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

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

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