Which EVs Have the Longest Driving Range?

Which EVs Have the Longest Driving Range?

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The world is changing, and while gasoline-powered vehicles will continue to roam the streets for decades to come, federal emissions targets and eco-friendly consumers are pushing auto manufacturers to innovate. The result is a rapidly growing number of new electric vehicles. And with new technology comes new designs, new features, and new challenges. So while EVs might be saddled by slow charge times, lower range, and higher curb weights than their gas counterparts, they also deliver instant torque and, in some cases, mind-boggling power. Though our love of the visceral, noise-producing cars of today is not likely to fade, the variety of new EVs brought to market makes it easy to get excited about tomorrow.

This list includes every EV model sold in America, ranked by its EPA combined driving range—from the shortest to the longest. To keep things simple, we’ve only listed the longest-range version in each EV’s model lineup. We also included each vehicle’s base price and EPA MPGe rating, the EV equivalent of miles per gallon. Although we haven’t tested each of the longest-range models under our own EV highway range testing procedure, we’ve provided the data where possible. But it is driving range that tells you how practical an EV will be in daily use. Somewhere in this list might be the EV with the right range for you.

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2022 Mazda MX-30: 100 Miles

The adorable Mazda MX-30 is about the same size as its gas-powered subcompact crossover CX-30 stablemate, but it uses a 143-hp front-wheel-drive electric powertrain and unlike the CX-30, is not offered with all-wheel drive. Despite its lack of total range, the MX-30 is one of the more stylish choices. It uses rear-hinged back doors and a floating center console to maximize space in the cockpit. It has a 30.0-kWh battery pack, which contributes to its lower EPA-estimated 100 miles of range, but Mazda did promise a plug-in-hybrid version will arrive later in 2022 with better range.

  • Base price: $34,645
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 92/98/85 MPGe
  • Power: 143 horsepower
  • C/D Highway Range Test results: 70 miles
  • MORE MX-30 SPECS

2023 Mini Cooper Electric: 114 Miles

With a starting price of $30,750, the Mini Cooper Electric is one of the most affordable ways to get into a new electric vehicle. While its EPA-estimated 114-mile range limits usability, we found the hatchback to be as fun and engaging as its gas-powered twin. With the 2022 model year came new standard equipment such as an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment display and a heated steering wheel, along with minor exterior upgrades. According to Mini, fast-charging allows the Mini Cooper Electric to charge to 80 percent in just 35 minutes, while home-charging will restore full power from empty in a respectable four hours.

2022 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo: 215 Miles

The wagonized version of the Porsche Taycan comes standard with all-wheel drive and an adjustable air suspension. Power is supplied by two electric motors with total outputs ranging between 469 and 750 horsepower. Both the Taycan Cross Turismo 4 and 4S share an EPA-estimated 215 miles of range, the top for this model. Range for the 750-hp Turbo S version drops to 202 miles. Although the wagon has a slightly shorter range than its sedan counterpart, it still uses Porsche’s 800-volt architecture to turbocharge the DC fast-charging experience.

2023 Audi e-tron/e-tron S Sportback: 222 Miles

Available as either an SUV or Sportback, the Audi e-tron delivers typical Audi refinement in a gas-free package. Power comes from two electric motors, which, when working in conjunction, spit out 355 horsepower and 414 pound-feet of torque. During testing, the e-tron shot to 60 mph in the low five-second range. Speaking of range, our tester was only able to eke out 190 highway miles, 32 fewer than advertised.

  • Base price: $67,995
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 75/73/78 MPGe
  • Power: 355 horsepower
  • C/D Highway Range Test results: 190 miles
  • MORE E-TRON SPECS

2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge Twin: 223 Miles

The Volvo XC40 Recharge Twin gets extra range for 2022. Starting at $56,395, standard equipment includes 402 horsepower, all-wheel drive, adaptive cruise control, and automated emergency braking. The 2021 XC40 we tested hit 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds, a full two seconds quicker than its most powerful gasoline-powered version.

  • Base price: $56,395
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 85/92/79 MPGe
  • Power: 402 horsepower
  • C/D Highway Range Test results: 150 miles (2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge)
  • MORE XC40 RECHARGE SPECS

2022 Volvo C40 Recharge: 226 Miles

2022 Nissan Leaf S Plus: 226 Miles

While the Nissan Leaf lacks the flash or impressive range of some other EVs, as one of the first mass-produced EVs sold in America it was once a trailblazer. After 11 years, the Leaf, with its $28,375 base price, continues to offer eco-friendly transportation to those with modest commutes and modest budgets. Of the five available trim levels, we’d choose the S Plus. Not only does it offer the most range (226 miles), but it also comes with a more powerful 214-hp motor.

