So which is the longest-range electric car in the world? How many such cars are there? All automakers are trying their best to come up with the longest range electric cars, however only a few have succeeded so far.
Not only automotive manufacturers but also the masses have begun to understand the fact that electric mobility is the future of transport. So naturally, an electric range is something that remains among top priorities when looking at different aspects of an electric car. Most EV enthusiasts are always pretty much aware of the longest-range electric vehicles, however, not everyone knows about them. Hence, we have prepared a list of the top 10 electric cars with the longest range from all over the world.
Top 10 Longest Range Electric Cars
- 2021 Tesla Model S – 412 Miles
- Tesla Model X – 360 Miles
- 2021 Tesla Model 3 – 353 Miles
- Tesla Model Y – 316 Miles
- Nio ES6 – 265 Miles
- Chevy Bolt EV – 259 Miles
- Hyundai Kona Electric – 258 Miles
- Nio ES8 – 251 Miles
- Kia Niro EV – 239 Miles
- Jaguar I-Pace – 234 Miles
Note: All the prices mentioned below are ex-showroom prices.
1. Tesla Model S: Longest Range Electric Car (412 Miles)
|Tesla Model S|
|Electric Range||412 Miles (EPA)|
|Acceleration (0 to 60 mph)||1.99 seconds|
Tesla Model S is the flagship electric sedan from the leading EV manufacturer. The electric sedan sits at top of the list of the longest electric range cars with a 412-mile range.
Not only this, but the new Model S is a whole new beast. Recently, the automaker launched a refreshed variant of Model S which is built on a new performance-focussed chassis. It’s the same platform that was being teased as Plaid for quite a long time.
The electric sedan is currently available in two variants: Long-Range and a high performance oriented Plaid variant, both of which are AWD. However, the Plaid variant is equipped with three motors whereas the Long-Range variant has a dual-motor setup.
Additionally, a Plaid Plus variant with a range of up to 520+ miles and even better performance is scheduled to launch in mid-2022.
Furthermore, all Tesla electric cars support Over-The-Air (OTA) updates. This means that with time and each new update your Tesla EV will improve in terms of performance, features, and battery range.
2. Tesla Model X (371 miles)
|Tesla Model X|
|Electric Range||360 Miles (EPA)|
|Acceleration (0 to 60 mph)||2.5 seconds|
This falcon-wing electric SUV is the perfect choice for long trips. With a seating capacity of 7 passengers, you can take your whole squad from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, and still, the car will have enough range to go to a nearby supercharging station. In addition, with a 5-star NHTSA rating, it’s one of the safest electric SUVs in the world.
Both the Tesla Model S and Model X have the same battery size of 100 kWh. However, the Model X being an SUV is shorter on the range than Model S. Similar to the Model S, Tesla also received a Plaid powertrain recently that has improved the overall performance of the electric SUV.
It’s also available in two trims: long-range and a Plaid variant.
Furthermore, Tesla Model X is the longest-range electric car when it comes to SUVs and none of the current SUVs is even near. However, it’ll be interesting to see what Tesla comes up with when upcoming SUVs like Rivian R1S and GMC Hummer EV hit the market.
Also Read: Best Upcoming Electric SUVs
3. 2021 Tesla Model 3 (353 miles)
|Tesla Model 3|
|Electric Range||353 Miles (EPA)|
|Battery||Up to 82 kWh|
|Acceleration (0 to 60 mph)||3.1 seconds|
Tesla Model 3 is the best-selling electric car in the world. It’s one of the very few cars that broke the stereotype and changed the thinking of people towards electric vehicles. Tesla Model 3 is a budget electric car from the company. It’s affordable, popular, feature-packed, stylish. and one of the longest-range electric vehicles in the world.
To make it even better, the 2021 Tesla Model 3 is equipped with a heat pump that is one of the latest improvements. Other than Model 3, only Model Y is blessed with this technology.
Unlike the Model S and X, Tesla Model 3 has a warranty of 8 years or 120,000 miles on its battery and drive unit.
This is possible due to the improved battery technology used in the Tesla Model 3. The Model 3 is offered in Standard Range Plus, Long-range, and Performance variants.
4. Tesla Model Y (326 miles)
|Tesla Model Y|
|Electric Range||326 Miles (EPA)|
|Acceleration (0 to 60 mph)||3.5 seconds|
The Model Y is the fourth consecutive vehicle from Tesla with the longest electric range.
One of the unique features of the Model Y that its siblings don’t have is the new heat pump. The heat pump improves the overall efficiency of the vehicle in colder regions.
The Tesla Model Y is currently only available in an AWD version as a Long Range variant and as a Performance variant.
