real-time electric car test results by ADAC long

ADAC has shone on the current offer of electric cars. In their electric car test, they counted not only their real consumption but with regard to the total price and the value of one kilometer of the range.

When we focus on the key features of an electric car, we are mainly talking about driving distance on a single charge, charging time or price. The German automotive club has now shone in the desirable electric car in more detail, and in real-time operations, it has focused on measuring several key data. There is a comparison of the reported consumption with the real or the cost of one kilometer of the run in relation to the total value of the car. ADAC also thinks of losses during charging, so he measured how much kWh of electricity is actually needed to fill that battery.

The German car club explains this on the example of the Tesla Model X 100 D. The battery capacity of 100 kWh does not mean that this value will be enough for you to fully charge it. If we take into account the negative effects in the form of losses, they can charge 108.3 kWh for the quick charger. According to the creators, it is as if you refuel a few liters of fuel on the ground when refueling. They are not in the tank, but you have to pay them the same.

ADAC Electric Car Test – real consumption

The first table focuses on comparing real and reported energy consumption. That smaller and lighter cars have the advantage compared to large sedans and a utility van is obvious, but you may be surprised at how far the difference between the two ends of the table is. While the most fuel-efficient Hyundai Ioniq Electric consumes 14.7 kWh of electricity per hundred kilometers, in Nissan e-NV200 it is almost doubled (28.1 kWh). The best Hyundai in the economy table follows Electric Golf and BMW i3.

ModelProducer reported consumption [kWh / 100 km]Real consumption in ADAC Ecotest [kWh / 100 km]
Hyundai Ioniq Electric Style11.514.7
VW e-Golf12.717.3
BMW i3 94 Ah12.617.4
Smart Fortwo Coupé EQ Prime12.918.3
Opel Ampera-e First Edition14.519.7
Renault Zoe Intens13.320.3
Nissan Leaf Acenta (ZE0)1520.5
Nissan Leaf Acenta (ZE1)15.222.1
Tesla Model S P90D2020.4
Tesla Model X 100D20.824
Nissan e-NV200 Evalia25.928.1

The highest battery capacity for Tesla has the logical advantage of the longest run. From the tested eleven electric cars, you will not go any further. Model X had a 100 kWh battery, with which the representatives of the car club went off under real conditions 451 kilometers. The model S followed (90 kWh, 393 km) and the top three of the Opel Ampera (60 kWh, 342 km).

Looking at the other end of the spreadsheet, we find the Smart Two with a range of just 112 km, but they apologize for the smallest of 17.6 kWh batteries. Although the Ioniq is economical, it has a 28 kWh battery, which means 211 kilometers. It’s not that much, but the capacity of 41 kWh is also available today by small Renault Zoe.

ADAC electromobility test – charging losses and real mileage

ModelBattery capacity [kWh]Energy consumed for full charge [kWh]Range in real conditions [km]
Tesla Model X 100D100108.3451
Tesla Model S P90D9094.5393
Opel Ampera-e First Edition6067.4342
Renault Zoe Intens4149.5243
Hyundai Ioniq Electric Style2830.9211
Nissan Leaf Acenta (ZE1)4044.5201
VW e-Golf35.834.9201
BMW i3 94 Ah27.232.6188
Nissan e-NV200 Evalia4046.9167
Nissan Leaf Acenta (ZE0)3032.5159
Smart Fortwo Coupé EQ Prime17.620.5112

And in the third part of the test of electro mobiles, ADAC entered the price lists, respectively the calculation of the price for one real mileage in comparison with the total value of the car. Because not all represented models are available on the Czech market, the table with German prices in euros remained. Applying Czech prices only in part of the table would simply not be fair.

We dare to say that a potential buyer of an electric car does not hesitate between Model S and Renault Zoe, but it is an interesting comparison. It results from the fact that while Zoe’s mileage is 129 euros, Elon Muska’s products are significantly more. The high purchase price means that you will “give” 256 (Model X) and 316 (Model S) euros per kilometer.

Automobile test ADAC – the cost of one kilometer

ModelReal Race [km]Base Price [in Euro]Calculated Value per Kilometer [Euro]
Opel Ampera First Edition34244.060129
Renault Zoe Intens24335.000144
Hyundai Ioniq Electric Style21135.500168
Nissan Leaf Acenta (ZE1)20135.600177
VW e-Golf20135.900179
BMW i3 94 Ah18836.800196
Smart Fortwo Coupe11223.930214
Nissan Leaf Acenta (ZE0)15934.385216
Nissan e-NV200 Evalia16741.053246
Tesla Model X 100D451115.380256
Tesla Model S P90D393124.200316

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I am Joseph. I take care of transportation, infrastructure, and urban logistics in the cities and countries, including busses, taxis, cars, ships, plains, and their self-driving and alternate power systems.


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