We had the opportunity to see all the new battery-powered vehicles at the 2022 Chicago Auto Show. This was my first auto show and I was absolutely overwhelmed by the program. I especially enjoyed the test drives offered by Ford and Jeep, and I have to admit that I developed a great interest in off-roading as a result. Good thing we are converting a Jeep to electric and kept the 2WD/4WD functionality for off-roading. 🙌
Ranking of 💡Efficiency💡 (Wh/mi) – LOWER Watt-hour per mile is better. In this graph you can see how vehicle weight, battery size, electric range and overall vehicle efficiency compare for different EV models from Kia, Hyundai, Ford, GM, Tesla, Chevrolet, Subaru, Toyota, VW and BMW.
➡️ Tesla does a pretty good job in keeping the overall vehicle weight low, which massively affects the efficiency.
➡️ GMC Hummer EV is a monstrous and really heavy car with a 200kWh pack. It looks spectacular but the efficiency is not good. The Chevy Silverado uses the same sized Ultium battery pack but has a higher mileage and less weight.
➡️ The Nissan Ariya was quite a positive surprise with a long range and good efficiency. So was the EV6 which was my favorite of the show.
➡️ I fell in love with the Mustang Mach-E – again – I really like that car and especially this orange color that they introduced at the show.
➡️ Almost all of these EVs use pouch cells from LG or SKI, except for Tesla (cylindrical) and BMW and Nissan Ariya (prismatic CATL).
Data obtained from the Autoshow and from ev-database.org.
Have a very efficient day, haha! 😊