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Top 10 Cars with the Best Electric Range
When looking at electric vehicles there are two main questions that we know drivers have – how far can it go and how long does it take to charge? Today we’re going to take a look at the ten electric vehicles with the longest range that are currently available for you to purchase or lease today.
The ranges mentioned in the post below are the WLTP ranges advertised by the manufacturer but there are a number of conditions that might reduce these ranges sightly. For more information on what impacts the range of your electric vehicle take a look at this article.
Before we explore the top 10, we just want to touch on charging. You can find an in-depth article on everything you need to know about charging here but we wanted to give you a few pointers here.
There are three speeds of charging; slow, fast and rapid which includes ultra-rapid chargers, that are available on the public charging network and you can also get a home charger unit installed in any of these speeds depending on the capacity available on the existing infrastructure and the price you want to spend on a unit. How long your vehicle will take to charge depends on the speed of the charger as well as your vehicle’s receiving capacity.
Tesla have their own Supercharger network that allows you to charge your vehicle using either a rapid or ultra-rapid charger for the quickest possible charging times.
Now that we've looked at some of the key points about charging an electric vehicle let's get into the 10 electric vehicles with the longest mileage ranges available for you to buy or lease today.
Mileage range = 390 – 412
The Tesla Model S Long Range version offers you the largest mileage range available with Tesla’s official to be confirmed estimates offering 390 to 412 miles on a single charge.
The Model S has set the standard for luxury electric saloons since it was first introduced in 2012, has the best range on the market, space for five adults to fit comfortably and is full of high-tech features, like a front a rear touchscreen infotainment centre, Bluetooth connectivity for multiple devices and wireless and USB-C charging points for all passengers.
There’s also performance version of the Model S but this has a smaller range as it needs more power when driving, but it offers you faster speeds and quicker acceleration.
Mileage range = 360
The Tesla Model 3 is the smallest of Tesla's current range but it still offers you a spacious high-tech interior, sleek saloon exterior and one of the longest mileage ranges available on the market.
According to Tesla, it has a WLTP tested range of 360 miles and uses dual motors to power the all-wheel-drive so it can adapt to changing road conditions as rapidly as possible and maintain stability on the road.
This model was designed to be the entry model Tesla but that doesn’t mean it’s any less impressive. Like other Teslas, everything is controlled and all key information is displayed on the touchscreen in the centre of the console. This 15-inch screen not only lets you manage everything from one location but gives the added bonus of a modern and uncluttered dashboard with minimal distractions.
There is also a performance version of the Model 3 but again the range on this is slightly lower than the Long Range model.
Check out our best Tesla Model 3 leasing deals here.
Mileage range = 360
The Model X is Tesla’s SUV which offers you seven-seats in one of the most modern and efficient electric vehicles available.
Tesla have advised it has an estimate range of 360 miles on the Long Range version and around 340 on the Plaid version.
The Model X uses the same chassis, battery and electric motors as their best-selling Model S but on a taller and more spacious bodyshell, which includes a large panoramic windscreen and the futuristic vertically opening falcon-wing rear doors.
On the interior there’s a large touchscreen in the centre of the console which controls everything in the car from your infotainment system to driving settings. There’s also a second screen for rear passengers to use the media and gaming systems, which sits on the back of the armrest between the front seats.
Mileage range = 336
The VW ID.3 is the first non-Tesla to make it onto our list and is a fully electric family hatchback.
VW advise the top of the range models have a range of up to 336 miles on a single charge.
It manages to combine an electric powertrain and all the modern technology like smartphone interfacing that we look for in a new vehicle with a stylish and unique exterior, comfortable interior and reasonable prices.
The interior is minimalist and modern with touch sensitive buttons on the steering wheel and a large 10-inch touchscreen in which controls a lot of the vehicle’s settings as well as the satnav and infotainment centre.
Take a look at our great leasing offers on the VW ID.3 here if you think this car could be a good choice for you.