  • Base price: $33,375
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 108/118/97 MPGe
  • Power: 214 horsepower
  • C/D Highway Range Test results: 180 miles
  • MORE LEAF SPECS

2022 Porsche Taycan 4S Battery Plus: 227 Miles

The Porsche Taycan is one of the few EVs on the market with moves like a sports car. In our testing, a Turbo S hit 60 mph in just 2.4 seconds and pulled 0.99 g on the skidpad. Those are numbers that border on hypercar territory. All of this speed comes at a cost, though. The aforementioned Turbo S starts at $186,350. The more frugal among us, however, can still enjoy the perks of Porsche’s excellent EV. Entry pricing for a base rear-wheel-drive model is a somewhat more accessible $84,050. The rear-drive Taycan with the Battery Plus package starts at $89,830 and gets an EPA-estimated 225-mile range. The most range available for the Taycan is had with the 4S and optional Battery Plus package at 227 miles. Range is only part of the story: Every Taycan uses an 800-volt architecture that allows a peak charging rate of 270 kilowatts, making charging times reasonable when utilizing DC fast-chargers.

  • Base price: $110,720
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 77/75/81 MPGe
  • Power: 552 horsepower
  • C/D Highway Range Test results: 220 miles (Taycan 4S)
  • MORE TAYCAN SPECS

2022 Jaguar I-Pace: 234 Miles

The I-Pace is Jaguar’s first shot at a slice of the EV market. We found the sporty crossover’s driving dynamics to be sharp and exciting despite its nearly 5000-pound curb weight. Responsible for moving that weight around is a motor at each axle collectively putting out 394 horsepower and 512 pound-feet of torque. The I-Pace’s interior houses aggressive seats, a sleek dashboard, and lots of technology. The standard infotainment system boasts a 10.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

  • Base price: $71,050
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 76/80/72 MPGe
  • Power: 394 horsepower
  • C/D Highway Range Test results: 170 miles
  • MORE I-PACE SPECS

2022 Audi e-tron GT: 238 Miles

The Audi e-tron can be had in two different power levels that don’t really effect range much. The 522-hp e-tron GT gets the most range at an EPA-estimated 238 miles, and not far off from that is the 637-hp RS e-tron GT with up to 232 miles. The RS e-tron GT we recently tested actually beat its EPA-estimated range during our 75-mph highway route with 240 miles on a single charge. It also hit 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds. That’s one of the quickest cars we’ve ever tested. These e-tron GTs use 800-volt architecture, like what’s found on the Porsche Taycan, to minimize charging when plugged into DC fast-chargers.

  • Base price: $103,445
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 82/81/83 MPGe
  • Power: 522 horsepower
  • C/D Highway Range Test results: 240 miles (RS e-tron GT)
  • MORE E-TRON GT SPECS

2022 Kia Niro EV EX FWD: 239 Miles

Crossovers like the Kia Niro EV give us a glimpse into an EV-dominated future. Void of pomp and circumstance, the Niro EV is simply a people mover powered by electricity. At its $41,165 base price, the Niro has a 64.0-kWh battery that will provide a maximum EPA-estimated range of 239 miles, although our real-world testing returned just 180 miles. Unlike some of its competitors, the Niro EV sports a fairly conventional-looking interior, although we found its second row a bit tighter than we’d prefer.

  • Base price: $41,165
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 112/123/102 MPGe
  • Power: 201 horsepower
  • C/D Highway Range Test results: 180 miles
  • MORE NIRO EV SPECS

2022 Audi Q4 e-tron/Q4 e-tron Sportback: 241 Miles

It’s easy to get lost in the numerical soup that is electric vehicle specs, model names, battery capacities, and charging power. The Audi Q4 e-tron 40 and 50 models don’t help matters. The rear-drive base e-tron 40 model uses a single 201-hp motor, but the EPA hasn’t rated that model yet. The 295-hp dual-motor all-wheel-drive model, dubbed the e-tron 50, gets an EPA-estimated 241 miles on a single charge. Both versions use the same 77.0-kWh battery pack that can charge at speeds up to 125 kW with DC fast-charging. Feeling dizzy yet? The Q4 e-tron is another step in Audi’s goal of achieving a 30 percent electrified global lineup by 2025.

