Tesla Model S LR AWD comes out on top in real
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Tesla Model S LR AWD comes out on top in real

Dec 04, 2023

Norwegian automotive publication, Motor, has put 32 electric vehicles to the test to get a more realistic look at what sort of range they get in a highway driving scenario. The results of the test were somewhat disappointing, given less than half of the pack managed to match or exceed their assigned WLTP estimates. While far from a scientific test, the methodology involved driving along the same route with good weather and at roughly the same speed.

At the top of the pack in terms of raw range numbers was the Tesla Model S Long Range AWD, defiantly coming to a stop after 672 km (~417 miles). Although this figure is impressive, and the Model S Long Range AWD outperformed its range estimate by 6%, the XPeng G9 AWD managed to beat out its WLTP range estimate by 13%.

The XPeng G9 managed a stellar 587.8 km (~364.8 miles), compared to its WLTP range of 520 km (323 miles). The front-wheel-drive Nissan Ariya also put up a strong showing, outperforming its 533-km (~331-mile) range estimate by 9%, coming to a halt at 580.8 km (~361 miles).

The AWD Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV 580 was the only vehicle to reach exactly the WLTP estimate, running out of juice at 577 km (358.6 miles), while the Kia EV6 GT AWD scored a negligible 0.1% higher than its WLTP, reaching 0% after 424 km (~264 miles).

The worst performers of the lot were the front-wheel-drive Toyota bZ4x and Subaru Solterra AWD, scoring 13.7% and 13.3% less than their WLTP estimates of 503 km and 416 km, respectively. The Solterra also scored the worst overall range, stopping after just 360 km (~224 miles).

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You can peruse the full table of results sorted by performance compared to the WLTP range below:

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