An example: Tesla Model "P100D" label. Where is D stands for Dual motor after the 100 kWh that is the maximum Energy-Accumulation in this Tesla battery pack.
The Energy multiplied by 4 gives an approximate max range for Tesla, for other less efficient EV you should multiply by 3 or 3.5 to get the max EV range.
The majority of EV-s have Single-speed Automatic transmission as a few cog-wheels small box. Because of the simplicity compared to ICE transmission,
the EV called "No-transmission Car". An exception is a few Electric Supercars. Eg. Porsche Taycan has a 2-speed automatic larger gear-box.
EV manufacturers have a life-time warranty on the forever sealed gear-box with synthetic oil that never requires to change.
Some Americans say: "British drive on the wrong side of the road" and less vice-versa accusations because ancestors are more tolerant of their descendants.
So, as respect to our England ancestors, we decided to drop a passenger/driver side pointers and use alike Nautical system:
R-rear, F-Front, P-Port, S-Starboard, and I - Instruments (dashboard) view.
It helps to compare any cars Side-by-Side, to point to a charger inlet (in a British car), and to organize our EV pictures. The Port Side would be the left side
for a driver of any nationality sitting in any car.
➛ Click on column-header to sort and analyze/compare EV-s main specifications
The € is not part of metric system I converted it as a courtesy to EU visitors. It does not include Destination Charges or other fees/taxes and payment for additional options. But the delivery fee included only in the Tesla EV-s below.
Click on the S. Price column-header to sort it ascending.↓ To compare 2 cars: click on 2 Models in the table below. Double click it -- just to see all EV's specs w/o any comparison
Total: rival BEV-s 3 types of fast chargers in the table: All EV-s have CCS fast charger except Tesla
and sense 2019, only one car in US ➠ Nissan Leaf has CHAdeMO fast charger! Error in the table * ➠ Few specifications are unconfirmed or estimated. You should not report an error, unless you are somehow involved...
EPA tests production cars for the US market only.
* ➠ e-tron is the trademark for only Audi BEV brand and it is omited from the Audi BEV-s name because this table is obviously for BEV cars only
All EVs have CCS DC fast charging in Americas and Europe, except Tesla. Tesla has superchargers. 2019 CCS2 - max. 450kW 1000VDC
* ➠ Fisker promised to deliver Solid State Battery (SSB) with PhotoVoltaic (PV) panels, AKA Solar Panels.
* ➠ Renault Zoe is the best French EV in the term of efficiency, similar to the popular Nissan Leaf.
The price before battery rent and it converted from € 05-. Zoe has been produced for the European market from 2010.
EPA did not test Zoe and the range had been tested according to WLTP standard by NEDC (New European Driving Cycle).
WLTP - Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure has not been
used by EPA. US EPA.gov is an older organization than NEDC and it has a slightly different approach to measure the range. "Accurate-yes, precise, maybe." Usually,
EPA range is a few % lower than WLTP range for the same EV, eg. BMW i3.
That is good treatment for a Range Anxiety. :)
Almost all Nissan's concept BEV-s have the L3 CCS fast charging.
The champion of the efficiency is Dutch-made Lightyear One
because it is only one EV that uses (in order of importance):
Low drag-coefficient of the Fastback body. It is a little bit less than Tesla M3
High efficiency (~40%) durable Solar Panels 5 m2, generating a little bit less than 2kW on average during daylight.
PV panels charge a 60 kWh EV traction battery pack with speed 7mph. So, simple arithmetic:
60kWh/2kW=30hours or ~ 3 days in June for a full charge!
The LightYear EV is a more advanced version of Sion, but it is a few times more expensive than Sion. The Dutch Co. claims:
The Lightyear made 450 miles (WLTP not EPA) on a highway using only 60kWh! So, simple arithmetic
for the 'roughly estimated' (not measured) Energy Consumption: 60,000Wh/450miles=133Wh per mile or 82Wh/km.
The WLTP measured efficiency is lower than estimated - 104Wh/km. Eg. The best from Tesla EPA efficiency -
And it can drive on Sahara road with speed 12mph forever (w/o air-conditioner), 3 times faster than a Camel w/o air-conditioner too.
The Fuel Economy measured in [MPGe] is proportional to the EV efficiency [Wh/mi], AKA Energy Consumption.
Here is another trick: Park it in Airport in a sunny spot with an empty battery, fly back from your trip after a few days and the battery will be full!