  • Base price: $45,095
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway:95/100/89 MPGe
  • Power: 295 horsepower
  • MORE Q4 E-TRON INFO

2023 Chevrolet Bolt EUV: 247 Miles

The Chevy Bolt EUV shares the same underpinnings and 200-hp electric powertrain as the smaller Bolt EV hatchback (mentioned further down this list). The EUV is 6.3 inches longer with a more spacious interior, but according to the EPA, gets 12 miles less range than the smaller Bolt. However, during our 75-mph highway test, we managed just 190 miles, 57 miles short of its EPA estimate.

  • Base price: $28,195
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 115/125/104 MPGe
  • Power: 201 horsepower
  • C/D Highway Range Test results: 190 miles

MORE BOLT EUV SPECS

2023 Genesis GV60 Advance: 248 Miles

The GV60 is the Genesis luxury brand’s version of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6. The GV60 competes with the Volvo XC40 Recharge and Audi Q4 e-tron and comes in two flavors. A 314-hp Advanced with an EPA-estimated 248 miles, and the 429-hp Performance version with an estimated 235 miles.

  • Base price: $59,985
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 95/103/86 MPGe
  • Power: 314 horsepower

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2022 Hyundai Kona Electric SEL FWD: 258 Miles

The Hyundai Kona Electric easily fits the classic Hyundai mold. It’s well priced, well designed, and has an advertised 258 miles of range. Of the three trim levels available, the midrange Limited model, which starts at $43,725, offers the best value. We were impressed by the Kona Electric’s interior space, which is identical to that of the gas version, despite the addition of a sometimes space-robbing battery.

2023 Chevrolet Bolt EV 1LT: 259 Miles

Chevrolet’s small electric hatchback gets a full revamp for the 2022 model year along with a nice $5500 price cut. The Chevy Bolt is available in two trim levels: The base model, called 1LT, now comes in at $31,995, while the 2LT starts at $35,195. The new Bolt EV’s single electric motor puts out 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. A 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment display is standard along with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and automatic high-beams.

  • Base price: $26,595
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 120/131/109 MPGe
  • Power: 200 horsepower
  • MORE BOLT EV SPECS

2023 Polestar 2: 270 Miles

The Polestar 2’s single-motor version has the most range with EPA-estimated 270 miles and starts at $47,200. In this configuration, the Polestar 2 has a total output of 231 horsepower. That’s greatly overshadowed by the dual-motor version that has 408 horsepower and gets EPA-estimated 260 miles of range. The price difference between the two is only $4000. That makes the dual-motor totally worth it to a potential buyer favoring urgency over maximum efficiency. We found the Polestar 2’s large, 11.2-inch infotainment display especially appealing due to its use of Android Automotive OS, a new operating system that has native Google Maps support as well as a host of useful, EV-specific tools.

  • Base price: $49,800
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 107/113/100 MPGe
  • Power: 231 horsepower
  • C/D Highway Range Test results: 200 miles (2021 Dual-Motor)
  • MORE POLESTAR 2 SPECS

2022 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro: 280 Miles

The Volkswagen ID.4 is the beginning of VW’s push into electrification. Rear-drive is standard with 201 horsepower, and available all-wheel-drive models have 302 horsepower. Pricing for the ID.4 starts at $41,190, but our favorite of the three available trims is the middle child, named 1st Edition. We managed 190 miles in our real-world 75-mph range test, though it’s worth noting that it was tested during near-freezing temperatures.

  • Base price: $42,524
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 112/121/102 MPGe
  • Power: 201 horsepower
  • C/D Highway Range Test results: 210 miles
  • MORE ID.4 SPECS

2022 BMW i4 eDrive40: 301 miles

Based on the BMW 3-series, the i4 is a four-door with a single rear-mounted 335-hp electric motor. When optioned with the 18-inch wheels, the i4 eDrive40 gets an EPA-estimated 301 miles of range. Spring for the 19-inch wheels, and range drops to 282 miles. There’s also a 536 horsepower i4 M50 that adds an additional motor up front. As usual, the most athletic version gets less mileage, with the M50 rated at 245 miles.

