Driving Range

Measuring the electric range.

Electric car range used to be measured with the standardized test method for Europe: NEDC. 

This was replaced with the "Worldwide Harmonized Light-Duty Vehicle Test Procedure" (WLTP). The Corsa-e range measured under the WLTP is up to 337 km1. Of course, the maximum range in everyday use deviates from both the NEDC and WLTP values. Factors such as road characteristics, weather conditions, driving style and additional load all influence range.

 

The new WLTP driving cycle considers situations that are closer to everyday life than the NEDC standard. It allows us to assess daily consumption better.

 

WLTP includes:

  • More realistic driving dynamics and external temperature
  • Greater test distance
  • Higher average and maximum speeds
  • Less holding times
  • More braking and acceleration

 

Find out more about the NEDC and WLTP measurement methods.

Go Further.

Get the most out of your electric vehicle by knowing the main impacting factors on range and how to react on them.

Speed
Speed is the most impacting factor on the range. At 130 km/h constant speed, the range of 100 % electric vehicle is halved compared to WLTP. 
Driving behaviour and geography
Driving behaviour has a major influence on consumption. Eco-driving is enhanced with electric vehicles. Smooth accelerations and use of recuperative braking can save up to 15 % of your autonomy. 
Thermal comfort or heating
Range difference due to heating can vary up to 35 % between spring and winter. Conditioning your car is one of the most efficient lever to increase your range in winter. 

 

1 Range data Opel Corsa-e (combined) 329 km to 337 km (depending on equipped options), determined according to WLTP test procedure methodology (R (EC) No. 715/2007, R (EU) No. 2017/1151. Everyday use may differ and is dependent on various factors. In particular: personal driving style, route characteristics, exterior temperature, heating/air conditioning, pre-conditioning.