What are the longest range electric vehicles available in 2022?

What are the longest range electric vehicles available in 2022?
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 Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) calculations.

Tesla Model S: 405 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 405 miles of range, but it comes with an £74,000 price tag.

Read our Tesla Model S review.

BMW iX: 380 miles

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 257 miles of range, but the 100kWh battery increases range up to 380 miles.

Prices stretch from £70,000 to £116,000, depending on the size of the battery.

Read our BMW iX3 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 £42,500.

Read our Ford Mustang Mach-E review.

Tesla Model 3: 374 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 374 miles of driving, but the cheaper Standard Range Plus can achieve 305 miles, shaving £7,000 off the price.

Read our Tesla Model 3 review.

Tesla Model X: 348 miles

In Long Range guise, the Tesla Model X offers up to 348 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. Costs start from £82,000.

Read our Tesla Model X review.

Volkswagen ID.3: 340 miles

The 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 340 miles.

At the opposite end of the spectrum, the ID.3 Life gets a 58kWh battery and offers 259 miles of range.

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 £40,000 price tag.

Even the cheaper 62kWh version could achieve 253 miles from a full charge, for £35,000.

Read our Skoda Enyaq iV review.

Porsche Taycan: 301 miles

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 £37,000, 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: 252 miles

With a maximum range of up to 252 miles, the Audi e-tron rounds up this top ten list. The large high-voltage battery and an intelligent recuperation system make your drive both efficient and also completely C0₂ free.

Two electric motors drive the Audi e-tron powerfully. They quickly accelerate the SUV from 0 to 62mph in an impressive 5.7 seconds.

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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