Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming a familiar sight worldwide, ever since the first modern models came out in the early 2000s, led by Tesla (of course). There are many factors to consider when comparing the EV options currently available. This includes safety, style, and, of course, price.
One easy way to compare the different available models is to list them in the order of maximum distance per charge and how far each one can travel before needing to be recharged.
Here is a list of the top ten current EV models that can travel the furthest on a single charge.
10. Audi E-Tron: 204 Miles per Charge
The Audi E-Tron has the same Audi build and design, but with that EV twist. It will get you 204 miles before you need to recharge. Its starting price, usually around $75,000, certainly isn´t cheap, but you´re getting all that well-known Audi quality, along with the fuel-free convenience of electricity.
9. Nissan Leaf Plus: 226 Miles per Charge
The original Nissan Leaf is considered the grandfather of affordable EVs and combines a fun, well-built design with a reasonable price tag. However, it will only take you about 150 miles per charge. Enter the Nissan Leaf Plus, which ups that rate to 226 miles, as well as adding more power and torque for your buck – it´ll set you back about $35,000, but it will be well worth it.
8. Jaguar I-Pace: 234 Miles per Charge
If there is one EV that offers a real alternative to the Tesla Model X, it´s the Jaguar I-Pace. It´s a nice-looking car (because, Jaguar) and drives like a Jag, too. The real differences between it and the Model X are the range (at 234 miles per charge, the I-Pace takes you about 100 miles less on a single charge) and the price tag, which starts around $60,000.
7. Kia Niro EV: 239 Miles per Charge
The Kia Niro EV, which will take you 239 miles on a single charge, and costs roughly the same amount as the Bolt and the Kona ($38,500 is the listed starting price), is another impressive electric. Like the Kona, it´s an SVU model with a similarly impressive set of standard features and is a lot of fun to drive.
6. Hyundai Kona Electric: 258 Miles per Charge
Hyundai is in the EV game as well, with its Kona Electric, which packs basically the same punch as the Chevy Bolt, at 258 miles per charge. Its price is comparable as well, starting at around $37,000 and, with its funky design, a long list of standard equipment, and a great warranty, you´ll be getting an excellent deal on an excellent car.
5. Chevrolet Bolt EV: 259 Miles per Charge
Chevy´s Bolt EV was the mainstream auto industry´s answer to Tesla. It´s affordable, at under $40,000, compact and attractive, and can take you up to 259 miles on a single charge, which is a nice increase over its initial attempts.
4. Tesla Model Y: 315 Miles per Charge
The Tesla Model Y, which is larger and bulkier than the Model 3 but smaller than the Model X, seats seven and boasts the same powerful electric powertrain as the X. It will take you up to 315 miles per charge, in both the Long Range and Performance models. Its base price is around $50,000, making it relatively more financially accessible than some of its siblings.
3. Tesla Model X: 328 Miles per Charge
Do you want Batmobile doors with your EV? Then the Tesla Model X is for you! It has a slightly lower range than the Model 3 and Model S, ranging from 328 to 258 miles per charge, depending on the version. Among which are the Long Range, the Performance, and the Standard Range. With the crazy doors that open upwards like bats wings, this car also comes with a price tag: in the ballpark of $100,000!
2. Tesla Model 3 Long Range: 330 Miles per Charge
The Tesla Model 3 is much more reasonably priced than its older brother, the Model S, with most versions somewhere around $50,000. And, like the Model S, the Model 3 Long Range can go the furthest, at 330 miles per charge.
However, the Long Range AWD, Mid Range, and Standard Range Model 3s boast similarly impressive distances, ranging from 322 to 220 miles per charge. Plus, the Model 3 is comfortable, boasts an impressive amount of cargo space, and is fun to drive!
1. Tesla Model S Long Range: 373 Miles per Charge
Conceived in 2012, the Tesla Model S is one of the oldest EV models on the road. It has had several updates in terms of style, hardware, and performance and is currently capable of traveling the longest on a single charge: a whopping 373 miles!
The Model S also includes two other versions: The Performance and the Standard Range. They can travel 348 and 287 miles on one charge, respectively. Since Tesla is the king of EVs, you can be sure that you´re getting your money´s worth, but at nearly $80,000, while this car may be on everyone´s wish list, it´s not nearly as financially accessible as other models.
So, there you have it – if you are in the market for an EV, consider how far the one you plan to purchase can take you, and if that is far enough to get you to where you want to go…and back again!