Ordering a “202” EV ? what are your options ?

6th August 2020 – By Guillaume Séguin

This document is meant to bring useful information for anyone looking into buying a new BEV in Ireland (as of August 2020, 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 different battery and charging specifications.

The data in these charts 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.

Peugeot e-2008

Range :

  • NEDC is the old European driving cycle. It has been used till September 2019 yet can still be found in manufacturer’s documents but we’ve 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, it is usually possible to reproduce WLTP numbers, in summer with optimal driving conditions (economical and relatively slow). Use this to compare vehicles to each other.
  • Real life is a more realistic estimation of what you can actually do with these cars, in normal traffic conditions. Of course this could still 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.

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

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

We have 3 tables, Compact cars, Family cars and Large/Luxury vehicles.
Click on these tables to enlarge (best view on PC):

So what’s new for for the 202 plate ?

First the Audi E-Tron is now available with a “50” variant that has less range, but also a more reasonable starting price (€74.990). The Kia e-Niro and e-Soul have seen a significant price increase (€2,000 to €2,500) and are now (logically) more expensive than their cousin the Hyundai Kona.
The 7-seater Nissan Evalia, derivated from the E-NV200 van is now back with the Leaf 40kWh battery pack and remains one of the rare 7-seater BEV, and the only one at this price range (€42,400). Peugeot just launched the e-2008 compact SUV and the Volkswagen i.d.3 now has a price but has yet to land on our island, and so does the Mustang Mach-E ! Finally the Mercedes EQC and Porsche Taycan and the German manufacturers’ additions to the premium segment.

Porsche Taycan