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Tuesday, 08 June 2021 22:21

Ultimate EV Range Test Declares Tesla Model 3, Ford Mach-E as Endurance Kings

Written by Simon Alvarez, Teslarati

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The Norwegian Automotive Federation (NAF) has published the results of its recent round of electric vehicle range tests.

This time around, the NAF tested the endurance of 21 new EVs by driving them until their batteries were fully drained. Based on the results, it appears the Tesla Model 3 is still king, though the Ford Mustang Mach-E is not far behind. 

 

As noted by the NAF, its test was aimed at measuring the real-world range of electric cars based on how they are used in real-world conditions.

 

Each vehicle started the test with a 100% charge, and every car started cold, with no preheating of either the cabin or batteries. The cars were then driven in eco mode or equivalent, and regenerative braking was used as necessary. Ordinary drivers also operated the vehicles to simulate everyday use. 

 

The route of the test took the 21 vehicles through city roads, country roads and motorways at speeds of 37 and 68 mph. Vehicles with the longest range were also taken through two mountain passes that involved a climb of up to 1,000 meters.

 

The NAF used an updated Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD, which had its WLTP range updated to 381 miles. The vehicle went the farthest among its peers, driving a full 406 miles before running out of charge and stopping on the side of the road.

 

The Ford Mustang Mach-E RWD Long Range was not far behind, driving 383 miles before stopping. That was only 23 miles less than the Tesla Model 3.
 
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