Today, Green NCAP publishes the results of three very competitive electric cars; The Tesla Model 3, the new-to-market NIO eT7 and the 100% electric Renault Megane E-Tech

Today, Green NCAP publishes the results of three very competitive electric cars; in Tesla Model 3new to the market NIO eT7 and Renault Megane E-Tech is 100% electric. All vehicles have achieved an impressive five stars in the Green NCAP sustainability rating scheme, achieving near maximum scores thanks to the high energy efficiency of their electric powertrains, far exceeding the ratings of conventional cars. The results also prove that manufacturers’ investments in electric vehicles can create a choice for consumers that takes into account both the environment and energy efficiency, but at the same time provides the fun, comfort and power needed for modern commuting.

With a 60kWh battery capacity, single motor, rear-wheel drive and 208kW, the Tesla Model 3 has broad and sporty appeal. It is the smallest car in the Tesla range and the first model from the brand to be tested by Green NCAP. The car achieved high energy efficiency not only in the cold and warm WLTC+ laboratory tests, but also in the demanding highway test with a very impressive result of 21.1 kWh/100 km. The Tesla’s small frontal area and aerodynamic shape work to the vehicle’s advantage, although in the WLTC+ test cycle at -7°C winter temperatures, due to the high demands on cabin heating, comfort and battery protection management, fuel consumption increases by 72% and the range increases by 72%. is significantly reduced. Despite this and the relatively large weight of the car, the result proves that it was designed with special attention to efficiency and range.

Green NCAP awards Tesla’s impressive performance with an overall weighted index of 9.8 out of 10 and a well-deserved 5 green stars

NIO is a relative newcomer to the European market, but is already making a strong statement with its fully equipped eT7, potentially aimed at Tesla enthusiasts. The car comes with two motors and four-wheel drive, 480 kW of power and a huge battery with a capacity of 100 kWh. But all this adds weight, and NIO tips the scales at 2.4 tons. In a lab test, the WLTC+ eT7 closely matched its claimed range of 580 km. Again, despite its large mass, the eT7 demonstrates high overall efficiency. In cold winter conditions (WLTC+ test at -7°C), like the Tesla, consumption increases by 72%, resulting in an expected range of around 340 km.

Despite the large weight, the NIO eT7 impresses and confidently receives an overall weighted index of 9.6 out of 10 and a well-deserved 5 green stars

NIO eT7 - November 2022 Green NCAP results - 5 stars

Green NCAP tested the Renault Megane E-Tech EV60 with a 60kWh battery, single motor and front-wheel drive. With an output of 160 kW and a spacious interior, it will undoubtedly enjoy wide appeal, especially thanks to its low energy consumption. The values ​​in the standard cold and warm tests of the WLTC+ are impressive, but, as with the NIO eT7, they rise noticeably in the highway tests with its high-power dynamic phases. The results of a short city trip are noteworthy: this Megane consumed just 11.8 kWh/100 km. In the -7°C laboratory tests, the car’s fuel consumption increased by 78% compared to the standard test and, with 30 kWh/100 km, was between the measured values ​​of the other two tested cars.

Renault Megane E-Tech - November 2022 Green NCAP results - 5 stars

The Renault Megane E-Tech fully demonstrates, like Tesla’s Model 3 and NIO’s eT7, excellent performance and scores 9.6 out of 10 points in the Weighted Overall Index and a well-deserved 5 green stars.

All three of these vehicles received top Green NCAP marks due to their zero emissions and excellent energy efficiency, as well as relatively low greenhouse gas emissions for power generation in Europe.

“This latest round of Green NCAP testing clearly proves that electric vehicles are a great choice for consumers looking for a cleaner, more sustainable environment. They have a much higher score than those of conventional transmissions. However, affordability is still an issue. We urge manufacturers to further improve the efficiency of interior heating in winter conditions, as this has a significant impact on driving range. The efficiency of the onboard charger is a hidden cost for consumers, and the industry should aim for higher numbers here as well.

– says Dr. Michiel van Ratingen, Secretary General of Euro NCAP and Green NCAP.


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