Five hot SUV/Crossovers tested in cold weather
Winter is an important part of Norway, which is often associated with the cold. A year ago, the Norsk elbilforening Association conducted an interesting test of five all-electric compact/subcompact cars. This year, the edition is focused on SUV/crossovers.
Five long-range BEVs were tested over nearly 900 km. The tests included fast-charging capabilities, overall driving experience, practicality and, of course, energy consumption and range.
Here we will focus on the range aspect, which reveals that the Tesla Model X 100D remains the king of range. It averaged 450 km (280 miles), which is 90 km (56 miles) more than the Audi e-tron. However, the biggest winner seems to be the Kia e-Niro and Hyundai Kona Electric, which reached 400 and 415 km, respectively.
The e-Niro offers great practicality and it doesn't cost as much as premium models. As a result, it would make for a perfect recommendation provided you don't need all-wheel-drive. The Jaguar I-PACE and Audi e-tron disappoint a little bit in terms of range. However, both excel in driving dynamics.
More detailed insights are available at Norsk elbilforening.
Range results and estimated battery capacity (netto/brutto):
- Tesla Model X 100D - 450 km (280 miles) - 98.5 kWh/102.4 kWh
- Hyundai Kona Electric - 415 km (258 miles) - 64 kWh/67.1 kWh
- Kia e-Niro - 400 km (249 miles) - 64 kWh/67.1 kWh
- Jaguar I-PACE - 370 km (230 miles) - 84.7 kWh/90.2 kWh
- Audi e-tron - 360 km (224 miles) - 85 kWh/95 kWh
Estimated range in winter (average from 834 km)