Who won in the ranking.
Independent testing has shown that the Tesla Model X has a much lower power consumption and greater range than the Audi e-tron and Jaguar I-Pace.
The initial price of an electric car, acceleration to 100 km/h and which of the parties opened the door – of course, the most important factors when choosing a.
But when you start daily operation of the electric vehicle, the fore other issues. For example, the reserve (which is directly linked to how much energy consumes the electric car in motion) and charging time.
It’s funny that in a period when the market began to appear actively competitors pioneer Tesla, and vengeance unfold media campaigns aimed at criticizing the brainchild of Elon musk, practical experiments often testify in favor of Tesla.
For example, a comparative test of autonomy, which was carried out by independent German company Nextmove, dealing with rental cars.
Representatives of the company used as a test pad area German autobahn with a length of 87 km.
Three participants of the test – Tesla Model X P90D, pre-sample the Audi e-tron and a production copy of the new model Jaguar I-Pace – moved on the highway on cruise control with the same speed of 120 km/h were Charged at the same charging station.
The testing was divided into three parts – the power consumption when driving, charging time and cost of mileage. In each of the “categories” the winner was the Tesla Model X.
Moreover, the gap was very significant.
In the graphs presented by the organizers of the test, it is seen that when driving at a cruising speed of 120 km/h the Tesla Model X consumes a quarter less power than the Audi e-tron and Jaguar I-Pace.
In a direct comparison of the Tesla Model X looks significantly better competitors. Electric car with a drag coefficient of 0,25 spent 24,8 kWh/100 km.
Audi e-tron (drag coefficient of 0.27) had a consumption of 23% above is 30.5 kWh per 100 km.
Jaguar I-Pace, the drag coefficient is 0.29, and the power consumption was even higher – 31,3 kWh (26% more than the Tesla Model X).
In fact, the performance of drag coefficient given by the experts Nextmove, of course, important. But hardly critical for such a big difference in energy consumption.
Likely to play a key role in the efficiency and configuration of the motors and running gear are testing electric cars.
Reserve a Tesla Model X P90D was also a third higher than that of both competitors in the same conditions.
The organizers said that they took the test Tesla Model X 90D, which is no longer on sale, only because the battery capacity of this model is comparable to the new Audi e-tron and Jaguar I-Pace.
They also showed in the graphs, the reserve current model Tesla Model X P100D that further “degrades” the European competitors of the Tesla.
Experts have concluded that the testing methodology selected Nextmove, it is difficult to criticize. But note that the study ignored such important factors as speed of charging.
It would not affect the results of Jaguar, but in a direct confrontation between Tesla and the Audi e-tron, this factor may play a role. New from the German manufacturer can be charged from 150 kW charging stations by approximately 30% faster than the brainchild of Elon musk.
Of course, such a powerful charging some time will be exotic even in Germany, not to mention other European countries.
Experts note that energy efficiency remains one of the main trumps of a Tesla.
Premium electric vehicle competitors have already got close to Tesla on the dynamics. And it is able to compete on prices. However, the reserve and total cost of ownership still trumps American pioneer of electric vehicles.