Hyundai Ioniq Electric leads Norwegian EV Association’s winter test
The Norwegian EV Association has recently revealed that the Hyundai Ioniq Electric has emerged the winner among five all-electric vehicles which were thoroughly winter-tested by the association in mid-February in Norway.
According to the details revealed by the association, five popular battery electric vehicles (BEVs) were subjected to a comprehensive winter test, in an effort to gauge their performance under the harsh weather conditions in Norway.
The five vehicles which were put through the winter test were: the Nissan Leaf, the Hyundai Ioniq Electric, the Volkswagen e-Golf, the BMW i3, and the Opel Ampera-e (Chevy Bolt EV). All these BEVs compete in the same segment of ‘compact’ cars. Tesla’s electric vehicles were not included in the test, even though they are quite popular in the country.
All the five BEVs which underwent the test were charged to 100 percent state of charge (SOC) when they departed from Vulkan parking garage in Oslo. As a part of the test, the vehicles were driven over a distance of nearly 700 km (435 miles) in two days, during which the vehicles had to sustain their performance in freezing temperatures, snowy country roads, and sub-zero salty, soppy highways.
The association gauged the efficiency, charging speed, and overall performance of the five BEVs in the cold weather. The Ioniq was tentatively declared the ‘efficiency champion’ in the test, while the Ampera-e was appreciated for its biggest battery pack and longest official range.
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