Range of electric SUVs: the TOP 10

For any electric car, the capacity of the battery is essential to obtain the greatest autonomy. For this reason, in this new TOP 10, if there are several batteries available for the same model, we have chosen the one that allows you to travel more kilometers and that usually has a greater capacity. We have also taken the WLTP autonomy measurements provided by all manufacturers. This WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure) standard allows results closer to real driving than the old NDEC standard. The WLTP standard takes into account the specifications of each vehicle by including all its optional equipment. Likewise, it increases the duration and the distance traveled during the homologation cycles, the driving behavior and more nervous and realistic, the tests are carried out at higher speeds. This means that compared to the NEDC standard, a motorization measured with the WLTP standard will result in an electric vehicle with less autonomy, more in line with reality. Since the measurements are made according to the same approval procedure, several models can be compared in full knowledge of the facts. The WLTP data we use for this TOP 10 is done in mixed cycle* (urban and extra-urban driving).

To better understand the capabilities of each of the models, we have compiled three TOP 10, one for urban SUV, another for compact SUV and one for family SUV. At the moment, except for the city SUVs where we find French models DS 3 E-Tense (which has just been redesigned) and peugeot e-2008, foreign brands are leading the way. Among them, German brands (Audi Q4 etron, mercedes eqa, Volkswagen ID.4…), American (Ford Mustang Mach-E, jeep avengers, tesla model x…), Korean (hyundai ioniq 5, kia niro electric…), Japanese (nissan ariya, Lexus UX300e…) are well represented. Chinese brands are also increasingly present and if MG Motor, Smart, Volvo were once European brands, they are now under the Chinese flag and intend to produce more and more electric SUVs.

* This value is indicative only. Depending on your driving style and the type of route you take, you will not get the same range. Thus, if you only circulate in the city, the autonomy will increase, on the other hand, if you only circulate on national roads or highways, the autonomy will be significantly reduced.

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