  • Base price: $56,395
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 109/109/108 MPGe
  • Power: 335 horsepower
  • MORE i4 SPECS

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 RWD: 303 Miles

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is the most affordable way to get into the 300-mile club. Most trim levels get an EPA-estimated 303 miles of range in rear-wheel-drive guise, while the range for all-wheel-drive Ioniq 5s drops to 256 miles. The standard range rear-drive model only has 168 horsepower with 220 miles of range but is considerably cheaper starting at $41,245.

  • Base price: $41,245
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 114/132/98 MPGe
  • Power: 225 horsepower
  • MORE IONIQ 5 SPECS

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E California Route 1 RWD: 305 Miles

Applying the Mustang nameplate to an all-electric crossover was a controversial move, but unlike some past Mustangs, the Mach-E all-at least makes plenty of power. The Mach-E GT Performance Edition puts down 480 horsepower and gets to 60 mph in a claimed 3.9 seconds. The EPA gave that model a 260-mile range estimate. The base Select trim starts at $43,995 but makes only 266 horsepower and charges slower than other versions. Those looking for the maximum range will want the rear-wheel-drive California Route 1. In that guise, the Mach-E’s EPA estimate of 305 miles is a 75-mile improvement over the base model.

  • Base price: $51,875
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 101/108/94 MPGe
  • Power: 290 horsepower
  • C/D Highway Range Test results: 250 miles
  • MORE MACH-E SPECS

2022 Kia EV6 Wind RWD: 310 Miles

Kia’s push to build 11 new electric vehicles by 2026 is a tight deadline to make. The EV6 is part one of 11. Two different batteries are available for the EV6, and there are a few trims, some with big range and others with big power. The rear-wheel-drive EV6 Wind gets the best EPA-estimated range of 310 range, while an all-wheel-drive 576-hp EV6 GT is coming but hasn’t been rated yet by the EPA.

  • Base price: $48,215
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 117/134/101 MPGe
  • Power: 225 horsepower
  • MORE EV6 INFO

2022 Rivian R1T: 314 Miles

The Rivian R1T was the first EV pickup to reach customers. All-wheel drive is standard on R1T models as well as three 110-volt outlets and an air compressor mounted inside the truck bed. The EPA-estimated range for the Launch Edition trim with the 135.0-kWh battery is 314 miles. That puts it near the top of the list for range, which is good news for folks looking to escape the concrete jungle. During our own highway testing at 75-mph, the R1T reached just 220 miles, however. Rivian’s nascent Adventure Network aims to bring DC fast-charging to more remote places. The R1T is also the quickest pickup we’ve ever tested, with a mind-bending jump to 60 mph in only 3.3 seconds.

  • Base price: $68,145
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 70/74/66 MPGe
  • Power: 835 horsepower
  • C/D Highway Range Test results: 220 miles
  • MORE R1T INFO

2022 Rivian R1S: 316 Miles

The Rivian R1S has the same powertrain as the R1T pickup, including standard all-wheel drive. Interestingly, the EPA gave it an extra two miles of range despite it performing worse than the R1T in terms of combined, city, and highway MPGe. The R1S that earned this 316-mile EPA estimate uses the same 135.0-kWh battery as the pickup. Like the R1T, the R1s boasts over 800 horsepower for certain models. Its range and off-roady vibe give it a leg up on other fully electric SUVs, such as the Audi e-tron.

  • Base price: $70,000 (est)
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 69/73/65 MPGe
  • MORE R1S INFO

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Extended Range: 320 Miles

Ford beat Chevy and Ram in the race to build the first mainstream electric pickup with the F-150 Lightning. The version with the most range, the four-motor Lighting Extended Range, goes for an EPA-rated 320 miles. Using Ford’s larger 131.0-kWh battery pack, the Lightning Platinum we tested shot to 60 mph in just 4.0 seconds.

  • Base price: $74,169
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 70/78/63 MPGe
  • Power: 563 horsepower

MORE F-150 LIGHTNING SPECS

2022 BMW iX xDrive50: 324 Miles

A pair of electric motors with a combined output of 516 horsepower keeps the BMW iX xDrive moving. Range varies based on wheel size, and when using the standard 20-inch wheels, the iX xDrive50 is rated at an EPA-estimated 324 miles. Move up to either the 21- or 22-inch wheels, and that drops slightly to 305 and 315 miles, respectively.

