From Ystad to Haparanda by electric car – that’s how fast it goes

That electric cars are getting better at handling longer journeys thanks to an increasingly better charging infrastructure is no big news. Tesla Club Sweden, which organizes the Swedish Electric Car Championship (SECC) every year, has been on the move again this year and here are the results.

It was a Tesla Model 3 that won the electric car competition!

A record was broken during this year’s edition of SECC, a competition for electric cars where the participants drive on time from Ystad all the way up to Haparanda and back, a distance of 326 kilometers in total. The competition is organized every year since 2018 by Tesla Club Sweden, which despite its name also welcomes owners of electric cars other than Teslas.

It is a race that every year has shown how much better the charging infrastructure is becoming in Sweden compared to previous years, according to TCS chairman Tibor Blomhäll.

In 2018, the fastest time up to Haparanda (163 miles) was 20 hours and 51 minutes. This year, the winner Joacim Eriksson reached the finish line with his Tesla Model 3 Long Range from 2021 in just 18 hours and 22 minutes. Charging times were 15–20 minutes for the competitors, times that were somewhat limited by the fact that it is still “a bit slower and sparser” in northern Sweden.

“Even if you drove an exhaust gas car, the legs would have been a total of 50 minutes on a journey as long as Ystad-Haparanda. Therefore, we believe that it is just as fast with an electric car,” writes Tibor Blomhäll.

The competition is, of course, based on to get to the finish line first, but you have to stick to the speed limits. Thus, route selection and charging strategies play a directly decisive role in how things go.

Here are the results from the competition:

Ystad-Haparanda

model

Consumption

Total laddtid

18.22

Model 3 LR 2021 18″ aero

149 Wh/km

1:29

18.58

Model 3 LR 2020 18″ aero

164 Wh/km

1:10

19.30

Ioniq 5 LR RWD

196 Wh/km

1:58

19.33

Be EV6 -22

189 Wh/km

2:01

19.34

Model S 90D -17

178 Wh/km

2:23

19.34

Polestar 2 LRDM 19″

198 Wh/km

2:21

19.35

VW ID. 4

196 Wh/km

2:37

19.41

Model 3 LR 2021 18″ ej aero

20.02

Ioniq 5 AWD Advanced

20.06

Model S P85+ 2014

170 Wh/km

2:43

22.20

Model S P85 2014

Source: Tesla Club Sweden

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