5. Nio ES6 (379 miles) – NEDC
|Electric Range||379 Miles (NEDC)/265 Miles (EPA)|
|Acceleration (0 to 60 mph)||4.7 seconds|
|Starting Price||RMB 358,000/ $54,743|
Nio ES6 is a premium electric SUV from a China-based EV maker. With 379 miles of battery range, it’s already well above all Tesla cars except the Model S.
However, 379 is NEDC certified range; if we convert it to EPA, then it would be around 265 miles, which is close to its real-world range. Here’s a video that explains the difference between NEDC, EPA, and WLTP ranges.
Moreover, ES6 is available in three battery options: a 70 kWh, 84 kWh, and a 100 kWh battery pack. The electric cars from Nio are available only for the Chinese market now.
Nio is among China’s best-selling electric vehicle manufacturers. They also have a worldwide expansion on their cards.
6. Chevy Bolt EV (259 miles)
|Chevy Bolt EV|
|Electric Range||259 Miles (EPA)|
|Acceleration (0 to 60 mph)||6.5 seconds|
The Chevy Bolt is one of the most underrated electric cars on the market. This electric hatchback has a decent battery range which allows it to easily earn a place on our list of longest range electric vehicles.
Furthermore, it has all the necessary features like fast charging support, paramount safety, advanced connectivity, among others that are required in a modern electric car.
It can feel slightly overpriced in front of a feature-loaded Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus, but it certainly allures people who want a simple electric car without any high performance.
7. Hyundai Kona (258 miles)
|Electric Range||258 Miles (EPA)|
|Acceleration (0 to 60 mph)||6.4 seconds|
Hyundai Kona is available in three variants. All the models offer Front-Wheel-Drive capability. All of them are also powered by the same battery pack and offer an identical battery range. They all have the same power specs as well.
Hyundai Kona electric can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.4 seconds. With the given price tag and federal tax credits of up to $7500, Hyundai Kona is the longest-range electric car under this price range.
In one of the battery range tests we reported, the official battery range of Hyundai Kona was around 300 miles, which is pretty impressive.
8. Nio ES8 (360 Miles) – NEDC
|Electric Range||360 Miles (NEDC)/251 Miles(EPA)|
|Acceleration (0 to 60 mph)||4.9 seconds|
|Price||RMB 468,000/ $ 71,564|
Once again it’s an electric SUV from the Chinese automaker. ES8 is no less than its sibling ES6. In addition to an impressive long-range, the SUV is very spacious with a seating capacity of up to seven-person.
Nio ES8 has an electric range of 360 miles as per NEDC. If converted to EPA, it would be around 251 miles.
Apart from this, Nio ES8 is also equipped with the Nio Autopilot system that has over 20 advanced driving assistance features. Additionally, similar to Tesla, it also supports Over-The-Air updates to make its system better over time.
9. Kia Niro EV (239 Miles)
|Kia Niro EV|
|Electric Range||239 Miles (EPA)|
|Acceleration (0 to 60 mph)||7.5 seconds|
This electric subcompact crossover from the South Korean automaker is as impressive as any other electric car on this list, irrespective of the electric range.
What Kia Niro EV offers is enough for anyone who intends to drive in cities only. However, with a strong network charging facility, one can also consider taking longer trips.
Just like the Hyundai Kona, it is a Front-Wheel-Drive vehicle and is the best choice for you if you want a no-nonsense electric car.
10. Jaguar I-Pace (234 Miles)
|Electric Range||234 Miles (EPA)|
|Acceleration (0 to 60 mph)||4.5 seconds|
Jaguar I-Pace is one of the most stylish and a luxury electric SUV from Jaguar-Land-Rover group. When it first hit the market in 2018, Forbes called it “the world’s first legitimate Tesla-fighter.”
Apart from the 234 mile EPA range, it’s one of the best electric cars in terms of ride quality, handling, interior, design, build quality, and luxurious amenities.
Due to its premium tag, I-Pace comes equipped with features like Park Assist, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto as standard.
In addition, the automaker provides 5 years/ 60,000 miles of complimentary scheduled maintenance and new vehicle warranty.
Our Favorite Longest Range Electric Cars
On this list, both Tesla Model 3 and Hyundai Kona are among the best and our favorite electric cars. Well, we believe there’s no need to tell you more about Model 3 as most people already know about it. However, if we talk about Hyundai Kona EV, it’s one of the most underrated EVs with an exceptionally long range. Even the car’s ECO mode performs like the Sports mode.
And with its 300 miles of range in regular city and highway driving conditions, Hyundai Kona is an impressive car.
However, if we have to choose one then without any doubt Tesla Model 3 is one of the most value-for-money cars here.
Apart from this, if you have a better budget then go for Tesla Model S as it’s not only the longest-range electric car but an exceptionally high-performance electric car.
Which one is your favorite? Do share your thoughts in the comment section below.