RegGuheert wrote:This review
gave the 40-kWh MY2018 LEAF a "real-world range" of only 108 miles while giving the 41-kWh Renault Zoe a "real-world range" of 131 miles...
Insideevs has a habit of stealing and reguritating the work of other publications.
Go to the source of the (mis)quoted review, here:
LEAF rated first,
...Our test route included a simulated mix of town, rural and motorway driving with the three cars in convoy, and we swapped drivers and running order after every circuit (about eight miles) to keep things as fair as possible. The temperature during the test was 3-5deg C – far from ideal for battery performance – and all three cars were tested with their headlights on, the air conditioning set to 21deg C and normal (rather than eco) driving modes selected. The fact that the e-Golf managed just 93 miles on a full charge is a bit disappointing. The Leaf gave up the ghost next after 108 miles, while the little Zoe kept whirring along for 131 miles...
https://www.whatcar.com/news/nissan-lea ... en-e-golf/
In our group tests, there are usually clear winners and losers, but this one’s a bit different, because the best car depends entirely on your viewpoint.
The e-Golf is the best all-rounder; it’s the nicest to drive, the smartest inside and the most practical. Meanwhile, the Zoe makes the most financial sense and will get you the farthest (by far) between charges – arguably the two most important things an electric car needs to do well.
But while the e-Golf is let down by its limited range and high price, and the Zoe by its driving position, safety provisions and cramped interior, it’s actually the new Leaf that emerges from this battle with the fewest scars. Yes, it’s a pity that the steering wheel doesn’t have more adjustment and the interior isn’t plusher, but neither of these issues is a deal-breaker. And when you factor in the excellent performance, generous kit and low running costs, the Leaf actually makes the most sense to the most electric car buyers.
1st – Nissan Leaf...