Bigger Battery, Longer Range
Battery and range are tightly linked, usually, the bigger the battery pack on an electric car, the longer the range. If you’re looking for electric vehicles that can take you the distance, now is a great time to consider one of many long-range auto options available today.
The following vehicles currently offer the greatest range on the market based on EPA ratings. They can take you between 222 and 405 miles depending on the car you choose. Keep in mind that the EPA ratings are estimated figures and your range may vary depending on how heavy your accelerator foot is, how many passengers or gear you are carrying, as well as road and weather conditions.
Today's Longest Range Electric Cars
The current long-range electric cars are listed from most to least miles between charges:
- Tesla Model S All-Wheel Drive Sedan - 405 miles
- Tesla Model X Long Range Plus RWD SUV - 348 miles
- Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD Sedan - 315 miles
- Tesla Model Y Long Range RWD SUV - 330 miles
- Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV - 314 miles
- Volkswagen ID.4 1st Edition RWD SUV - 275 miles
- Porsche Taycan 4S Performance Battery Plus Sedan - 272 miles
- Polestar 2 Hatchback - 270 miles
- Chevrolet Bolt EV Compact - 259 miles
- Hyundai Kona Electric Hatchback - 258 miles
- Nissan Leaf S Plus Hatchback - 226 miles
- Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 R-Design SUV - 223 miles
- Audi E-Tron Sedan - 222 miles
The Road Ahead
Estimated range for all-electric vehicles continues to increase along with the number of new EVs hitting the road each day. Both battery range and EV adoption have increased rapidly over the last decade. As of around 2010, electric vehicles could barely go above 80 miles on a charge. In contrast, the recently announced Tesla Roadster, for instance, will have a range of over 600 miles!
As you read this, The Tesla Model S offers the best long range for the road at 405 miles before you need a recharge. Ruling the range since 2012, the Model S is a spacious and luxurious sedan with zero to 60 mph times that are as fast as many world-class super cars.
Three other Tesla's join our list of top range warriors including the Model X at 348 miles, the Model 3 at 315 miles and the Model Y at 330 miles. The Ford Mustang Model-E rolls in at 314 miles, followed by the Volkswagen ID.4 at 275 miles.
The amazingly fast Porsche Taycan 4S blasts by in seventh place with a range of 272 miles, just edging out the luxurious Polestar 2 hatchback at 270 miles. The Chevy Bolt is next with a range of 259 miles followed closely by the budget conscious Hyundai Kona Electric with a range of 258 miles.
We finish up this long-range list with the popular Nissan Leaf at 226 miles, the Volvo XC40 Recharge at 223 miles, and the Audi E-Tron at 222 miles.
This is just the beginning of the range wars to come, with dozens of new all-electric vehicles coming your way in 2023 and beyond. Range anxiety will soon be a thing of the past.