Electric cars are the future and so far it's not discussed. In countries that produce electricity from sources that do not pollute the environment, such as Norway, they really represent a clean future.
However, in most countries electricity still receives a traditional route, which is definitely not ecological. Such is the situation in some of the largest automotive markets in the world, such as China and the US, especially their Midvest. In these areas it is questionable how much electrification of vehicles will clear the situation.
Another important factor is the price of an electric motor. They are still much more expensive than conventional engines, so many countries (and not ours) are helping subsidies for people who want to own an eco-car. These incentives, which can be in the amount of 10,000 euros, as is the case in Croatia, make it easier to procure.
When you want to buy an electric motor at some point, besides the price, there will be several invoices – charging time, charging networks and autonomy.
This last feature was dedicated to the British portal VhatCar?
They tested 13 currently available models in the EU and these are their actual results:
1. Hiundai Kona 64 kVh 414 km
2. Kia e-Niro 404 km
2. Jaguar I-Pace 404 km
4. Tesla Model S 75D 326.4 Km
5. Hiundai Kona Electric 39 kVh 252.8 km
6. Renault Zoe R110 233.6 km
7. Nissan Leaf 204.8 km
8. BMV i3 94Ah 193.6 Km
9. Volksvagen e-Golf 187.2 km
9. Hiundai Ionik Electric 187.2 Km
11. Volksvagen e-Up! 105,6 km
12. Smart ForTvo EK 94.4 km
13. Smart ForFour EK 91 km
After obtaining the results, it was confirmed that the car depends largely on the capacity of the batteries, the weight and the aerodynamics of the vehicle. Electric cars consumed an average of 20 kVh of energy per 100 kilometers.
Regarding ranking, it is clear that the last three models are exclusively for city use, while on longer trips you can refer to one of the first four models.
What drives an electric car is changing the concept of the trip because it requires far longer breaks, because even if you charge the battery on a super fast charger, you have to take a break of half an hour.