Tesla Model 3 Tops the List of UK's ‘The Electrifying Efficiency Rating’

Tesla Model 3 Tops the List of UK's ‘The Electrifying Efficiency Rating’

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There are currently no publicly available standard metrics to help consumers understand the overall performance of an electric vehicle. Therefore Electrifying.com has created a smart scoring algorithm that will make it easy to compare cars before buying. Tesla Model 3 and BMW i4 top the list of the UK's Efficiency Rating.

The Electrifying.com Efficiency Rating, known as the E-Rating™, has been reviewed and verified by leading independent industry experts and is formulated using an algorithm that takes into account a number of factors. This includes how well the car converts electrical power into miles on the road, the speed at which the battery can be recharged, and features such as energy saving heat pumps, intelligent brake recuperation and climate control preconditioning. There’s also a ‘secret sauce’ based on their expert team’s experience of driving, testing, and reviewing electric cars in the real world. All electric vehicles were rated on a scale from A++ to E.

According to the E-Rating, Tesla Model 3 and BMW i4 are the most efficient models available in the UK, with a maximum A++ rating. Meanwhile, Mercedes-Benz EQV with an E rating, and the Audi e-tron and the Mercedes-Benz EQC with a D rating showed the worst performance.

The 10,000-mile fare difference between an A++ rated vehicle (Tesla Model 3) and an E-rated vehicle (Mercedes EQV) is £580 ($776). For example, an A+ rated Tesla Model Y will cost £176 ($235) less for 10,000 miles than the Volvo XC40 Recharge. In addition to the additional cost of charging, owners will wait much longer in the least efficient cars. This is partly due to the fact that they consume more energy to move, and because they charge more slowly.

Here’s the list of EVs that have been tested by Electrifying.com and their efficiency ratings, from the best to the worst:

  • Tesla Model 3: A ++
  • BMW i4: A ++
  • Hyundai Ioniq: A +
  • Citroën e-C4: A +
  • Fiat 500e: A +
  • Hyundai Kona Electric: A +
  • Mercedes EQS: A +
  • Kia EV6: A +
  • Peugeot e208: A +
  • SEAT Mii: A +
  • Tesla Model Y: A +
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e: A +
  • Citroën Ami: A +
  • Volkswagen ID.3: A +
  • Renault Twizy: A +
  • Hyundai IONIQ 5 A +
  • Audi Q4 e-tron: A
  • BMW iX3: A
  • DS3 Crossback: A
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E: A
  • Kia e-Niro: A
  • Kia Soul: A
  • Peugeot e-2008: A
  • Renault Zoe: A
  • Skoda Enyaq: A
  • Smart EQ ForTwo: A
  • Tesla Model S: A
  • Tesla Model X: A
  • Vauxhall Mokka: A
  • Volkswagen ID.4: A
  • Audi e-tron GT: B
  • BMW i3: B
  • BMW iX: B
  • Mercedes EQA: B
  • MG MG5 EV: B
  • MG ZS EV: B
  • Nissan Leaf: B
  • Polestar 2: B
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge: B
  • Honda e: C
  • Jaguar i-Pace: C
  • Lexus UX300e: C
  • Mazda MX-30: C
  • Porsche Taycan: C
  • Rimac Nevera: C
  • Citroën e-Spacetourer: C
  • Vauxhall Vivaro-e: C
  • Audi e-tron: D
  • Mercedes EQC: D
  • Mercedes EQV: E

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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.

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