Mileage range = 301
Porsche is a brand known for their powerful and high-performance sports cars, which might be why the company has been slow to introduce fully electric models to their line-up compared with other manufacturers, until the electric technology was up to the task of matching their combustion engines.
With the electric Taycan there’s no doubt that Porsche have managed to maintain the performance they are known for but in a new electrifying way. The sports saloon has great handling and agility with fast acceleration going from 0 to 62 mph in under six seconds and with a top speed of 143 mph.
If you want to find out more about the Porsche Taycan or see some of the best leasing deals on click here.
Mileage range = 300
The Hyundai Kona Electric SUV offers you a range of up to 300 miles depending on the model you choose and the driving conditions.
It has unique paddles behind the steering wheel to adjust the strength of the vehicle’s regenerative braking and makes a sound whilst driving to help alert others to your presence on the road as an electric vehicle does not have the same noisy engine as a petrol or diesel.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as wireless charging are included on the Kona alongside a range of driving assistance technologies like Autonomous Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection, Lane Following Assist and Blind Spot Detection with lane change assist.
Click here to see our best leasing offers on the Kona.
Mileage range = 292
The I-Pace is a fully electric SUV that challenges the Tesla Model X for the top spot in the luxury electric SUV market. It was Jaguar’s first fully electric model and with it the manufacturer has marked out their territory on the premium electric car market.
It has a 90 kWh battery that powers two electric motors and is compatible with rapid chargers in order for a reduced charging time.
Jaguar is a brand known for its premium high-quality finish and this is something the I-Pace showcases with its revamped touchscreen infotainment centre, sports or performance seats made from premium materials and seamless smartphone integration.
Take a look at all our Jaguar I-Pace leasing offers here or give us a call on 0330 221 0000 if you’d like to talk about any of these electric offers.
Mileage range = 292
Polestar is new car company that is designed specifically for the electric market. As an offshoot of Volvo, Polestar is able to draw on decades of experience and automotive knowledge as well as an understanding of the electric market and how they can revolutionise it.
The Polestar 2 offers drivers a 78 kWh battery that provides you with a range of 292 miles on a single charge. This range is the same as the Jaguar I-Pace but is a great option if you’re looking for a saloon rather than an SUV but like the range of the I-Pace.
Currently there’s just one model of the electric saloon but this can be personalised through a number of additional extras that you can add onto the vehicle.
Mileage range = 282
The Kia e-Niro has a range just 10 miles shy of the Polestar 2 and the Jaguar I-Pace at 282 miles.
You might recognise the name from the adverts that star an actor with a similar surname, but the e-Niro is more than just a good marketing tool for Kia’s brand awareness.
It’s got a much cheaper purchase price, and we’ve got great deals on lease rentals, than the I-Pace but still offers you a high tech dashboard, impressive 452-litre boot, and a host of driving assistance systems like Kia’s Lane Follow Assist.
Want to find out just how cheaply you could lease an e-Niro? Then just click here.
Mileage range = 280
If you’re looking for an electric vehicle that turns heads but still offers a great range then look no further because the Kia Soul does both.
With a top range of 280 miles from a single charge, the Kia Soul’s range is only a couple of miles shorter than the more traditionally styled e-Niro SUV.
As you can see from the picture above the Soul has a high square roofline, giving rear passengers more headroom as well as creating a unique silhouette. There’s also a number of eye-catching colours for you to choose from.
If you’d like to take a look at our current Kia Soul offers then take a look at this page.
These are only the ten vehicles with the longest mileage available and there are a number of EVs with a long range available from other manufacturers.
Other vehicles with a range of over 200 miles include the Audi e-Tron (249 miles), Mercedes EQC (255 miles), Nissan Leaf e+ (235 miles), Peugeot e-2008 (206 miles), Renault Zoe (245), and the Volvo XC40 (208).
If you’d like to see our current great electric leasing offers take a look here or give us a call on 0330 221 0000 and one of our Leasing Consultants would be happy to help.
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