One of the most important aspects to think about when buying an electric car is its range. A lot of EV drivers are content with a smaller battery for running around the city, but what about those long-distance road trips where you need a range that you can rely on? Newer and more powerful EV batteries are becoming a familiar sight on the market of electric cars with a fantastic variety of EVs currently on offer.
As the range of electric vehicles increases, drivers are provided with the peace of mind of never running out of charge, even on the longest routes. If you are the kind of driver who relies upon long-range vehicles, then please read on for our pick of the EVs in 2022 that go the distance. Looking for a fast-charge cable for your long-range vehicle? Check out our 3 Phase Type 2-Type 2 EV Charging Cables.
The Tesla Model 3 comes with a range of up to 374 miles, equipped with a 75kWh battery capacity, and a dual motor. The Model 3 was designed with safety in mind with its aluminium and steel structure and an all-glass crush-resistant roof, Überturbine wheels, performance brakes, 15-inch touchscreen display, and 2 smartphone docking stations.
The Tesla Model S provides a range up to 396 miles on a single charge, and comes fitted with a 100kWh sized battery. The Model S includes features such as a 17-inch touchscreen, intuitive Yoke steering system, enhanced ventilation, comfort and legroom, wireless charging, in-car gaming, and Active Road Noise Reduction speakers.
The Tesla Model X comes equipped with a 100kWh battery size, providing a range of up to 333 miles, on a single charge. The Model X features similar tech to the Model S with enhanced ventilation, and a 17-inch touchscreen display, as well as wireless gaming, wireless charging, and the same Active Road Noise Reduction audio system.
The Tesla Model Y provides a range of up to 331 miles, and comes fitted with a 75kWh battery. The Model Y comes equipped with features such as impact protection, flat folding back seats for extra storage, quick acceleration from 0-60 in only 3.5 seconds, traction and stability control for all types of weather, collision and parking assist, and a 15-inch touchscreen display.
The all-electric Volkswagen ID3 provides a range up to 259 miles from a single charge, and comes fitted with a 58kWh sized battery.
The ID3 also features a sleek futuristic exterior, a comfortable interior, ambient lighting, as well as an optional ‘keyless advanced’ locking system, and winking headlights that ‘seem almost human.’
The BMW i4 is the first fully-electric Gran Coupé, and comes with a range up to 365 miles, with an 83.9kWh battery size.
Complete with BMW’s 5th generation eDrive technology, the i4 offers comfort and style with its spacious modern interior, and the i4 M50 model also features up to 544hp from two electric motors for enhanced power.
BMW iX xDrive50
The fully electric all-wheel drive BMW iX xDrive50 provides a range up to 380 miles, complete with a whopping 106.3kWh battery – which is one of the largest currently installed in an EV.
The iX also features BMW’s 5th generation eDrive technology, as well as two electric motors providing an output of 516hp.
Ford Mustang Mach-E
The all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E is a state-of-the-art SUV that comes equipped with a 98.8kWh battery size, providing a range of up to 379 miles. Ford’s Mach-E also includes features such as impressive connectivity, a smart keyless entry system, an intuitive One Pedal Drive system, three driving modes, ambient lighting, as well as being made available in a wide variety of colour options.
Hyundai Kona Electric
The Hyundai Kona Electric SUV offers a range up to 300 miles on a single charge, and comes equipped with a 64kWh sized battery.The Kona Electric also features a touch screen entertainment system, Apple CarPlay, a distinctive relaxing interior, wireless charging dock, heated seats, and remote climate control settings. The Kona also comes with a handy 8-year battery warranty.
The minimalist yet powerful Polestar 2 provides a range up to 336 miles per charge, and comes powered by a 78kWh battery, offering 469bhp.
The Polestar 2 includes features such as dual motors, frameless side mirrors for increased visibility while driving and parking, an optional panoramic sunroof, a smart collision system, built in Google, and parking assistance.
The Mercedes EQE features a dynamic design with a range up to 394 miles, and comes complete with a 90kWh sized battery. The EQE also includes a luxurious interior, a digital cockpit with an MBUX multimedia system, ambient lighting, remote parking, and Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC – to intelligently control speed and distance.
With slightly higher specs than the EQE model, the Mercedes EQS includes an incredible 107.8kWh sized battery – slightly bigger than BMW’s iX model, providing a range of up to 453 miles, from a single charge. The EQS also features curved 3D helix tail lights, a sleek luxury lounge interior with an Augmented Reality display, MBUX Interior Assistant, remote charging, and much more.
The sporty Porche Taycan comes fitted with the choice of a standard performance 79.2kWh battery, or a 93.4kWh performance plus battery, which provide maximum ranges of 276 and 314 miles, on a single charge. The Taycan features Sport and Range modes, a handy brake pad wear indicator, LED interior lighting, electrically adjustable exterior mirrors, climate control, thermal insulated glass, rear seat arm rests for comfort, and a 16.8-inch curved display screen.
Skoda Enyaq iV 80
The practical Skoda Enyaq iV 80 provides a range up to 331 miles, and comes complete with a 77kWh battery capacity. The Enyaq iV 80 is equipped with features such as chrome roof-rails, two-spoke heated steering, front/rear parking sensors, eco-friendly fabric interior made from recycled bottles and wool, remote charging, Apple CarPlay, 13-inch touch display, a keyless start/stop engine button, and retractable sun blinds.
As you can see there is a fantastic variety of long-range electric vehicles that are currently on offer, and as the demand grows alongside the latest technological advances, we expect to see even longer ranges than those that are currently available.