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 long-range electric vehicles, however only a few have succeeded so far.
Not only the 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 both of their top priorities.
So here are the top 9 electric cars with the longest range.
Top 9 longest range electric cars of 2020.
- 2020 Tesla Model S- 402 Miles
- 2020 Tesla Model X- 351 Miles
- Tesla Model 3- 322 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
Note: All the prices mentioned below are ex-showroom prices.
1. 2020 Tesla Model S Longest Range Electric Car (402 Miles)
|Tesla Model S Long Range Plus|
|Electric Range||402 Miles (EPA)|
|Acceleration (0 to 60 mph)||3.7 seconds|
Tesla Model S is the flagship electric sedan from the leading EV manufacturer Tesla. The electric sedan sits at the top of the list of the longest electric range cars with a 402 miles range.
Additionally, Tesla provides 150,000 miles or 8 years warranty for the battery and drive unit of the Model S. The electric sedan is available in a Long-Range variant and a Performance, both are AWD.
All Tesla electric cars support Over-The-Air (OTA) updates. It means that over time your Tesla EV will improve in terms of performance, features, and battery range.
Apart from this, the electric car is loaded with next-generation features like autonomous driving, sentry mode, and much more. Additionally, Tesla recently cut $5000 in the Tesla Model S price and other models due to the coronavirus.
2. 2020 Tesla Model X Long Range (351 miles)
|Tesla Model X Long Range Plus|
|Electric Range||351 Miles (EPA)|
|Acceleration (0 to 60 mph)||4.4 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.
Both the Tesla Model S and Model X have the same battery size of 100 kWh. However, the Model X being an SUV has a higher range than its sibling. Similar to the Model S, Tesla also provides a warranty of 150,000 miles on Model X’s battery and drive unit.
With a 5-star NHTSA rating, it’s one of the safest electric SUVs in the world.
Tesla Model X is the longest-range electric car when it comes to SUVs. However, it’ll be interesting to see what Tesla comes up with when the upcoming SUV Rivian R1S hits the market with an electric range of 400 miles.
Also Read: Best Upcoming electric SUVs in 2020/2021.
3. 2020 Tesla Model 3 Long Range (322 miles)
|Tesla Model 3 Long Range Plus|
|Electric Range||322 Miles (EPA)|
|Acceleration (0 to 60 mph)||4.4 seconds|
The Tesla Model 3 is a budget electric car from the company. Additionally, it’s one of the most affordable, popular, and longest-range electric vehicles in the world.
Tesla Model 3 is the best-selling electric car in the history of the company. Unlike the Model S and X, 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 also available in an RWD as well as an AWD version.
4. 2020 Tesla Model Y Long Range (316 miles)
|Tesla Model Y Long Range|
|Electric Range||316 Miles (EPA)|
|Acceleration (0 to 60 mph)||4.8 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. 2020 Nio ES6 (379 miles)- NEDC
|Nio ES6 Performance Version|
|Electric Range||379 Miles (NEDC)/265 Miles (EPA)|
|Acceleration (0 to 60 mph)||4.7 seconds|
|Price||RMB 398,000/ $55,778|
ES6 is the electric SUV from the Chinese EV maker Nio. 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. 2020 Chevy Bolt EV (259 miles)
|Chevy Bolt EV|
|Electric Range||259 Miles (EPA)|
|Acceleration (0 to 60 mph)||6.5 seconds|
The 2020 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. 2020 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 a 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. 2020 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/ $ 65,571|
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. 2020 Kia Niro EV (239 Miles)
|2020 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.
Our Favorite Longest Range Electric Car
On this list, the Hyundai Kona would be our favorite electric car. It is one of the most underrated EVs with an exceptionally long range. Even the car’s ECO mode performs like the Sports mode in other cars.
And with its 300 miles of range in regular city and highway driving conditions, Hyundai Kona is the best, no-nonsense electric car.
Which one is your favorite? Do share your thoughts in the comment section below.