'Vorsprung durch Technik' is the topic!
(Advancement Through Technology) We tested the three electric SUV in direct comparison, in convoy on the German Autobahn. Jaguar I-Pace, Audi e-tron, Tesla Model X. Which one has 'Vorsprung durch Technik' –
nextmove shows it to you. [Link to English text and all charts for download in the description] We will test the following things: Comparison of real Autobahn range:
Can they go over 300 km (186 mi)? How high is the consumption of the cars? What are the electricity costs? Which one of the three is the fastest on long distance including charging times.
Who wins the race over 1,000 km? What have we done? We booked a test drive with the Audi e-tron
at the Airport Munich. We put together a team of experienced EV drivers from our location in Munich. Maria and Otto who started in the Model X. Adrian in the e-tron and Thomas from ChargeX in the Jaguar I-PACE. We drove only on the Autobahn. Maximum speed 130 km/h (81mph), if traffic allows. If 130 km/h was not possible than of course slower. We drove the Autobahn to Landshut and back. 87 km (54 mi) in total. Short photo shooting in Landshut and changing of drivers.
Inside temperature in all cars was set to 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit). Outside temperature was approximately 8 degrees Celsius (46 degrees Fahrenheit). We drove the Audi e-tron. A pre-series vehicle from Audi. On 21 inch wheels with winter tires. 95 kWh battery size. Jaguar i-Pace first edition from nextmove. 20 inch wheels with winter tires. 90 kWh battery size. And the Tesla Model X 90D. 20 inch wheels with winter tires. And also approximately 90 kWh battery size. The name plate battery data from the catalogues are gross capacity values. That is what is actually installed in the vehicle. But that size is not fully accessible. The so called net capacity is what you can actually use. And that is more or less 84 kWh for all three cars. and that is what I can actually discharge from the battery.
What were the results? Let’s switch to Munich and listen to our test drivers. Hi there. After a long, hard but also successful working day, we are now in the Audi e-tron lounge. And we are proudly presenting the results of our test. Let’s start with Thomas from ChargeX. He drove the Jaguar I-Pace. What was your consumption? The consumption was 31.3 kWh/100km (50,37 kWh/100mi). Top: 31.3 kWh/100km (50,37 kWh/100mi).
[Link to English chart in description] So now let’s check the main car of our test:
[Link to English chart in description] the Audi e-tron.
[Link to English chart in description] What was the consumption?
[Link to English chart in description] 30.5 kWh/100km (49.1 kWh/100mi)
[Link to English chart in description] 30.5 kWh/100km (49.1 kWh/100mi) – a little better We come to the last SUV. The Tesla Model X. Adrian, what was the consumption on 100 km? The result was 24.8 kWh/100km (39.9 kWh/100mi) –
a great result.
24.8 kWh/100km (39.9 kWh/100mi) – wow, okay, that speaks for itself. The average speed was 120 km/h (75 mph). The Model X is clearly in the lead
with regards to consumption. But what does this mean in terms of range? We did the math on how long you can go
on a single charge. The Jaguar I-PACE would achieve 272 km (169 mi). The Audi e-tron 274 km (170 mi). The Tesla Model X 339 km (210 mi). And if we had brought an a Tesla Model X 100D to the race, it would probably have achieved 50 km (31 mi) more. So the Tesla Model X 100D would be at approximately 390 km (242 mi). Let’s take a look at the electricity cost per 100 km
[Link to English chart in description] at this consumption levels if charged at home.
[Link to English chart in description] We took residential household-tariffs of 0.28 €/kWh and factored in 10% loss of load. That amounts to 7.64 €/100km for the Tesla. 9.39 € for the Audi and 9.58 € for the Jaguar. Not for a full charge, but for a 100 km (62 mi) drive. What would be the cost for DC-fast charging on the Autobahn? We assumed charging from 0 to 80% state of charge That is the range where the cars charge particularly fast.
Basis for our calculation are the commercial offers by the car manufacurers. For the beginning, all of them offer so called market introduction tariffs. The Tesla offer for the Model X is 0 €. free of charge supercharging. All our used Tesla in the nextmove fleet have unlimited supercharging attached to the car. That makes 0 €/100km. Audi has a charging price table. There is a monthly basic fee of 17.95 € We did not take the basic fee into account. Only the rate of 8 € for each charge.
[Link to English chart in description] Jaguar partnered with PlugSurfing. The I-Pace comes with an own charging app. Currently, the price is the same as with PugSurfing. One charge costs 8.80 € at Ionity chargers. What will be the costs in the long run? New Teslas in Germany at Superchargers have to pay not based on kWh but on based on phased charging time.
0.40 €/minute at high charging speeds and 0.20 €/minute at lower speeds. Again we assumed 0 to 80% charging. We did the math for a Model X 90D and converted to price per kWh: 0.27 €/kWh. Going forward, Audi will charge 0.33 €/kWh at Ionity fast chargers. But it is unclear when Audi will stop the market launch offer and start charging at this price. For the Jaguar I-Pace it is not clear yet – but we have assumed the same price of 0.33 €/kWh. That makes 6.70 € for 100 km with the Tesla Model X. Audi 10.06 € Jaguar 10.32 € cost for 100 km at fast chargers on the Autobahn. The last question that was of interest for us: Which one is the fastest car on long distance trips. We have calculated an example for 1.000 km (621 mi). That means the Tesla Model X 90D and the Audi e-tron would reach the goal after approximately 10.5 hours. What is the result of this ideal 1.000 km trip? The Audi almost closed the 23% consumption gap to the Model X 90D with it's faster charging speed.
But of course a Model X 100D would reach the finish much faster than the Audi e-tron. Also, Audi has a real world problem. Currently there are only a few super-fast chargers available. Today on any given route in Germany any Tesla would probably be one to two hours ahead of Audi. Speaking of 'being ahead': 'Vorsprung durch Technik' was the testing approach of our video. The winner in our eyes is clearly Tesla. There are still two things to be said for the Audi. First, the Audi had one inch bigger wheels. Second, we drove a pre-series vehicle and not the final version. For the one inch we put 15 km (9 mi) on top.
Still not enough for 300 km (186 km) softly driven on Autobahn in winter. This is obviously the current limit for Audi, Jaguar and probably also the Mercedes EQC that's coming soon, sometime. Please leave us your opinion regarding thes test result below. I hope the test was interesting for you. Direct comparison of the 'Big Three'! To our knowledge this is the first time that the three vehicles were driven directly against each other. Please subscribe to our channel for more EV tests, if you haven’t done yet. Otherwise, see you at the next test of nextmove. Tschüss..