The EV market is one that is beginning to grow very quickly, with all the major automakers looking at getting in on the all-electric category.
While potential EV owners want everything that you would expect from gas vehicle, such as technology, safety, and comfort, it is range that is perhaps the most important element.
Drivers want to know exactly how far they will be able to travel on a full charge when hitting the road in an EV.
If you are in the market for an all-electric model, you have probably already noticed that there are a lot of different options out there. Out goal is to make you aware of the range of these models, which we have done by creating the top 10 seen below.
What you are going to see is that the Koreans, which include Hyundai and Kia, are ahead of the game here, with Tesla being the only automaker who are ahead of them.
With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at the top 10 EV vehicles out there in terms of range.
Longest range electric cars in 2021
|1||Tesla S||100 kWh||102||373|
|2||Tesla 3||75 kWh||130||310|
|3||Tesla X||100 kWh||87||295|
|4||Hyundai Kona EV||64 kWh||121||258|
|5||Kia Soul EV||64 kWh||114||243|
|6||Kia Niro EV||64 kWh||112||239|
|7||Chevrolet Bolt EV||60 kWh||109||238|
|8||Jaguar I-Pace||90 kWh||76||234|
|9||Nissan Leaf Plus||62 kWh||108||226|
|10||Audi E-Tron||95 kWh||74||204|
10. Audi E-Tron (204 miles)
The Audi E-Tron comes in at #10 on the list. With a 95 kWh lithium battery and dual electric motors, the E-Tron is able to travel 204 miles on a full charge. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), that translates to 74 MPGe.
9. Nissan Leaf Plus (226 miles)
Coming in at #9 is the Nissan Leafe Plus, which is essentially a long-range version of the standard Leaf EV model. This one comes equipped with a larger 62 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, as well as a more powerful electric motor. The end result is a vehicle that goes 226 miles on a full charge for an EPA estimated 108 MPGe.
8. Jaguar I-Pace (234 miles)
Jaguar are next up with the I-Pace crossover, which has nothing to do with the gas-powered E-Pace. This model comes equipped with a 90 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and a dual motor electric driver system, combining to deliver a range of 234 miles. The EPA has the efficiency of the Jaguar I-Pace in at 76 MPGe.
7. Chevrolet Bolt EV (238 miles)
The Chevrolet Bolt may not be the best-looking model on this list, but you can’t argue with what it delivers. Using a 60 kWh battery pack and a single electric motor, the Bolt EV is able to deliver a range of 238 miles on a full charge. The Bolt makes use of a very efficient regenerative system during coasting and braking to deliver an EPA estimated 109 MPGe.
6. Kia Niro EV (239 miles)
As we mentioned at the start of this piece, the Koreans are beginning to leave their mark on the EV market. The Niro EV is one of the newest entries into the marketplace and the range that it delivers is truly impressive. Employing a 64 kWh lithium-ion battery and a single electric motor, the Niro has a range of 239 miles and an EPA estimated 112 MPGe.
5. Kia Soul EV (243 miles)
The Soul has become a bit of a sales legend for Kia, and it appears as though the EV model might just help make the model even more iconic. The same set-up used in the Niro can be found in the all-electric Soul, but it is a little more efficient with a Kia Soul offering a driving range of 243 miles and 114 MPGe.
4. Hyundai Kona EV (259 miles)
The Koreans are at it again, with the Hyundai Kona EV coming in at #4 on this list. The gas-powered version of the Kona is a definite winner, with the all-electric model very much living up to those high standards. Again, the Kona uses the same 64 kWh battery and single electric motor used in the Niro and Soul EV models, but the aerodynamic design of the Kona allows it to deliver a longer range of 258 miles.
3. Tesla Model X Long Range (371 miles)
It’s probably not a huge surprise that Tesla are occupying the top 3 spots on this list. Coming in at #3 is the Model X crossover, which uses a 100 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and twin electric motors to deliver a 371 mile range on a full charge. On the downside, the poor aerodynamics of this model let it down a little, with the EPA estimating an efficiency of 87 MPGe.
2. Tesla Model 3 Long Range (310 miles)
The Tesla Model 3 Long Range comes equipped with a 75 kWh lithium-ion battery and either a single or dual battery set-up, allowing it to deliver an impressive 310 miles driving range on a full charge. Even more impressive is the EPA estimated 130 MPGe, which is the most efficient number that you will find in this top 10.
1. Tesla Model S Long Range (373 miles)
The Tesla Model S Long Range has been around for a while now, yet it still remains at the top of the list in terms of driving range, delivering a whopping 373 miles of driving range. That number is achieved courtesy of a 100 kWh battery and twin electric motors. The efficiency rating from the EPA is set at 102 MPGe.