Tesla Mannequin X P100D and Jaguar I-Tempo seemingly extra evenly matched than Bjørn anticipated
A number of focus has been positioned on the Jaguar I-Tempo and it’s relatively poor effectivity in comparison with different fashionable electrical automobiles. Definitely it pales compared to different EVs just like the Mannequin three or Hyundai Ioniq. However in sensible actual world driving conditions, how nicely does it carry out? YouTuber Bjørn Nyland determined to check the I-Tempo together with his private Tesla Mannequin X for comparability.
Bjørn carried out 2 assessments on the automobiles. One take a look at at 90 km/h (~55.9 mph) and one “hypermiling” take a look at at 42 km/h (~26 mph). His expectations going into the take a look at have been that the Mannequin X would outperform the I-Tempo beneath each situations however that ended up not being the case.
On the 55 mph take a look at, the I-Tempo managed 226 Wh/km (~363 Wh/mile). His Mannequin X achieved 221 Wh/km (~355 Wh/mile). The Tesla actually performs higher than the Jaguar, though not by as a lot as one might need anticipated.
Nonetheless, for the slower velocity 26 mph take a look at, the Mannequin X carried out worse than the I-Tempo. This stunned him primarily based on his earlier driving expertise with the Jaguar and the experiences of others on the I-Tempo vitality consumption.
For this take a look at, the I-Tempo vitality consumption stood at 145 Wh/km (~233 Wh/mile) towards the Mannequin X’s 157 Wh/km (252 Wh/mile). Each automobiles had their HVAC turned off. The I-Tempo was set into ‘Low Energy Mode’ and the Mannequin X had ‘Vary Mode’ activated. Each automobile have been sporting related winter tires.
So why did the Tesla not carry out in addition to anticipated?
Bjørn has just a few theories. As a result of his Mannequin X is the P100D mannequin, it weighs greater than a base degree Mannequin X or an I-Tempo. Because of the topography of the take a look at that includes numerous up and down hilly driving, the additional weight of the Tesla may have a bigger affect on effectivity. The higher aerodynamics of the Mannequin X don’t play as a lot of an affect at such low speeds.
Temperatures for the take a look at have been additionally chilly at about four°C (~39°F). Had the heater been used, the unfold would probably have been even bigger. As a result of the I-Tempo contains a warmth pump, it will probably heat up the cabin extra effectively than the resistant heater featured within the Mannequin X.
Nonetheless, because the temperature drops even decrease over the course of the winter, the warmth pump will grow to be much less efficient and Mannequin X may pull forward once more. Hopefully we get a comply with up take a look at from him as soon as winter climate hits Norway in full power.
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