Electric cars with the longest range
With more than 5.6 million electric vehicles on the road worldwide, EVs are getting more popular. Today’s EV charging infrastructure, households and more are influenced by EV growth, which will continue to rise in the future. Battery technology will reach peak levels and the meter in your house will become smarter. Your house might even be able to generate electricity for your electric car. Exciting times are just around the corner.
If you don’t have an electric vehicle yet, now is the time to get one. When selecting your EV, you may look at the design, features and especially the driving range. Does an electric car’s range hold you back from buying one? No need to worry about range anxiety: We listed the top 10 electric vehicles that can travel the longest distance on a single charge.
1. Tesla Model S - EV’s longest electric range
Range: 575 km (360 miles)
The Tesla Model S is the full-sized all-electric five-door, luxury liftback, produced by Tesla Motors. It is labelled as the "third fastest accelerating production car ever produced" and has a driving range that is higher than any other electric vehicle: 575 km (360 miles).
2. Tesla Model 3 - Mid-sized all-electric luxury EV
Range: 560 km (350 miles)
The Tesla Model 3 Long Range allows you to travel 560 km (350 miles) on one battery charge. It has the ability to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in 4.8 seconds and offers high-tech features.
3. Tesla Model X - All-electric spacious SUV
Range: 470 km (295 miles)
The Tesla Model X is a mid-size all-electric luxury crossover vehicle. It is unique in its kind with the gull-wing doors and a 470 km (295 miles) driving range.
4. Jaguar I-Pace - Fully-electric SUV with an elegant design
Range: 470 km (292 miles)
Jaguar I-Pace is a crossover SUV with an elegant and highly aerodynamic design. It accelerates from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.5 seconds and has a driving range of 470 km (292 miles).
5. Audi E-tron - First fully-electric Audi model
Range: 420 km (260 miles)
The Audi e-tron is the first fully-electric model from Audi. This SUV combines space and comfort in an innovative design and has a range of 420 km (260 miles).
6. Hyundai Kona - Affordable electric SUV
Range: 400 km (250 miles)
The Kona is Hyundai’s sporty SUV that accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in 7.6 seconds and has a driving range of 400 km (250 miles).
7. Kia Niro - Comfortable electric car for families
Range: 380 km (235 miles)
This highly-anticipated Niro, produced by Kia, has an electric motor that provides an estimated 201 horsepower and has a range of 380 km (235 miles).
8. Mercedes EQC - Large electric SUV perfect for road trip
Range: 355 km (220 miles)
The Mercedes-Benz EQC (N293) is a fully-electric compact luxury SUV with a seamless design. With the 355 km (220 miles) driving range, it is the first member of the fully electric Mercedes EQ family.
9. Nissan Leaf e+ - Perfect electric city car
Range: 240 km (150 miles)
The Nissan Leaf e+, coming out this summer, is the longer-range version of the Leaf. Its range boosts from 240 km (150 miles) in the base version to 355 km (220 miles) on one charge.
10. Opel Ampera-e - Small EV with big electric range
Range: 345 km (215 miles)
The Ampera-e is the compact fully electric vehicle produced by Opel. The Ampera-e offers innovative technology, combined with a 345 km (215 miles) range.
Although the average person drives only 50 km (40 miles) on average per day, people value a long driving range. The shortest-range electric vehicle is therefore not always the desired option. You want to have a relaxed drive without having to constantly focus on the meter or worry about where the nearest charging point is.
Just like petrol and diesel cars have factors that affect their driving range, the same goes for electric vehicles. All electric driving ranges are calculated in a laboratory environment. In our experience the actual range is lower and depends on various driving conditions such as weather, road conditions and temperature. In times of very hot or cold weather, the battery capacity is influenced by the extra energy used for the heater or air conditioning. Driving with your windows open, having under-inflated tires and carrying heavy loads also influence the driving range.
Even if a Tesla is out of your budget, there is no need to worry: there are plenty other EVs that have a significant driving range for a lower price.