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How Energy is Measured in Battery Powered Vehicles

One of the many benefits of owning an electric vehicle is the reduced running costs, but as with fuel engines, electric vehicles running costs can vary depending on the type of model, make and specifics of the car.  

An electric-vehicle battery (EVB)is specifically designed for a high kilowatt-hour (kWH) capacity - some other manufacturers use Ah (amp-hour) like BMW.

 

If you are looking for an EV vehicle that has a good range on a single charge, you may want to look for models with a large kWh rating – however, much like petrol and diesel cars, this is also dependent on things such as road gradient and how fast you are driving.

 

 

Examples of models with large kWh and range

 



Tesla Model S


396-mile range
95 kWh

 

Jaguar i-Pace

292-mile range
90 kWh

 

Hyundai Kona Electric

 

278-mile range
64 kWh

 

Nissan Leaf e+

239-mile range
62kWh

 

 

VW ID3 

58kWh and 77kWh battery packs
260 miles or 340 mile per charge.

 

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