Looking at the best long range electric cars available in the UK, it’s clear that EVs have come a long way in a very short space of time. The same can be said about the British infrastructure, with its now healthy amount of dedicated charge points and motorway superchargers. Now more than ever, the electric car is proving a practical and affordable alternative to fossil fuels.

Driving Range: Things to Remember

No-one wants to get caught short and run out of battery power before reaching the nearest charge point, so a good driving range is a key feature of any electric vehicle. The cars in this top 10 list all offer a good amount of miles, but it’s worth remembering that a manufacturer’s claimed mileage can differ somewhat in real world conditions. You have to take into account the fact that driving range can be lengthened or shortened by:

  • The way you drive and the speed you drive at
  • The severity of the weather, from a scorching summer to a frosty winter
  • Your use of accessories, like DAB radio and USB charge sockets
  • The terrain

Upcoming EVs with Impressive Range

Whilst the cars on this list are our current pick of the best, the EVs of tomorrow will give them a good run for their money and in some cases leave the competition way behind. In the next few years we’re going to see more electric vehicles on the market and even better technology that advances the current driving range. Some upcoming long range electric cars to keep a look out for include:

  • The Tesla Roadster – 620 miles
  • The Kia e-Niro – 339 miles
  • The Audi E-tron – 300+ miles
  • The Mercedes-Benz EQC – 280 miles
  • The DS 3 Crossback E-Tense – 280 miles
  • The Tesla Model 3 – 220 miles

Top 10 Best Long Range Electric Cars

All the cars on this list use a fully electric powertrain rather than a hybrid, though some cars do offer hybrid models. Read on to discover our top ten long range EVs.