What is an e-Car's operating range?
This strongly depends on the e-Car model and, in particular, on the battery being used.
A Mercedes e-Cell has a nominal 230 km operating range. However, factors like driving terrain, outside temperature, and driving style can significantly alter this value -- just like with conventional, petroleum-powered cars. The Tesla Roadster, currently leading the pack among e-Cars, boasts a range of up to 340 km. e-Cars made in series production until 2002 by the PSA group (Citroen, Saxxo) have a lower nominal range, between 90 and 100 km. The Renault Z.E., on the other hand, will run for about 160 km on a single battery charge.
- Wednesday, 29 February 2012
- Posted in: e-Cars