Gas vs. Electric: Which One Wins a 1,000-Mile Road Trip?

The race is on!
Derya Ozdemir

When it comes to the prospect of purchasing an electric vehicle, range anxiety, as well as the cost and length of time required to recharge, are all significant considerations. There are many videos comparing different vehicles out there that you can consult on before making a decision, but the chances are that none of them are as well done and contain as many details as this one. Tech YouTuber Marques Brownlee conducted an experiment to determine which vehicle is better for a road trip: a traditional gas-fueled car or an electric vehicle.

For the video, Brownlee and his team used three vehicles for a two-day 1,000-mile road trip around New York State. The vehicles were a gas-fueled Audi Q5, a Tesla Model S Plaid, and a Mustang Mach-E, Ford's electric SUV. They all started from the same point, with a full tank of gas or a completely charged battery.

The main goal of the experiment was to see which car finished the trip first, as well as the total fuel cost for each vehicle. Are you interested in finding out which vehicle ranked highest in terms of range, efficiency, and charging time? Make sure you watch the video embedded above to learn the answer, and as always, enjoy!

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