Range anxiety is one of the main concerns when it comes to electric vehicle ownership, and while the battery technology is quickly developing, there’s still room for improvement.
The average electric vehicle has a range of around 200 miles, which is plenty for most people – but some just need that little bit more juice.
Here are the best electric cars if you have range anxiety:
Polestar 2 – 335 miles
If you’re a fan of Volvo – and let’s be honest, who isn’t? – then you might be familiar with a new brand called Polestar.
Its largest current model is the Polestar 2, and standard versions can return up to 292 miles of range on a single charge.
Long-Range Single Motor models can return up to 335 miles, rivalling the likes of Tesla.
VW ID.3 – 336 miles
For decades, the Volkswagen Golf has been one of the best-selling cars in the world, so it only makes sense for the German brand to release an all-electric version of it.
No, we’re not talking about the e-Golf, which VW no longer sells – the ID.3 is a ground-up electric car designed to take on the likes of the Tesla Model 3 and Nissan Leaf.
This model variant is powered by a 77kWh battery that delivers up to 336 miles of range, and has 125kW fast-charging capabilities to get it from 20% to 80% in around 30 minutes.
Tesla Model X – 348 miles
Every EV list is going to have a smattering of Teslas simply because they offer some of the best range for the price. The largest car it produces is the Model X, and it packs a seriously impressive 100kWh battery – which is bound to return some great range.
This battery, found in the Model X Long Range Plus, promises to return up to 348 miles on a single charge while using four-wheel drive and carrying up to seven adults. That’s some promise – which Tesla delivers with ease.
Tesla Model 3 – 374 miles
The second Tesla on this list is the smaller Model 3 hatchback, which has proven to be the most popular model across the UK thanks to its more compact size and more affordable price point.
The Model 3 Long Range Plus variant is powered by an 82kWh battery, which promises to return 374 miles on a single charge.
Even the standard Tesla Model 3 rear-wheel drive can do 305 miles on a charge, which beats most EVs.
Ford Mustang Mach-E – 379 miles
The EV with perhaps the most controversial name in the automotive world is the Ford Mustang Mach-E, which some purists view as ‘definitely not being a Mustang’.
Regardless of that and its lack of a V8 engine, it’s a fantastic EV that offers superb range from its larger 88kWh battery, which promises to return 379 miles on a single charge.
Since it’s a Ford, it’s also got a more familiar interior – unlike that of a Tesla, which feels like some sort of spaceship.
Plus, there are plenty of used Ford options on the market if you're looking to make savings.
BMW iX – 380 miles
Being one of the most expensive cars on this list, the BMW iX has a lot to offer, but luckily it’s one of the most luxurious EVs money can buy.
This is the first all-electric SUV from BMW, and it hasn’t disappointed. Apart from its controversial looks, the iX has been an interesting proposition for families looking to enter the world of electric SUVs.
With the range-topping xDrive50 model, you can expect to get up to 380 miles of range, along with 200kW rapid charging capabilities.
Tesla Model S – 405 miles
Sitting near the top of this list is the mighty Tesla Model S. Being the brand’s flagship model and the oldest car in its range, it comes as no surprise when you find out just how much range it’s capable of.
In its Long Range Plus guise, which boasts the same 100kWh battery as the Model X, the Model S can travel a staggering 405 miles on a single charge – while also being quicker than pretty much everything else on the road.
This is pretty much the best EV you can buy today if you’re looking to eke as much range out of the battery as possible.
Mercedes EQS – 453 miles
Sitting at the top of this list is the new kid on the block – the Mercedes EQS. In simple terms, this is an all-electric version of the luxurious S-Class that Mercedes produces to rival Rolls-Royce and Bentley.
The top-of-the-range battery option is a 108kWh pack that gives your EQS an overall range of 453 miles – a cool 50 miles more than the Tesla Model S, which may be all you need between stopping on the side of the motorway and reaching your destination on time.
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