  • Base price: $84,195
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 86/86/87 MPGe
  • Power: 516 horsepower
  • MORE IX SPECS

2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1: 329 Miles

Crab-walking into the party at 9063 pounds like it just don’t care is the GMC Hummer EV. Using GM’s 212.7-kWh Ultium battery, the Edition 1 pickup has all-wheel drive and a three-motor configuration that generates 1000 horsepower. The Hummer EV’s range not only beats the other EPA-rated EV pickup, the Rivian R1T, but it’s also higher than Ford’s 300-mile estimate for its upcoming F-150 Lightning.

  • Base price: $110,295
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 47/51/43 MPGe
  • Power: 1000 horsepower
  • MORE HUMMER EV INFO

2022 Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD: 330 Miles

Tesla’s Model Y shares most of its DNA with the Model 3, creating steep competition in the crossover space. During testing, we found that the stopwatch validated our butt dyno as both the Long Range and Performance models laid down scorching zero-to-60 mph times, doing the deed in 4.4 and 3.6 seconds, respectively.

  • Base price: $64,440
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 122/127/117 MPGe
  • Power: 384 horsepower
  • C/D Highway Range Test results: 220 miles
  • MORE MODEL Y SPECS

2022 Tesla Model X: 348 Miles

Don’t be fooled by the Model X’s optional third-row seating and friendly front fascia. While Tesla’s electricity-fueled SUV can play the part of family van, it’s also blisteringly quick. The entry-level model is equipped with a motor at each axle. Tesla says the Model X has 670 horsepower, enough for a claimed 3.8-second jump to 60 mph. Step up to the Plaid trim, and you get an additional motor, which, according to Tesla, makes a total of 1020 horsepower and drops the zero-to-60 time to just 2.5 seconds.

  • Base price: $116,440
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 102/107/97 MPGe
  • Power: 500 horsepower (C/D est)
  • MORE MODEL X SPECS

2022 Mercedes EQS450+: 350 Miles

The first to ride on the new Mercedes-Benz EV platform, the EQS is a flagship at full billow. Other fully electric EQ models are to follow, including a mid-size EQE sedan, but for now, the 329-hp EQS is it. Both levels of the EQS use a 107.8-kWh battery, but only the rear-drive EQS450+ gets an EPA-estimated 350 miles of range. Not far behind, the 516-hp EQS580 4Matic is rated at 340 miles. Although the EQS580 4Matic has a 187-hp advantage at the expense of only 10 miles of total range, the starting price of the more efficient EGS450+ is nearly $17,000 cheaper.

  • Base price: $103,360
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 95/99/92 MPGe
  • Power: 329 horsepower
  • MORE EQS INFO

2022 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD: 358 Miles

The Tesla Model 3, one of the longest-running entries in the EV segment, keeps getting better. The Model 3 Long Range has seen its range increase to an impressive 358 miles, while the base model gets a bump from 263 to 272 miles. Those who need maximum utility will enjoy the Model 3’s large rear hatch and flat-folding seats. It’s also the most affordable version with at least 350 miles of range—by a lot.

  • Base price: $55,940
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 134/134/126 MPGe
  • Power: 221 horsepower
  • C/D Highway Range Test results: 230 miles
  • MORE MODEL 3 SPECS

2022 Tesla Model S Long Range: 405 Miles

The Tesla Model S represents the bleeding edge of EV technology. It mixes big range, practicality, and breathtaking performance into an attractive, albeit pricey, package. The base trim, Long Range, starts at $101,440, while the new Plaid + model, a car that Tesla says makes 1020 horsepower, will go for nearly double that but sees range drop to an EPA-estimated 348 miles with 21-inch wheels.

  • Base price: $101,440
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 120/124/115 MPGe
  • Power: 670 horsepower
  • C/D Highway Range Test results: 320 miles (Long Range Plus)
  • MORE MODEL S SPECS

2022 Lucid Air Dream Edition Range: 520 Miles

At the top of the list is EV startup company Lucid Motors, based in California. Not only does Lucid supply battery packs for every team in the fully electric race series Formula E, but its top-spec Air also received the highest EPA-estimated range of any electric car sold today. The Air Dream Edition Range uses a big, 118.0-kWh battery, with 933 horsepower and a claimed 2.7-second zero-to-60-mph time. The Performance version cranks the heat to 1111 horsepower with an estimated max range of 471 miles. The most affordable Lucid Air is the $78,900 Pure model, a 480-hp rear-drive model good for a claimed 406 miles.

  • Base price: $170,500
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 125/126/125 MPGe
  • Power: 933 horsepower
  • MORE AIR INFO

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