Tesla Model S Crowned King Of EVs In Snowy, Cold, Winter Tests
Pardon our Icelandic to English translation, but the verdict is unchanged: Tesla Model S P85 trumps four other electric vehicles in a series of winter tests.
Five electric vehicles were tested in the alps:
- BMW i3
- Mitsubishi i-MiEV
- Nissan LEAF
- Renault Zoe
- Tesla Model S P85
35 points were the maximum combined points that could be awarded in these tests: braking distance, handling, safety, range, heating, price and acceleration in snow.
The winner, with 25 points, was the Tesla model S P85. In second place was the BMW i3 and in third was the Nissan LEAF.
The range test, without preheating, had the Tesla well in the lead:
- Model S P85 – 128.5 miles
- Nissan LEAF: 43 Miles
- BMW i3: 38 Miles
- Mitsubishi i-MiEV: 38 Miles
- Renault ZOE: 37 Miles
Perhaps something is lost in translation, as we didn’t expect to see the Tesla that far in the lead. Here’s the original text converted from Icelandic via Google Translate:
The car is not quite perfect. A crucial test was how far could drive the frost, but how many of my grade products is not available. The other is known, the test was conducted without tanks were pretreated for driving. Was driven cars until tanks tæmdust. Declared range up to 502 miles should not come as a surprise that Tesla drew far. But was removed the book because she was of electricity after 206.9 miles.
It was a much better performance than other cars reached. In second place was Nissan Leaf with 69.1 km, third BMW 61.4 km, the i-MiEV with 61.3 and 58.9 km with Zoe.
In the braking test, the field was more evenly matched. Here are the stopping results from 31 MPH to 0 MPH (presumably all tested EVs are on winter tires):
- Mitsubishi i-MiEV: 27.4 meters
- Renault Zoe: 28.4 meters
- Tesla Model S: 28.4 meters
- BMW i3: 29.1 meters
- Nissan LEAF: 29.7 meters
Acceleration in snow with traction control disabled. 0 to 31 MPH:
- Tesla Model S: 8.79 seconds
- BMW i3: 9.29 seconds
- Mitsubishi: 10.37 seconds
- Nissan LEAF: 10.54 second
- Renault Zoe: 12.46 seconds
Now this…umm…seems lost in translation. Best guess? It has something to do with speed through a snowy slalom course:
“The test, which concerned the manageability while driving on snowy roads roofs that challenged road holding and rásfestu Tesla came out best; thrust given crooked distance behind at 68.0 km / h. modestly. Leaf and i-MiEV was not far off, the former finished the ride at 65.5 km / h. average and i-MiEV at 64.4 km. Some spaces remained in the BMW i-3, which went through at 60.6 km / h and Zoe at 57.6 km.”
And this is the time it takes for cabin-heating 4 degrees Celsius to 20 degrees Celsius, we believe:
“Centers rafbílanna five were taken to the pace. The four-degree C was measured length of time that the device temperature within the space of 20 ° C. Center Nissan Leaf was a specialty, was only 3:35 minutes to finish it. The heat was achieved in Tesla after 4:27 minutes, the BMW i-3 for 6:48 minutes after 8:00 min. Renault Zoe and the i-MiEV was the longest to heat up, and 13:31 minutes.”
This win for Tesla further affirms what the automaker has pitched all along: the Model S performs swell in the cold, ice and snow. Kinda makes you wonder if there’s even a need for an AWD Model S.