What is an electric car?
An electric car means a vehicle driven by one or more electric motors (either alternating or direct current) that uses the electrical energy stored in rechargeable batteries and converts it into kinetic energy. Internal combustion vehicles work by burning fuel, while electric vehicles get the traction of electric motors. This energy is stored in rechargeable systems that then consume the energy stored during their movement. Currently, the most advanced technology in these types of vehicles is lithium-ion batteries.
Discover the 10 best electric cars with greater extended autonomy
In the market of electric vehicles, there are more and more models, prices go down, their benefits go up and there are many promises for the future. With the previous NEDC regulations, manufacturers swelled their figures showing a greater autonomy than the real one. But with the new WLTP cycle, autonomies are reduced and consumers have more accurate information. Therefore, next, we will talk about electric cars with more autonomy than they are today in our market or that they will be soon, always in terms of the combined cycle WLTP cycle.
1. Volkswagen e-Golf: 230 km.
The electric version of the mythical Golf has an extended range of up to 230 km. in the new WLTP cycle, a length of 4.25 meters, the battery of 36 kWh. Of course, it also has several driver assistance systems, such as parking assistance, blind spot detector, front assistant and adaptive cruise control.
2. BMW i3: 235 km.
The BMW i3 of 94 Ah, a mixture of utility and minivan that measures 4 meters long, has 4 seats and 170 hp (125 kW) of power, differs from the other electric cars in that it is made of plastic, fiber carbon and aluminum, something that gives it a curb weight of 1,245 kg. The autonomy of this BMW electric car is about 235 km. with the new WLTP approval cycle.
3. Nissan LEAF: 270 km.
The Nissan LEAF is the best-selling zero-emission car in the world since the first generation appeared in 2010. In its latest evolution, it has a 40 kWh battery, a 150 hp engine and a range of 270 km. in the combined cycle. Very interesting features with a modern design and numerous driving aids.
3. Renault Zoe: 300 km.
The Renault Zoe has been in the Spanish electricity market for some time now. It has a ZE 40 battery of 41 kWh that is powered by a 108 hp engine, which allows it to have an extended range of up to 300 km. under the WLTP cycle.
4. Hyundai IONIQ Electric: 300 km.
At the end of the year, the new Hyundai IONIQ Electric will arrive in Europe, with a new battery of new cell chemistry and greater specific capacity. With 39.2 kWh, the autonomy of the vehicle will increase to approximately 300 km., According to the new WLTP cycle, although this data is not confirmed.
5. Opel Ampera-e: 380 km.
The Opel Ampera-e has more than interesting features, thanks to its 204 hp and a 60 kWh battery, which gives it an extended autonomy of 380 km. equivalent to the WLTP approval cycle. The negative of this electric car is that at the moment it is not for sale at dealerships since its sale is reduced to countries such as Germany. It is the European version of the Chevrolet Bolt EV.
6. Tesla Model S: 375-390 km.
The Model S of Tesla is a large saloon with high performance that has managed to prove to the traditional premium brands that it is possible to manufacture fully electric vehicles. Its autonomy, in the WLTP cycle, ranges from 375 to 390 km. according to the battery capacity: 75 kWh (75D) and 100 kWh (100D and P100D).
7. Tesla Model X: 315-430 km.
After the success with the Model S, Tesla was launched electric SUV with the Model X. This vehicle has a capacity of up to seven passengers, all-wheel drive and doors that open like wings. Although at the moment only the autonomy in the NEDC cycle is available, a WLTP autonomy of between 315 and 430 km is estimated. depending on the version.
8. Audi e-tron: 400 km.
This fully electric SUV is not yet for sale, although there will be a little wait until the end of the year. With about 503 hp of power (370 kW) and autonomy not yet disclosed, but according to some means it will be around 400 km.
9. Jaguar I-PACE: 415-470 km.
This large sport-style SUV , the first production electric car sold by Jaguar, has an exciting appearance and driving. The 400 HP of power of this premium electric crossover, in addition to its undoubted technological appeal, make it a very important option. In addition, its 90 kWh battery provides a range of 415 to 470 km. in the new WLTP cycle.
10. Hyundai Kona: 482 km.
The electric version of the Hyundai Kona is a small SUV, with small changes compared to the combustion engine version. The version with the 64 kWh battery has 204 horsepower and a range of amazing 482 km., In the new WLTP cycle.
Electric cars with extended autonomy arrive to stay
The performance of electric vehicles has undergone a great evolution in a short period of time and is, without a doubt, a real alternative to cars with combustion engines, especially in day-to-day journeys in peri-urban environments. Its extended autonomy fast recharges, the expected price reduction and the multitude of the existing offer makes these models have come to stay, something that we all will have to face sooner or later. To know more about electric cars and especially about carsharing, a new service that allows you to rent cars for limited periods of time, whether they are hours or minutes, do not hesitate to discover the revolutionary Love sharing initiative, a carsharing platform that is committed to the use of electric vehicles.