There are conflicting reports on whether American car buyers are getting on board with electric vehicles. Even though almost 2 million EVs were sold this year, there seems to be a lot of inventory with some heavy discounts which usually means not enough buyers. Range anxiety is still a factor, and according to Consumer Reports, some EVs won’t go the distance they claim to.
Just like a gas car, where your mileage may vary because conditions and usage impact the estimated MPG, range can fluctuate depending on use. The range for an EV is still an “estimate” according to the EPA. Charging infrastructure in the U.S. still has a long way to go, and it’s not quite as easy to recharge an EV as it is to fill a gas car up with fuel. Therefore, many consumers are a bit apprehensive about EVs and their estimated range because no one wants to be stuck with a car that runs out of juice. Knowing that your EV can travel the distance it claims to is even more critical.
2023 Nissan Aryia Platinum + AWD
Nissan claims a highway range of 257 miles. The Aryia managed 253 in the CR test, falling short by only four miles.
2022 Hyundai Ioniq6 SEL AWD
Hyundai claims a highway range of 270 miles. The Ioniq6 SE managed 265 miles in the CR test, falling short by only five miles.
2023 Subaru Solterra Limited
Subaru claims a highway range of 222 miles. The Solterra Limited achieved 210 miles in the CR test, falling short by 12 miles.
2023 Kia Niro EV Wind
Kia claims a range of 253 miles. The Niro EV Wind achieved 239 miles in the CR test, falling short by 14 miles.
2022 Audi Q4 50 E-Tron Premium Plus
Audi claims a range of 241 miles. The Q4 50 E-Tron achieved 226 miles in the CR test, falling short by 15 miles.
2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 Advanced
Genesis claims a range of 236 miles. The Electrified GV70 achieved a range of 220 miles in the CR test, falling short by 16 miles
2023 Lexus RZ 450e Premium
Lexus claims a range of 220 miles. The RZ 450e Premium achieved a range of 202 miles in the CR test, falling short by 18 miles.
2021 Tesla Model S Long Range
Tesla claims a range of 405 miles. The Model S Long Range achieved a range of 366 in the CR test, falling short by 39 miles
2023 Lucid Air Touring
Lucid claims a range of 384 miles. The Air Touring achieved a range of 344 miles in the CR test, falling short by 40 miles
2022 F-150 Lightning Lariat Extended Range
Ford claims a range of 320 miles. The F-150 Lightning Lariat achieved 270 miles in CR’s test, falling short by a whopping 50 miles.
Go read the full article at Consumer Reports; it’s worth noting that luxury brands like BMW, Mercedes, and Rivian seem to be taking a very conservative approach and estimating the range of their respective EVs.
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