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Longest Range Electric Cars for 2021

2021's Longest Range Electric Cars

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 as of 2021 based on EPA ratings. They can take you between 208 and 387 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.

2021's Long-Range Wonders:

  • 2021 Tesla Model S Performance All-Wheel Drive Sedan - 387 miles
  • 2021 Tesla Model X Long Range Plus RWD Sedan - 371 miles
  • 2021 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD SUV - 353 miles
  • 2021 Tesla Model Y Long Range RWD Sedan - 326 miles
  • 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E RWD California Route 1 SUV - 305 miles
  • 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV (All Trims) Wagon - 259 miles
  • 2021 Hyundai Kona Electric (All Trims) Hatchback - 258 miles
  • 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 1st Edition RWD SUV - 250 miles
  • 2021 Polestar 2 Launch Edition Hatchback - 233 miles
  • 2021 Porsche Taycan 4S Performance Battery Plus Sedan - 227 miles
  • 2021 Nissan Leaf S Plus Hatchback - 226 miles
  • 2021 Audi E-Tron (All Trims) Sedan - 222 miles
  • 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 R-Design SUV - 208 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 387 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 371 miles, the Model 3 at 353 miles and the Model Y at 326 miles. The new Ford Mustang Model-E in its California Route 1 trim, rolls in at 305 miles, followed by the faithful Chevy Bolt at 259 miles.

The budget conscious Hyundai Kona Electric is next with a range of 258 miles, followed by three newcomers, the Volkswagen ID.4 1st Edition at 250 miles, the Polestar 2 at 233 miles and the amazing Porsche Taycan 4S at 227 miles. We finish this year's long range list with the popular Nissan Leaf at 226 miles, the new Audi E-Tron at 222 miles, and the Volvo XC40 Recharge at 208 miles.

And this is just the beginning of the range wars to come, with dozens of new all-electric vehicles coming your way in 2022 and beyond. Range anxiety will soon go the way of the dinosaur.