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Likely due to the difference between EPA and the WLTP cycles, which tend to give higher ranges.I have just realized that there doesn't seem to be any basis for the information given by Ford in Norway for estimated driving range. E.g. The First Edition is supposed to have a driving range of up to 540 km, and the RWD ER up to 600 km. Ford in the US says 270 miles/300 miles respectively, which amonut to 432/480 kilometres. Does anynone have a clue as to the rather large difference in estimates betwen the US and Norway?
I think that depends on how/where you drive. The EPA testing method I think is more tilted towards highway driving. WLTP method puts more emphasis towards stop and go city driving than highway. So if you drive more high speed and less start/stopping... maybe look more towards the EPA estimates (or less). If you do more city driving, stop and go, then lean towards the WTLP estimates.
EPA is usually considered more accurate, but it really just depends on your driving patterns. If your driving tends to include more high speed and longer distances (which tends to be the case in the US, Canada, Australia, etc), then EPA should be closer. But if you tend to do mostly lower speed city driving and mid-speed country road driving, WLTP may be closer.
A lot has been written on which is more accurate. It largely depends on your driving.
Speed limits seem to be mere suggestions here in the US.In Norway the maximum speed is lower on most routes...
Nor are you scientists as three of you would have given at least four different answers.A lot has been written on which is more accurate. It largely depends on your driving.
EPA gives more weight to highway cruising and the WLTP cycle gives more weight to short distance driving, which tends to be more "European".
Edit: It looks like we have a consensus from everyone posting at the same time. Clearly we're not lawyers or three of us would've given different answers to the same question.
Ah so you're the guy I keep passing!Speed limits seem to be mere suggestions here in the US.
I only do 5 over the speed limit, except in Detroit where the limit is 55 and everyone does 75, there I'll do 65 so I don't get completely run over. Everyone but the semi trucks passes me.