In the quest for the perfect electric vehicle (EV), consumers often weigh the vehicle’s advertised range as a crucial deciding factor. This consideration becomes even more significant given the current state of America’s charging infrastructure, which is still under development.

Consumer Reports has stepped in to shed light on this issue, conducting real-world highway range tests on various EVs. Their approach mirrors the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) method for assessing fuel efficiency, aiming to reveal the truth behind manufacturers’ range claims.

This investigation has uncovered some false range claims that could really sway consumer trust. Here’s 10 of those vehicles.

2022 F-150 Lightning Lariat Extended Range


Ford’s F-150 Lightning Lariat blew our minds. This EV fell 50 miles short of their prmised range claim (320 miles). 270 miles between charges is not impressive.

2023 Nissan Aryia Platinum + AWD


Nissan’s Aryia Platinum AWD, with a slight miss from its 257-mile claim, reaching 253 miles, subtly underscores the optimism in EV marketing versus real-world results. This may not seem like a big gap, but nevertheless, it was still a lie and shakes our trust.

2023 Lucid Air Touring


Lucid’s Air Touring missed their mark by a whopping 40 miles! They claimed it could make 384 miles before needing another charge. Well, they were wrong.

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 6 SEL AWD


The Hyundai Ioniq6 SEL AWD, nearly hitting its 270-mile target with a 265-mile performance, subtly shifts the focus towards the accuracy of EV manufacturers’ predictions.

2021 Tesla Model S Long Range


Tesla’s Model S Long Range, with a 39-mile gap from its ambitious 405-mile claim, really gives us a scare. 39 miles an entire trip to the grocery store and back!

2023 Subaru Solterra Limited


Subaru’s entry with the Solterra Limited, missing its 222-mile target by 12 miles, shows the company’s transition challenges into the electric market.

2023 Kia Niro EV Wind


Kia’s Niro EV Wind, with a 14-mile miss on its 253-mile range claim, offers a peek into the real-world applicability of EV technology.

2022 Audi Q4 50 E-Tron Premium Plus


Audi’s Q4 50 E-Tron Premium Plus missed its range goal by 15 miles (241 miles claimed, 226 achieved). Not much, but still highlights the luxury segment’s challenge in aligning aspirational range claims with real-world outcomes. .

2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 Advanced


The Genesis Electrified GV70 Advanced fell short of their promised 236-mile range by 16 miles.

2023 Lexus RZ 450e Premium


Lexus’s RZ 450e Premium, missing its 220-mile range claim by 18 miles, spotlights the difficulties of delivering on the high standards of electric luxury.

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Author: Abbie Clark

Title: Co-Founder

Expertise: Automotive Industry, Electric Vehicles, DIY Car Repairs


Abbie Clark is a writer, blog, and founder of RideRambler, Hey She Thrives, and The Bearded Bunch.

From clever car cleaning tricks to the freshest car features and reviews, Abbie loves sharing her knowledge on everything automotive. Outside of her time writing for her websites, you’ll find her fishing with her husband, deciphering her toddler’s babbling, or baking up something sweet.

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