Electric car: The range of electric cars is so suitable for everyday use

The range of e-cars is so suitable for everyday use today

How far did an electric car or a plug-in hybrid get on one charge in 2020? An important question before buying a car. But: a huge range is not everything.

There is more than enough time to fill up, how is it going? Electric car drivers at the load – especially if the charging pause is forced by an empty battery? So it’s no wonder that almost every potential buyer of an electric car is in favor of the Range Interested. The further the journey, the fewer the stops and the shorter the waiting time. So the electric car with the longest range is also the best, isn’t it? Not necessarily.

€ 4,490

Renault Twizy Intens and doors, electric

45,555 km
9 kW (12 PS)

Electric, CO2 0 g / km *

€ 4,850

smart ForTwo electric drive plus battery rental, electric

45,317 km
35 kW (48 hp)

Electric, CO2 0 g / km *

€ 4,890

Renault ZOE Life Q210 22kWh rental battery, electric

66,000 km
65 kW (88 PS)

Electric, 16.8 kWh / 100km CO2 0 g / km *

€ 4,990

Renault ZOE (without battery) h Zen, electric

107,200 km
65 kW (88 PS)

Electric, CO2 0 g / km *

€ 4,990

Renault Twizy Life noise simulator plus, electric

2,949 km
8 kW (11 PS)

Electric, CO2 0 g / km *

€ 4,990

Renault ZOE Life (plus 22kW rental battery), electric

114,600 km
43 kW (58 hp)

Electric, CO2 0 g / km *

€ 5,620

Renault Twizy INTENS, electric

33,081 km
8 kW (11 PS)

Electric, 6.3 kWh / 100km CO2 0 g / km *

66115 Saarbrücken, Auto Galerie Saar GmbH

21502 Geesthacht, Autohaus Siemers GmbH & Co. KG

85354 Freising, Autohaus Müller GmbH

90471 Nuremberg, Sonnleitner Germeny GmbH Nuremberg

81827 Munich, Renault Retail Group Deutschland GmbH – Munich branch TRU

06110 Halle (Saale), Autohaus Huttenstrasse GmbH

53757 Sankt Augustin, Renault Retail Group Deutschland GmbH – Rhein Sieg branch

I agree 352 kilometers got far in the year 2020 E-cars offered in Germany in average. A slight step backwards compared to 2019, but overall a strong increase over the past five years. Traditionally the largest range has to show Tesla with its e-car pioneers Model S, Model 3 and Model X. They cover a distance of 500 to 600 kilometers without intermediate charging, measured using the modern WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light-Duty Test Procedure, since September 2018 for all new vehicles) binding). other producers – also Germans – have, however caught up. For example, the Hyundai Kona Elektro, the Jaguar i-Pace, the Porsche Taycan, the Kia e-Niro, the Audi e-tron or the VW ID.3 promise ranges of well over 400 kilometers, at least in some versions. As with almost all vehicles vary but also the official ones for e-cars Manufacturer information and which actually provided Services by at least 10 to 15 percent.

Large batteries increase price and weight

The wide range of many of the models mentioned are in large batteries justified. But these also make an electric car heavier and more expensive (cost comparison e-car vs. combustion engine). For example, some electric cars are unaffordable for most buyers, even with an increased purchase premium, or are excluded from the environmental bonus because of their high purchase price. However, there is by no means one for every e-car customer Giant range necessary. Because the average German drives around 13,000 kilometers a year, makes per day on average 35 kilometers. None of the commercially available e-cars have to go to the charging station every day for this route.

What type of electric car are you?

So everyone should be wondering which one Electric car type he is: it has to be (mostly expensive) e-car with a long range be? Maybe one is enough City speedster with less stamina, like a Smart EQ, Seat Mii electric or Honda E? Would you like a more spacious Renault Zoe, the best-selling electric vehicle in Germany? Or it has to go really far can, if necessary with an additional combustion engine like a Plug-in hybrids?

Mobile e-car chargers

Juice Booster 2 (up to 22 KW)

Price *: 979.79 euros

NRGkick 32 A Light (up to 22 KW)

Price: 949.00 euros

NRGkick 16 A Light (up to 11 KW)

Price: 1016.29 euros

* Prices as of November 23, 2020

The is also directly related to the range consumption. This is in average according to the manufacturer’s information 17 kilowatt hours (kWh) per 100 kilometers. The energy consumption is the same as with gasoline or diesel engines dependent from Weight of the vehicle and especially of the individual (driving) behavior (Speed, acceleration, use of external power guzzlers). In addition, it is crucial with what power and thus how fast the charging goes. That depends not only on the charging point used, but also on the charging technology of your own electric car. It should also be borne in mind that charging the battery always results in a charge loss of a few percent.

In addition to the range, that could be interesting

* Further information on the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions and, if applicable, the power consumption of new cars can be found in the “Guide to Official Fuel Consumption”, which is available free of charge at all sales outlets and from “Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH” (www


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