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Driving Range

Measuring the electric range

Electric car range used to be measured with the standardized test method for Europe: NEDC. This was replaced with the "Worldwide Harmonized Light-Duty Vehicle Test Procedure" (WLTP). The Corsa-e range measured under the WLTP is up to 337 km1. Of course, the maximum range in everyday use deviates from both the NEDC and WLTP values. Factors such as road characteristics, weather conditions, driving style and additional load all influence range.


The new WLTP driving cycle considers situations that are closer to everyday life than the NEDC standard. It allows us to assess daily consumption better.


WLTP includes:

  • More realistic driving dynamics and external temperature
  • Greater test distance
  • Higher average and maximum speeds
  • Less holding times
  • More braking and acceleration


Find out more about WLTP.

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Get the most out of your electric vehicle by knowing the main impacting factors on range and how to react on them
Speed is the most impacting factor on the range. At 130 km/h constant speed, the range of a 100% electric vehicle is halved compared to WLTP. 
Driving behaviour and geography
Driving behaviour has a major influence on consumption. Eco-driving is enhanced with electric vehicles. Smooth acceleration and use of regenerative braking can save up to 15% of your range. 
Thermal comfort or heating
Range difference due to heating can vary up to 35% between spring and winter. Conditioning your car is one of the most efficient levers to increase your range in winter. 
Range value indicated complies with the WLTP test procedure on the basis of which new vehicles have been approved since September 1, 2018. Figures may vary depending on actual conditions of use and various factors such as speed, weather and driving styles.