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E-car: Why fear of range is diminishing with e-cars

Who on the recent registration numbers from Electric cars and Plug-in hybrids (PHEV) in Europe and especially in Germany, who sees gigantic growth. In the meantime, the proportion of e-cars among newly registered cars has risen to 12.9 percent in annual sales in 2021, and together with PHEVs is already a fifth higher than the newly registered diesel, and the trend is rising. More and more drivers are eyeing electrified cars with interest. A recent one Study on electromobility of the energy supplier Eon revealed that 64 percent of the respondents could imagine to buy an electric car.
Until recently, things looked very different. In particular, the state purchase premiums for e-cars and tax subsidies throughout Europe ensure that an electrified model is also an option when looking for a new car.

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The range of electric cars has increased further

For many drivers, the biggest problem with electromobility is still that manageable range. The opinion stubbornly persists that the current available battery capacity not enough to meet your own mobility requirements. And that even though the average German only drives around 35 kilometers per day – a distance that any electric car can easily manage. The analysts at Jato Dynamics have this Development since 2016 more precisely have a look: Initially, the range of the purely battery-electric vehicles increased to up to an average of 377 kilometers in 2019. That was that so far maximum; After that, despite the increasing range of electric models, things went slightly downhill. Currently the Range cut at 352 km. the Batteries have by no means become smaller during this period – and so the decline is due to the fact that with Honda E. or Mini Cooper SE new Small vehicles with medium range (200 to 400 kilometers) have come onto the market.
The end of range fear BMW iX

BMW specifies a range of 600 kilometers for the brand new iX.

Range information according to NEDC and WLTP

Ford Mustang Mach-E

The Tesla hunter Ford Mustang Mach-E has an electric range of 400 to 610 kilometers.

In addition, more and more manufacturers are using the Range of your models according to WLTP specify, whereby the value is also something lower than the old one NEDC consumption cycle fails. Yet four years ago just under half of the electric vehicles offered were able to cover a distance of less than 200 kilometers, only eleven percent came to more than 400 kilometers. 2017 the number of models with a range of less than 200 km decreased significantly, while those with more than 400 kilometers increased noticeably. 2020 the proportion of e-vehicles with a Range from 200 to 400 kilometers first time on over 50 percent and has remained stable in this region ever since. This is mainly due to the fact that these vehicles with their slightly lower battery capacity cheaper to buy are and have the potential to previous City cars with internal combustion engines to replace. And after all, more than a quarter of e-cars (28 percent) can travel more than 400 kilometers without having to go to the charging station.

The range of action of e-cars is continuously improving

Just barely 15 percent of the models offered with a plug move below the low 200 km mark. The radius of action of the individual vehicles has thus been continuously improved in recent years. One example is the European bestseller Renault Zoe: He came 2016 average 240 km far; today are almost there 400 kilometers.
At the Tesla Model S the range has been average over the years 480 up to 650 kilometers increased depending on the model variant. Across all classes, the range of electric cars is increasing steadily. The majority of the models manage between 200 and 400 kilometers without recharging, and more than a quarter can even go further.

The electric range is also growing with hybrids

Fiat 500e

According to the manufacturer, the small Fiat 500e also has a range of 320 kilometers.

Both Plug-in hybrids increases the Range also, but much more slowly. Nevertheless, here too is the Selection of available PHEVs increased significantly, especially in the past two years. Models like a BMW X5 45e or a Mercedes GLE 350 de come over in purely electric driving mode 80 kilometers far. From the beginning 2022 need plug-in hybrids in the European Union more than 60 kilometers create purely electrically, otherwise they will no longer be recognized as subsidized vehicles. Currently more than 40 kilometers are sufficient for this. The long used Argument against buying an electric carthat you can’t cover great distances, could be in the foreseeable future continue to lose authorization. Both the Ranges as well as that Offer of electric cars are getting bigger and bigger. In addition, the increasing number of charging stations so that the fear of being left lying around without a charging facility is reduced. There are also increasing numbers of charging stations that enable fast charging.

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