A study conducted showed that the median range of EVs was well behind the median range of combustion vehicles, while the mamimum range differed by a huge margin! This study was done by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office and highlights how electric cars may be the future but they still have a long way to go.
The data was compiled for the year 2021, and the comparison was made between the median ranges of BEV (Battery Electric Vehicles) and normal combustion vehicles, and the difference was staggering! Consider this- the maximum range EV only just beat the median range of combustion vehicles!
Median: 234 miles (377 km)
Maximum: 405 miles (652 km)
- Gasoline vehicles
Median: 403 miles (648 km)
Maximum: 765 miles (1,231 km)
The calculation between the two gives a median difference of approx 271KM, which is a difference of 72% in favour of combustion vehicles. As for comparing the maximum range, there is a median difference of 580KM, which is a difference of a staggering 89% yet again in favour of combustion vehicles!
This is set to change however, as this year we will see the Lucid Air reduce this gap with its staggering 837KM (520mi) range will help propulse BEV’s cause further. The median numbers for EVs will just keep rising with time, the only question that remains is by how much and by when? Considering the pace at which vehicles are progressing nowadays, it would just be a matter of a few years.