How much range does an electric car have?

Qual é a autonomia de um carro elétrico?

Car manufacturers are continually releasing new models of electric vehicles, with ever-increasing range and increasingly affordable prices. But already today the average range of an electric car is more than enough to cover 95% of daily transfers.

It has in fact been calculated that in most countries the distances traveled daily to go to work or take the children to school, go shopping or go out with friends vary on average between the 40 and the 60 kilometers (source: Goldman Sachs, Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy, 2015) and that 95% of daily transfers does not exceed a total of 200 km (source National Household Travel Survey). The electric cars currently on the market largely allow these mileages.

The declared range of an electric car is actually "estimated", ie established over one cycle WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure), which analyzes theaverage use on a mixed route (urban and suburban).

However, as with fuel-powered cars, the range of an electric vehicle can vary depending on how it is used. For example, go at high speeds it reduces the mileage that can be covered, because the battery senses the increase in power required and has to make a greater effort to allow the engine to deliver it. Autonomy can also be reduced by taking advantage of the air conditioning, or by choosing driving mode that enhance performance.

Furthermore, to ensure that the autonomy always remains good, it is not recommended to leave the vehicle battery with a low level of charge too long.

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