Autonomy and battery
As we noted, the autonomy and refuelling the electric car is one of the main drawbacks. However, there are a few models with batteries that allow us to travel long distances. These include:
- Tesla Model P100D and 100D with autonomy of 613 and 632 km, respectively.
- Opel Ampera-e reaches 500 km of autonomy.
- Renault ZOE reaches 400 kilometres of autonomy.
- BMW i3 reaches 300 km of autonomy.
Other than these, the most basic and affordable models have a lower range between 90 km (Renault Twizy 80) and 212 km (KIA Soul EV).
However, with this autonomy, 75-80% of the population would be served an electric car for their day to day travel and to move between work and home. Let’s be honest; we do not travel as many kilometers a day as we think.