Almost half of the electric vehicles have shorter range than the one announced

The American non-profit organization Consumer Reports sought to determine the actual range of 22 electric models compared to the ratings provided by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with the results showing that almost half of the test vehicles had lower range than advertised.

The test was conducted on a highway, with cars moving at 70 miles per hour (113 km/h), fully charged at the beginning of the test and having covered between 2,000 to 15,000 miles by then.

During the test, the ambient temperature ranged from 21 to 32 degrees Celsius. The air conditioning system was set to 22 degrees Celsius in all cars, all vehicles were operated with the cruise control activated, and tire pressures were adjusted to factory specifications.

The model with the largest difference was the Ford F-150 Lightning, which, despite being advertised with a range of 320 miles (515 km), covered 270 miles (435 km) during the test.

Following that was the Lucid Air Touring (384 miles/618 km EPA rating, 344 miles/554 km test range) and the Tesla Model S Long Range (405 miles/652 km EPA rating, 366 miles/589 km test range).

However, there were also cars that exceeded the EPA ratings, with the BMW i4 M50 covering 318 miles (512 km) during the test (271 miles/436 km EPA estimate) and the Mercedes-Benz EQE 350 4Matic reaching 332 miles (534 km) (260 miles/418 km EPA estimate).

Model EPA Rating Test Range
Audi Q4 50 E-Tron Premium Plus 241 miles/388 km 226 miles/364 km
BMW i4 M50 271 miles/436 km 318 miles/512 km
BMW iX xDrive50 324 miles/521 km 370 miles/596 km
Ford F-150 Lightning Lariat ER 320 miles/515 km 270 miles/435 km
Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium AWD ER 270 miles/435 km 299 miles/481 km
Genesis Electrified GV70 Advanced 236 miles/380 km 220 miles/354 km
Genesis GV60 Advanced 248 miles/399 km 251 miles/404 km
Hyundai Ioniq 5 SEL AWD 256 miles/412 km 267 miles/430 km
Hyundai Ioniq 6 SEL AWD 270 miles/435 km 265 miles/427 km
Kia EV6 Wind AWD 274 miles/441 km 277 miles/446 km
Kia Niro EV Wind 253 miles/407 km 239 miles/385 km
Lexus RZ 450e Premium 220 miles/354 km 202 miles/325 km
Lucid Air Touring 384 miles/618 km 344 miles/554 km
Mercedes-Benz EQE 350 4Matic 260 miles/418 km 332 miles/534 km
Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV 350 4Matic 253 miles/407 km 284 miles/457 km
Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4Matic 340 miles/547 km 380 miles/612 km
Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV 450 4Matic 285 miles/459 km 314 miles/505 km
Nissan Ariya Platinum+ AWD 257 miles/414 km 253 miles/407 km
Rivian R1T 314 miles/505 km 344 miles/554 km
Subaru Solterra Limited 222 miles/357 km 210 miles/338 km
Tesla Model S Long Range 405 miles/652 km 366 miles/589 km
Volkswagen ID.4 Pro S AWD 240 miles/386 km 253 miles/407 km

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