ANWB road test proves sublime driving characteristics TakeOff:
mileage of EVs largely retained
Recently, ANWB automotive journalists Frank Buma (formerly Autovisie journalist and Dutch member of the jury for the Car of the Year election) and Gert Wisse (editor in chief of ANWB Autokampioen) drove from the Hazeldonk in The Netherlands to Bussang in France.
Final destination was the Domaine de Champé campsite in the Vosges.
The aim of this EV Challenge over a distance of about 550 km was to get a better idea of the feasibility of a car holiday with a fully electric car, with and without a tent trailer. Two identical Hyundai Ioniq 5s were used for the test, with one of the cars driving solo and the other hooked up to a TakeOff.
In the video made by the funny ANWB-duo Frank and Gert of this test, the TakeOff has a glorious supporting role. The results of this test are as follows:
- a camping holiday with a full electric vehicle in combination with a tent trailer has long since ceased to be a utopian idea;
- due to the unique aerodynamic properties of the TakeOff and its low weight, the additional fuel consumption1 is only 25 – 30%. This has been established in various practical tests by Easy Caravanning. In the ANWB roadtrip the additional energy consumption was 25,7%. This means that a large part of the mileage is retained with the car unoccupied;
- travelling and manoeuvring with the TakeOff is child’s play due to its small size and weight;
- in no time at all you are ready for a comfortable overnight stay in the king-size bed of no less than 2.05 x 1.60 metres.
(1) Additional consumption in practice depends, among other things, on weather and route conditions, driving behaviour, load and tyre pressure. No rights may be derived from this test. The test video of the playful duo Frank and Gert can be found on the ANWB YouTube channel.
There is already a TakeOff from € 16.495,-. Look at our website for the different versions and personalisation options. Check the versions of the TakeOff here
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 was recently chosen by the ANWB Kampeerkampioen (edition 7, July 2022) as the Towing Car of the Year 2022. https://www.anwb.nl/auto/trekauto/trekauto-van-het-jaar-2022
The Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB is an association that uses a unique mix of influencing and service activities to promote the interests of its members in the areas of mobility, holidays and leisure. In that work, the ANWB wants to contribute to a sustainable development of society.