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Electric cars: Owners share their real world range figures

This space is for EV owners to share their real-world range experiences, helping potential EV buyers make informed decisions.

BHPian linuxworld recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

I noticed there's a fuel efficiency thread for ICE, but let's have a dedicated EV range thread! This space is for EV owners to share their real-world range experiences, helping potential EV buyers make informed decisions.

Format:

  • Car and Model:
  • Year of Manufacture:
  • Kilometers Driven:
  • ARAI / Manufacturer Claimed Range:
  • Real-World Range:
  • City Usage (%):
  • Highway Usage (%):
  • Home Slow Charging (%):
  • Outside Fast Charging (%):
  • Battery Capacity:

Feel free to contribute, and let's build a valuable resource for the EV community!

Here's what BHPian Chrome6Boy had to say on the matter:

  • Car and Model: MG ZS EV
  • Year of Manufacture: 2022
  • Kilometers Driven: 32,000 km
  • ARAI / Manufacturer Claimed Range: 400 km
  • Real-World Range: 330 km
  • City Usage (%):50
  • Highway Usage (%):50
  • Home Slow Charging (%):95%
  • Outside Fast Charging (%):5%
  • Battery Capacity:50 kWh

I do not drive to extract the max range from the car. On highways I drive on Sports mode with a max speed of 110 kmph, in the city it is normal mode.

I always keep the regen on max as I love the feeling of "engine breaking".

The only times I use a fast charger are on our infrequent road trips. The remaining time it is charged at home. We also have a solar plant at home which making charging the car extremely cheap.

For our usage this car has a perfect range combined with reasonably exciting performance.

Here's what BHPian electric_eel had to say on the matter:

  • Car and Model: Nexon EV Max
  • Year of Manufacture: 2022 -- Delivered in December
  • Kilometers Driven: 23,000
  • ARAI / Manufacturer Claimed Range: 453
  • Real-World Range: 360 (full load, AC at 25) long trip
  • City Usage (%): Difficult to say (see notes)
  • Highway Usage (%): Difficult to say
  • Home Slow Charging (%): close 100%
  • Outside Fast Charging (%): only 4 times so far
  • Battery Capacity: 40.5 KWh

I have not given the City/Highway split because it is a bit more subtle. I live in Palakkad which is a very small town. Most of my 23K kms are for office commutes (about 40 Kms) round trips but it is not through the city. About 50% highway and the rest through country road. For most people in Kerala (except perhaps people in Kochi, driving will be through country roads mostly). So I am not an outlier in any way.

I do Palakkad-Thrissur-Palakkad trips often (about 200 Kms round trip + local travel). This is easily done with a single charge. Recently I did a Palakkad-Kozhikode-Palakkad about 280 kms round trip again on a single charge (SoC drop to 100-22%). The longest I have drove on a single charge is Palakkad-Piravom round triple of about 314 km (SoC 100-17%).

My most efficient drive was 99 KWh on an early morning Palakkad-Coimbatore airport early morning drive (140 km round trip) but I am confident in extracting 110 Wh/km with full load and AC any day for long trips (multiple short trips are less efficient).

I was always a defensive driver (ICE or EV) and that greatly helped in getting good range from the beginning. I am most comfortable in cruising around 80 Kmph on highways and mostly stick to that although once in a while I do touch 90-100 but never go beyond 100.

Here's what BHPian V.Narayan had to say on the matter:

  • Car and Model: Volvo C40
  • Year of Manufacture: 2023
  • Kilometers Driven: 1500
  • ARAI / Manufacturer Claimed Range: 530 kms at 100%
  • Real-World Range: 475kms at 100%
  • City Usage (%): 67%
  • Highway Usage (%):33%
  • Home Slow Charging (%):50%
  • Outside Fast Charging (%):50%
  • Battery Capacity: don't know

Here's what BHPian mally2 had to say on the matter:

  • Car and Model: Tiago EV LR
  • Year of Manufacture: 2023
  • Kilometers Driven: 15000
  • ARAI / Manufacturer Claimed Range: 315
  • Real-World Range: With AC 100-0% - 190km@130whkm - 230km@110whkm
  • City Usage (%): 90%
  • Highway Usage (%): 10%
  • Home Slow Charging (%): 90%
  • Outside Fast Charging (%): 10%
  • Battery Capacity: 24kw

Here's what BHPian sharathkamath04 had to say on the matter:

  • Car and Model: Nexon EV Max
  • Year of Manufacture: 2022 -- Delivered in Sept
  • Kilometers Driven: 25,000
  • ARAI / Manufacturer Claimed Range: 453
  • Real-World Range: 300km per charge
  • City Usage (%): ~330
  • Highway Usage (%): 290km @ 100km/hr speed
  • Home Slow Charging (%): close to 80%
  • Outside Fast Charging (%): rest 20% on highways or Malls
  • Battery Capacity: 40.5 KWh

Charging Infrastructure is improving every month with new chargers set up. Even BPCL chargers are now turning on slowly.

300km range is perfectly to drive 500km in a day, if you plan breakfast and Lunch at hotels with chargers.

Read BHPian comments for more insights and information.

 
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