What are the electric cars with the longest ranges on sale today?
If you’re looking for a new electric car, the choice has never been greater as more and more manufacturers produce new battery-powered models.
Though the EV charging infrastructure for them has improved significantly over the years, a car’s electric range remains one of the key things buyers are most keen to know is how far they can go on a charge.
As battery technology has improved over the years too, so has the electric ranges, with some cars likely to crack 500 miles from a single battery charge in the next few years. But ahead of that, what are the electric cars with the longest ranges on sale today? Let’s take a look…
1. Mercedes EQS – 453 miles
When it comes to going the distance with an EV, often the biggest battery really is best. That’s very much the case with the Mercedes EQS (which you can think of as an electric S-Class). It uses a huge 107kWh battery, allowing for a claimed 453 miles from a single charge – the most of any EV on the market today.
2. Mercedes EQE – 394 miles
The EQE is the smaller sibling to the EQS, yet still offers a decent level of space and a very upmarket cabin packed with technology. Though the EQE makes do with a slightly smaller battery, it’s still a sizable 90kWh unit that unlocks a claimed 394 miles from a single charge.
3. BMW iX – 380 miles
BMW is very quickly ramping up its line-up of electric models, and the iX is its new model to spearhead the range. This bold-looking SUV introduces a new technology-laden interior to the German firm, while it’s fantastic to drive too. Choose a top ‘xDrive 50’ model and its 105kWh battery gives you a range of up to 380 miles.
4. Ford Mustang Mach-E – 379 miles
Ford went bold with its first bespoke EV, rolling out the Mustang nameplate and styling for this electric SUV. Known as the Mach-E, it’s Ford’s most advanced model yet, headed up by an almost Tesla-like interior that majors on minimalism. Opt for an Extended Range rear-wheel-drive model and you could see up to 379 miles on a charge from its 91kWh battery.
5. Tesla Model 3 – 374 miles
Tesla remains a force to be reckoned with in the EV segment. Bringing strong performance, impressive technology and a modern look and feel, choose the ‘Long Range’ model, with its 82kWh battery, and Tesla says it can do 374 miles from a charge.
6. BMW i4 – 365 miles
A firm rival to the Tesla Model 3 is BMW’s new i4, and its claimed 365-mile range (in eDrive 40 form) puts it in firm contention. Essentially an electric version of the 4 Series Gran Coupe, you get a very similar, high-quality interior to the iX, while it’s among one of the most enjoyable electric cars around to drive.
7. CUPRA Born – 343 miles
CUPRA is a brand that’s continuing to grow, and the addition of the new Born will undoubtedly help boost its popularity. It’s the brand’s first EV, and brings striking looks, an advanced interior and fun driving experience too. For the longest range, choose the top 77kWh battery option, providing an electric range of up to 343 miles.
8. Q8 Sportback e-tron – 342 miles
The fully-electric Audi Q8 Sportback e-tron is one of the latest additions to the Audi e-tron range.
With a powerful output of 300 kW (408 PS), the new model has an official test range of up to 342 miles.
9. Volkswagen ID.3 – 339miles
The Volkswagen ID.3 is essentially the twin to the CUPRA Born, and was the brand’s first model to kickstart its ‘ID’ range of EVs. Like its sibling, it’s good to drive, looks the part and has plenty of interior space thanks to the use of a bespoke electric car platform. Choose a top-spec ‘Tour’ model for the longest range, with VW claiming 338 miles here from its 77kWh battery.