EV range. It’s the bread and butter of surveys, studies, and opinion pieces. And for good reason–nobody wants to be left stranded on the side of the road because the advertised range is out of touch with reality.

The problem is that the EPA-estimated range is based on a rather outdated laboratory testing procedure initially intended for combustion cars but subsequently adapted for battery-powered cars.

In city driving conditions, EVs usually make good on their range-related promises, but it’s on the highway where things can sometimes get more complicated. That’s why Consumer Reports put 22 zero-emissions cars to the test by driving them with a full battery at a constant speed of 70 miles per hour until they shut down.

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Consumer Reports Testing Shows You Can't Trust EV Range Claims

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