This document is meant to bring useful information for anyone looking into buying a new BEV in Ireland (as of May 2019, when this post was written). It doesn’t include PHEVs. And neither does it include earlier models so if you are looking for a used model (see for example our 181 table here), be aware that older versions of these models may have lower battery and charging specifications.

The data in the chart is made of manufacturer official information. Non-official information have the (est) tag, some adjustments have been made compared to previous semesters to make this as realistic as possible.

Range :

  • NEDC is the old European driving cycle. It will be used till September 2019 and still be found in manufacturer’s documents but we’re removed it from this table, NEDC is a very optimistic cycle, with numbers hard to reproduce.
  • WLTP is the  newest European driving cycle. It is used since September 2017 (but not broadly used until recently) and is tougher than NEDC.
  • Real life is what you can actually do with these cars, in normal traffic conditions. Of course this could vary depending on your driving style, pace or weather conditions.

Consumption is indicated in kwh per 100 km. This data, combined with the battery size, gives you the range of the vehicle.

Tesla Model 3

Battery size : What you can read about battery size varies depending on manufacturers. Some indicate the total battery capacity, some the usable capacity. Typically around 10% or the total capacity of the battery isn’t used, in order to extend battery life.

Please reach out to me at (with your source) if you believe there is incorrect/incomplete information, or if you have useful additional data to complete it. Thanks!

Click on this table to enlarge (best view on PC):

So what’s new for for the 192 plate ?

The Kia E-Niro and E-Soul can now be found at dealerships, but in very limited numbers, so even if you plan to get one in 2020, you might as well visit your dealer now ! The Leaf e+ with its 62kWh battery is in the same situation : Supply will be very tight for 2019 so reserve yours now ! The Tesla Model 3 is finally available to order online.

Kia e-Soul
Kia e-Niro

If you want to browse through previous semesters here are some links:

First semester 2019 (191)

First semester 2018 (181)