The big manufacturers bet for this year 2019 on electric cars making large investments in electrification and their new models solve two recurring problems: autonomy and recharging time.
Before presenting the 4 models with the most autonomy this year, we remember the two homologation cycles used to measure autonomy. In the models presented in this post we have associated each car with its corresponding WLTP consumption.
European homologation cycle NEDC: Created in the 80’s, it was the only way to measure the autonomy until 2017, but its measurement system did not generate objective figures, but they were quite far from what the user found in reality.
WLTP homologation cycle: This is a test that lasts longer, is done on the road and is more reliable with accelerations similar to those done in real life. In the technical reports of the electric cars they offer higher consumptions, higher emissions and smaller autonomies.
It is the model with the longest range (666 km) and the only electric fuel cell. It works with hydrogen as fuel to power the engine and also has a battery that provides power at certain times, such as when starting.
The Nexo is an SUV 4.67 meters long and 163 hp and with a good interior finish, able to operate without impediments at extreme temperatures. As for its disadvantages are its high price of 69,000 euros and the fact that in Spain there are hardly any places to refuel hydrogen.
Tesla Model 3
Cheaper than the Model S, its price is between 56,000 and 66,900 euros. This model of almost 5 meters and as many doors, has a range of 544 kilometres and that technological element typical of any car from the firm of Elon Musk. It stands out for its remarkable power, which ranges from 256 to 480 hp.
Jaguar, which has recently entered the world of batteries with the i-Pace, presents us with a surprising and difficult model to catalogue, which has just won the prize for the best ‘Car of the Year in Europe’. It has a range of 480 kilometres and its price varies between 79,100 and 103,500 euros.
This Jaguar model is designed on a new platform for the company’s electrified cars, allowing the i-Pace to have the ideal propulsion system on any terrain thanks to its all-wheel drive. It consists of two engines, one for each axle, and a power of 400 hp sets. With a fast charger, this Jaguar i-Pace can reach 80% of its battery capacity in just 40 minutes.
This electric version of the Kia Niro adds to an excellent range in which we already knew a hybrid model and a plug-in hybrid. The e-Niro comes with two batteries and has different driving modes with different regenerative braking capabilities.
This model is in the compact category for its length of 4.37 meters. Its luggage compartment holds 451 litres and has a range of 455 kilometres.