The world largest EV test

Oppdatert: 31. jan.

This week, I participated in NAF and Motor's big winter test of 31 Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV). The test aims to see how the cars perform compared to the manufacturers' stated WLTP figures.


This article is a brief summary of the test, which in its entirety can be read in Motor in Norwegian. I have also included some of my views.

Facsimile from Motor.no that covers the test.


As we can see from the numbers in the table below, there are significant variations in how much the cars went under the WLTP range in per cent. The best car was the BYD Tang with only 11 per cent less range. and


The most significant deviation from the WLTP range did the Skoda Enyaq iV80 have. The car have a WLTP range of 509 km but did only go 347 km in the test. That is 31.83 per cent less range. NAF has received a lot of reaction on this result as this is the 2-wheel drive version of the Enyaq, and it was beaten by its 4-wheel drive sibling, the Enyaq iV80x with over 50 km. Normally cars with 2-wheel drive have a longer range than cars with 4-wheel drive, and this is also reflected in the WLTP numbers for the two models. Because of this, NAF has decided to test the two Skodas ones more on the same route in the weeks to come.

I did drive the NIO ES8 and was happy with how the car did perform. After the test, I did discover that NIO did give us the wrong WLTP numbers as the car had seven seats and 21-inch wheels. The WLTP-range for the model tested was 488 km, not 500 km used in the official result below. This gives a deviation on 12,9 %, not 15,0 %. This moves the NIO up to fifth place on the list.


The official results sorted after deviation from WLTP range in percent.

Modell (WLTP range)

Measured range

​Deviation from WLTP

BYD Tang (400km)

356 km

- 11.00 %

Tesla Model Y LR Dual motor (507 km)

451 km

- 11.05 %

Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo (456 km)

402 km

- 11.84 %

Kia EV6 4WD (484 km)

423 km

- 12.60 %

Cupra Born (395 km)

339 km

- 14.18 %

Volkswagen ID.4 Pro (485 km)

414 km

- 14.64 %

BMW iX xDrive50 (591 km)

503 km

- 14.89 %

NIO ES8 LR 7-seter (500 km)

425 km

- 15.00 %

Tesla Model 3 LR Dual motor (614 km)

521 km

- 15.15 %

Hyundai Ioniq 5 2WD (481 km)

408 km

- 15.18 %

Audi e-tron GT (463 km)

392 km

- 15.33 %

Skoda Enyaq iV80X (477 km)

403 km

- 15.51 %

Mercedes-Benz EQA 250 (401 km)

331 km

- 17.46 %

BMW i4 M50 (497 km)

406 km

- 18.31 %

Xpeng P7 (470 km)

383 km

- 18.51 %

Kia EV6 2WD (528 km)

429 km

- 18.75 %

Volkswagen ID.3 PRO S (539 km)

435 km

- 19.29 %

Hyundai Ioniq 5 4WD (460 km)

369 km

- 20.47 %

Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4matic (645 km)

513 km

- 20.47 %

BMW iX xDrive40 (402 km)

316 km

- 21.39 %

Audi e-tron Q4 40 (485 km)

380 km

- 21.65 %

Opel Mokka-e (338 km)

263 km

- 22.19 %

Mercedes-Benz EQB 350 4matic (407 km)

315 km

- 22.60 %

Polestar 2 LR Single motor (517 km)

400 km

- 22.63 %

Tesla Model 3 SR (448 km)

346 km

- 22.87 %

​Volvo C40 Recharge (437 km)

333 km

- 23.97 %

Audi e-tron Q4 50 quattro (459 km)

349 km

- 23.97 %

Volkswagen ID.4 GTX (475 km)

353 km

- 25.68 %

Polestar 2 LR Dual motor (476 km)

340 km

- 28.57 %

Peugeot e-2008 (320 km)

228 km

- 28.75 %

Skoda Enyaq iV80 (509 km)

347 km

- 31.83 %


We drove the cars until they stopped completely, then we were picked up by NAF's rescue vehicles. The rescue people had a busy evening.



To understand and read this test right, it is essential to know some extra details:

  • All cars did start charged to 100 % in the same garage. However, they were not preheated, and the temperature in the garage was 9 degrees Celsius. This slightly disadvantages cars with more advanced battery heating systems that could have benefited most from preheated batteries.

  • The starting point in Oslo was 7 meters above sea level. The route's highest point was a bit after 450 km with an elevation of 1,060 meters. After 465 km, the route has a steep downhill making it possible to charge the battery for some extra range. At the bottom of this downhill, the drivers making it this far come back to an earlier spot on the route and start on a new loop (see the map picture below).

  • The route is not picked to be scientifically suitable for a range test but is instead made to imitate a typical “going to the mountains” route in Norway.


Screen shot form Google Maps of the route.

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