarter-mile run on a racing dragstrip, so in theory—we didn't actually launch it repeatedly until its battery died—it has roughly 10 miles of range if used for 40 consecutive dragstrip runs. Tesla says the Model S Plaid with the 21s has an EPA-estimated 348 miles of range, and that is according to EPA's conditions and using a mix of 55 percent highway and 45 percent city driving. See the range difference from different use cases there?

We took the Tesla Model S Plaid on separate road routes for highway (70-75 mph) and city driving, then looked for the efficiency. We drove the car four times on each route, two times with air conditioning on and set to 72 degrees, and two times with it off and only the fan on.

With the ambient temperature below an average of 75 degrees, we saw 3.43 miles/kWh for city driving and 3.14 miles/kWh on the highway. Using the same EPA highway-to-city ratio, our theoretical measured range is 318 miles.

Multiply the number with energy, and you can reveal the estimated range. For example, on a road trip, chances are you would drive mostly on a freeway or highway, so you're looking at 305 miles of total range. However, in real life, chances are you are not driving from a fully charged pack to empty. Let's say you recharged 72 kWh (from 5 to 80 percent): Expect about 226 miles of driving on a freeway at 70-75 mph.
 

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Years ago the show Top Gear, (the British version, not the stupid Americanized crap that is on today,) ran a Prius around their test track. It got 8 mpg.
 

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Years ago the show Top Gear, (the British version, not the stupid Americanized crap that is on today,) ran a Prius around their test track. It got 8 mpg.
In other news water is wet.

these electric cars can run fast consistent times where DA and weather doesnt matter. It can also get better mpg than and 1000+ hp gas car. I think plaid extended gets over 500 mile range? Show me gas car that runs low 9s and can achieve 500 mile range.
 

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What the manufacturer says the range on a EV vehicle is and actual range is, are very different things The average person does not drive to obtain max range or mpg. Most people will be very disappointed in the actual range that their planet saving EV actually gets.

Like a lot of things in like, it depends. Ford for example understates the range on the Mach-E. Tesla overstates it. But, both get a severe beat down from cold weather- up to 40% range loss.
 

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