Europe: Kia confirms e-Niro range as close to 500 km
Kia has received the official WLTP range data for the European version of the all-electric Niro, which will be called e-Niro. The crossover electric car will make its first apearance on the continent at the Paris Motor Show and hit the market shortly after.Weiterlesen
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EPA rate Tesla Model 3 dual-motor performance version
The Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor version with and without performance trim received their range rating from U.S. authority EPA. This means the carmaker may now officially start deliveries to customers.Weiterlesen
Range, Honda Smart Home.
Click tip: According to the U.S. DOE, some U.S. build EVs can go further on one charge than petrol-fuelled cars on a full tank (294 miles vs 240 miles). Also, the average total range of PHEVs is above that of combustion engine cars.
Video tip: The Honda Smart Home, a project from Honda and UC Davis, produces more energy than it can use and can thus also charge the included Honda Fit EV. A new video shows how it works.
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Tesla cold-weather range, EV driving in Michigan.
Range tip: Teslarati’s Rob M. has meticulously measured the range of its Model S in sub-zero conditions. Every ten-degree drop in temperature decreases the real range by 10 percent. On wet roads however, the Tesla can lose up to 25 percent range.
Reading tip: Driving an electric car in wintry Michigan poses its own kind of problems. Not only is the state pretty cold but it also offers three DC fast-chargers only, one of them is a Tesla-only fast charger, so it is of no use to the e-Golf on trial here.
Cold weather range loss, Hybrid vs. plug-in cars.
Reading tip I: BMW’s inofficial head of EV testing, Tom Moloughney, is looking at how cold weather can affect the battery performance of electric vehicles. He draws from his experience with the i3 and advises BMW to inform people better on how a drop in temperature leads to a drop in range.
Reading tip II: John Voelcker here ponders the slow death of the hybrid as it is faced with ever growing numbers of EVs and plug-in hybrids on the road and on offer.