The longest range electric vehicles available in 2023

The longest range electric vehicles available in 2023
Although in the past range anxiety may have been a legitimate concern, it’s becoming less of a problem as UK charging infrastructure catches up with demand and battery technology improves.

Achieving more than 300 miles between charges is now easier than ever, so let's take a look at some of the longest range electric cars that money can buy. 

All of the figures are based on the current WLTP calculations.

Tesla Model S: 412 miles


In Long Range guise, the Tesla Model S boasts the longest range of any electric car available in the UK.

Its 100kWh battery delivers up to 412 miles of range, but it comes with an £84,000 price tag.

Tesla is promising 520+ miles from the forthcoming Model S Plaid.

Read our Tesla Model S review.

Ford Mustang Mach-E: 379 miles


With an extended range (88kWh) battery, the Ford Mustang Mach-E could achieve up to 379 miles from a single charge.

The range drops if you opt for a standard battery or all-wheel-drive, but the Mustang Mach-E is an impressive EV debut from Ford, especially when you consider that prices start from around £40,000.

Read our Ford Mustang Mach-E review.

BMW iX: 373 miles

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The iX is one of the newest electric vehicles to hit the market, with BMW able to draw on its experience with the popular i3 EV.

Equipped with a 70kWh battery, the iX offers a claimed 249 miles of range, but the 100kWh battery increases range to 373 miles.

Prices stretch from £70,000 to £92,000, depending on the size of the battery.

Read our BMW iX3 review.

Tesla Model 3: 360 miles


Tesla’s most affordable car is still fourth on the list of electric vehicles with the longest range.

The £50,000 Model 3 Long Range offers a claimed 360 miles of driving, but the cheaper Standard Range Plus can achieve 278 miles, shaving £6,500 off the price.

Read our Tesla Model 3 review.

Tesla Model X: 360 miles


In Long Range guise, the Tesla Model X offers up to 360 miles of electric range from its 100kWh battery.

That might seem disappointing in the context of the Model S, but it’s worth remembering that this is a four-wheel-drive SUV with heavy gullwing doors and seating for seven. It costs a cool £90,000.

Read our Tesla Model X review.

Volkswagen ID.3: 336 miles


The new Volkswagen ID.3 gives you a choice of trim levels and battery sizes, enabling you to make a decision based on how far you want to travel and how much you want to spend.

The flagship ID.3 Tour is equipped with a 77kWh battery, giving it a range of 336 miles.

At the opposite end of the spectrum, the ID.3 Life gets a 58kWh battery and offers 263 miles of range. The difference in price is around £10,000.

Read our Volkswagen ID.3 review.

Skoda Enyaq iV: 333 miles


Along with the Volkswagen ID.3, the Skoda Enyaq iV is an indication that 300+ miles of range is becoming more affordable.

When equipped with the larger 82kWh battery, Skoda’s first all-electric car can achieve 333 miles of WLTP range for a sub-£40,000 price tag.

Even the cheaper 62kWh version could achieve 256 miles from a full charge.

Read our Skoda Enyaq iV review.

Porsche Taycan: 301 miles

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The Porsche Taycan is one of the most technologically advanced electric cars on sale in the UK.

A number of variants are available, but up to 301 miles of electric range is available if you equip the rear-wheel-drive Taycan with the larger Performance Plus battery.

Read our Porsche Taycan review.

Hyundai Kona Electric: 300 miles


Back in the real world, the Hyundai Kona Electric offers an impressive 300 miles of range from a 64kWh battery.

It costs around £40,000, although a cheaper 39kWh battery is available if your journeys are likely to be shorter.

All versions come with a five-year warranty as standard.

Read our Hyundai Kona Electric review.

Audi E-tron GT: 298 miles


This top 10 list should have been propped up by the Jaguar I-Pace and Polestar 2.

They’ve been knocked down the pecking order by the arrival of the Audi E-tron GT, which offers an additional six miles of electric range in four-wheel-drive Quattro guise.

Read our Audi e-tron GT quattro review.


The RAC is leading the way when it comes to supporting drivers in the switch to electric vehicles.

An ever-increasing number of our patrol vans have built-in emergency mobile charging systems capable of giving an out-of-charge electric car enough power to be driven a short distance home or to a working chargepoint, while our All-Wheels-Up recovery system allows our patrols to safely rescue electric cars with no need for a flatbed.

Find out more about the RAC’s electric car breakdown cover.

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