After reaching zero, electric vehicles can still go up to 19 MILES.
When it comes to switching to electric vehicles, running out of battery power is one of the top worries among drivers.
An EV can continue to travel for up to 19 miles before coming to a stop, according to a recent study, even after the battery charge is completely depleted and the dashboard display indicates that there are no more miles to go.
Manufacturers are purposefully programming range readouts to be conservative to give drivers “an emergency buffer” before completely running out of battery, according to What Car?, which conducted the research by testing 10 of the newest electric models.
The motoring magazine tested the ranges of ten electric vehicles in the height of summer to determine how far they could go on a fully charged battery at the most favorable UK temperatures.
The best was discovered to be 8.1% short of its claimed single-charge range, while the worst fell nearly a fifth (18.6%) short of their official WLTP averages.
In each case, however, the number was aided by the fact that the car kept going for a number of miles after the instrumentation indicated there was no more battery life, suggesting that the automakers had set aside a small amount of power to serve as a fuel reserve.
The BMW i4 eDrive40 M Sport, priced at £54,980, had the largest emergency buffer of the vehicles tested. It covered a total of 316 miles on a single charge—29 fewer than the official 345-mile claim—of which 19 were completed when the digital readout indicated there was no more range.
i4 eDrive40 M Sport from BMW – 19 miles
Niro EV 4 from Kia – 17 miles
Volvo XC40 Single Motor Plus Recharge – 17 miles
15 miles for the Volkswagen ID5 Pro Performance Style
EV6 RWD GT-Line in a Kia, 13 miles.
Long Range SE Model MG ZS EV – 13 miles
Long Range – 13 miles for the Tesla Model 3
11 miles of range for the Tesla Model Y.
10 miles with the Cupra Born 58kWh V3
Five miles on the BMW iX3 M Sport Pro
From What Car?
While Tesla’s ‘Long Range’ versions of the wildly popular Model 3 (£57,490) and Model Y (£57,990) have zero-range reserves of 13 and 11 miles respectively, Kia’s Niro EV (£41,745) and Volvo’s £51,750 XC40 Recharge both offer up to 17 miles of additional range.
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What Car? has tested how far 10 of the latest EVs can travel when their onboard computers tell a driver they have zero range leftThe best – the BMW i4 – could go for 19 miles while the BMW iX3 managed just 5Tests also revealed which of the new EVs miss their claimed ranges by the most