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Driving more than a dozen electric cars in the cold, experts rate Toyota cars worse than Kia and Hyundai in terms of operating range

Norway is famous for its cold climate and this factor makes electric cars not the most optimal means of transportation. Despite that, the country now has the highest conversion rate to electric vehicles in the world. For this reason, local experts are forced to test every electric car model available on the market to find out which is the most suitable for domestic users.

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Electric cars are popular in Norway

According to motor.no’s actual test, the best electric vehicle with a range in the cold winter climate (when tested is -19 degrees Celsius) is the Tesla Model S with 530 km compared to 634 km. under standard conditions, corresponding to a reduction of 16%.

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Tesla Model S scores in Norway

If speaking purely in terms of proportions, it is not the American model but a Chinese car called Maxus Euniq 6 belonging to SAIC group that returns the best results when keeping 317 out of the total 354 km of maximum operation (only 354 km). sale 10%). Chinese automakers are generally highly appreciated by motor.no because of their low prices and low operating range, as shown by the results of MG 4 or BYD Atto.

In the opposite direction, the most disappointing name is Toyota bZ4X when it only ran 323 km – a figure 35% lower than the announced 503 km. This information is actually not surprising because the Toyota bZ4X once disappointed in a similar test, leading to the company… having to investigate why its car performed so poorly.

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Toyota bZ4X has a severely reduced operating range

Motor.no also said that Toyota didn’t even dare to offer a 4WD version of the bZ4X for them to try (because this version is more powerful but runs out of power faster) and instead only offered a single-bridge version.

Some other names with significantly affected range include the Skoda Enyaq Coupe RS (510 to 338 km, down 34%) and Mercedes-Benz EQE 300 (614 to 409 km, down 33%).

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Mercedes-Benz EQE also has bad results

Other notable names tested by motor.no include the BMW i7 xDrive60 (595 to 424 km, down 29%), BMW i4 eDrive40 (565 to 434 km, down 23%), Tesla Model X Plaid (543 to 444 km, down 18%), Nissan Ariya 2WD (533 to 400 km, down 25%), Hyundai Ioniq 5 (454 to 345 km, down 24%) or Kia EV6 GT (424 to 349 km, down 18 km) %).

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