Driving ranges for electric cars have been growing steadily over the past few years. Now, most EVs on the market will comfortably cover most drivers’ needs on a daily, weekly, or even monthly basis.
But do you realise just how far some electric cars can go on a single charge? It wasn’t all that long ago where 100 miles on a full battery in winter was a decent figure. But those days are now long past. An average EV will cover close to 200 miles, many closer to 300 miles, and some… well, take a look below.
Clearly recharging is a key factor in deciding whether to pick an electric car, but we’ve picked six of the longest range EVs in the UK that argue against the old “electric cars don’t have enough range” criticism.
Mercedes-Benz has long been a leader in luxurious saloons, and now it’s a leader in luxurious electric saloons too. The EQS is a flagship model for the German brand which is all-electric, and has a colossal driving range on a charge. Refined and fast as you would expect from a top-of-the-range Mercedes, the EQS will go further on a charge than many petrol cars on a full tank.
Tesla’s Model S was first launched a decade ago, but updates both on the surface and under the bodywork mean it has remained as relevant as ever. The impressive 400+ mile range comes about thanks to Tesla’s latest battery technology.
Performance that will embarrass supercars, but with all the practicality of a four-door hatchback/saloon, the Model S could be all the car you ever need. Plus, the easy-to-use Tesla Supercharger network guarantees high-speed charging.
Having two models in the top three of this longest range EV list is impressive. If the EQS is impressive for its extremely long range, the EQE is almost more so by taking much of that the Mercedes-Benz EQS offers, but in a more accessible package.
The electric equivalent of Mercedes’ E-Class, the EQE is a comfortable saloon that uses the company’s latest infotainment system, including the option of a cabin-wide console facia made from a single piece of glass.
BMW’s answer to the Mercedes-Benz EQS, the i7 sits at the top of the saloon line-up and is all-electric. The outright driving range can’t match the Merc, but it’s still a huge distance available on a single charge.
Luxury is guaranteed, too, thanks to seats more comfortable and technological than anything you’ll find at home. And the entertainment systems are huge too.
Looking like a futuristic retro-inspired concept car, the Ioniq 6 is not only actually being made, but is also one of the longest range EVs around. Expanding what is already an exceptional electric line-up from Hyundai, the new Ioniq 6 will cover almost 400 miles on a charge.
Also capable of being charged at the fastest rate around on high-power chargers, it means getting hundreds of miles of range back into the car takes less than 20 minutes.
Large, futuristic, and with a huge driving range, BMW’s new flagship SUV is the all-electric iX. Able to cover almost 400 miles on a charge, the iX is spacious inside and features BMW’s latest infotainment system and controls.
The starting point for a number of new electric models due from BMW, the iX is a very different approach to executive electric motoring, but still refined and high-tech, just like Mercedes’ EQS.
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