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Longest Range Electric Cars for 2021

Longest Range Electric Cars in 2021

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.

Take a look at our list of the latest long range wonders:

Year, Make, ModelTrimBody TypeRange (miles)
2021 Tesla Model SPerformance All-Wheel DriveSedan387
2021 Tesla Model XLong Range Plus RWDSedan371
2021 Tesla Model 3Long Range AWDSUV353
2021 Tesla Model YLong Range RWDSedan326
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-ERWD California Route 1SUV305
2021 Chevrolet Bolt EVAll TrimsWagon259
2021 Hyundai Kona ElectricAll TrimsHatchback258
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 1st Edition RWDSUV250
2021 Polestar 2Launch EditionHatchback233
2021 Porsche Taycan4S Performance Battery PlusSedan227
2021 Nissan LeafS PlusHatchback226
2021 Audi E-TronAll TrimsSedan222
2021 Volvo XC40 RechargeP8 R-DesignSUV208

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.