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 330 km*. 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.
- 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 the NEDC and WLTP measurement methods here.
*Range data given is preliminary and has been determined according to WLTP test procedure methodology (R (EC) No. 715/2007, R (EU) No. 2017/1151). EG type approval and Certificate of Conformity are not yet available. The preliminary values might differ from official final type approval data. EG type approval and Certificate of Conformity are not yet available. The preliminary values might differ from official final type approval data. Everyday use may differ and is dependent on various factors. In particular: personal driving style, route characteristics, exterior temperature, heating/air conditioning, pre-conditioning.