At a glance

  • Tesla, BMW and Mercedes offer some of the best electric cars for range
  • The 2022 LucidAir luxury sports sedan is (currently) the car with the longest range in the world
  • Our top picks range from high-end makes to more affordable options
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  • The longest range electric cars you can buy this year
  • Car make/models and range
  • Mercedes EQS 450+
  • Tesla Model S
  • BMW iX
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E
  • Tesla Model 3
  • BMW i4
  • Tesla Model X
  • Volkswagen ID.3
  • Cupra Born
  • MG.5
  • FAQs
  • Related articles & advice

When it comes to purchasing an EV, range and the ability to recharge your car batteries are the two key considerations for buyers. Well, today, it’s time to shake off any range-related anxiety. Because in the UK, there are now lots of different EVs for sale that can do over 300 miles on a single charge. So, buckle up and get ready to be impressed by the top 10 electric cars with the longest range.

First things first, when we say range, we mean just how far your car can go on a single charge. 

But wait, what about charging points, too? 

It’s all very well being able to drive a long distance in one go, but what about the return journey? Well, there’s no need to worry there, either. In the UK, we have over 42,000 designated public charge points at the time of writing, with over 5,000 rapid chargers and more and more being added every month. In fact, if you drive on the motorway or A roads, you’re never more than 25 miles away from a rapid charger!

And with the upcoming ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars in 2030 and hybrids in 2035, now is a great time to buy an electric car. If you still have some questions on the subject, check out our Electric Car Buyer’s Guide to learn everything you need to know about EVs. Now, read on to discover which electric car has the longest range, along with a hot list of our top picks.

The longest range electric cars you can buy this year

If you’re looking for advice on the best electric car for range, below are our top 10 best electric cars by range for 2022/2023. We’ve kept this as a list so you can quickly see which EVs can travel the furthest on a single charge, but if you keep reading, we’ll also provide more info on the individual models, including battery size and top features of the cars themselves. Don’t miss our reviews too, where we test drive the car in question and report back on the good and the bad!

A quick FYI – the range displayed for these models is the WLTP range, which is how manufacturers measure EV car range. It stands for the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure, and the figures produced from this test give a very good indication of a car’s range. However, it doesn’t account for real-world driving conditions. That means you can typically expect your EV’s actual car range to be less than the WLTP figure, depending on how you drive, the road and weather conditions.

Car make/models and range

Without further ado, here’s our top 10 electric cars by range:

  1. Mercedes EQS 450+ – up to 453 miles
  2. Tesla model S – up to 405 miles
  3. BMW iX – up to 380 miles
  4. Ford Mustang Mach-E – up to 372 miles
  5. Tesla Model 3 – up to 374 miles
  6. BMW i4 – up to 365 miles
  7. Tesla Model X – up to 348 miles
  8. Volkswagen ID.3 – up to 340 miles
  9. Cupra Born – up to 335 miles
  10. MG 5 – up to 250 miles

Read more about them below.

1. Mercedes EQS 450+ – up to 453 miles

The Mercedes EQS packs some of the latest technology into a good looking and comfortable executive saloon. With its huge range, it also means that the EQS is suited to long-distance journeys. 

Mercedes EQS 450+ Key Features

  • Battery size – 107.8kW
  • Charge time  – Max charging speed is 200kW, 10 to 80% in 31 minutes (rapid). Seventeen hours full charge with 7kW home charger (slow)
  • The EQS can be fitted with a huge ‘Hyperscreen’ infotainment setup which features a 141 cm-wide display for a truly immersive experience – great if you’re driving with kids
  • The EQS features clever all-wheel-steering which makes it easier to drive around town
  • The EQS offers a 610-litre boot which can be expanded to 1,770 by folding down the rear seats. It’s large enough for several suitcases or a lot of shopping 
  • There’s also a more powerful AMG version (from the performance section of Mercedes) of the EQS for those who want a sportier drive

Find used Mercedes EQS 450+s here on Motors.

2. Tesla Model S – up to 405 miles

Tesla’s Model S makes range anxiety a thing of the past with its whopping 405 mile range. It’s also got loads of cool features that both adults and kids will love – like the on-screen games that can be played when you’re parked. 

Tesla Model S Key Features

  • Battery size: 103kWh
  • Charge time: Can charge at up to 250kW, giving 200 miles of range in 15 minutes via a Tesla Supercharger (rapid). 11-hours fully charged with a 7kW home charger (slow)
  • The Tesla Model S features a 17-inch high-definition touchscreen which gives access to satellite navigation and media – it even includes games you can play when parked!
  • Tesla ownership gives you access to 880 Superchargers across the UK, giving you plenty of charging options, no matter where you’re heading
  • Tesla’s Autopilot system can allow the car to steer, accelerate and brake for you – though you need to keep your hands on the wheel at all times
  • The Tesla Model S incorporates a clever ‘dog mode’ that can keep the cabin cool when your pets are inside

Motors review

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3. BMW iX – up to 380 miles

As BMW’s largest electric SUV, the iX brings the space and practicality that people in the segment are after. However, it adds to this with an excellent all-electric range and some great-in car tech which helps to make daily life easier. 

BMW iX Key Features

  • Battery size: 105kWh
  • Charge time: Charges at speeds of up to 195kW, 20 – 80% charge in 20 minutes (rapid). 11-hours to charge via 7kW home charger (slow). 
  • The BMW iX is based around a large SUV platform, which means it’s got a handy 500-litre boot. That’s enough for a full weekend’s worth of luggage, or several large shopping bags
  • The iX uses air suspension to make for a really comfortable ride – ideal for long distance journeys 
  • There’s a twin-screen setup inside the iX, but they’re blended together to give the appearance of one huge display 
  • The iX is classed as BMW’s flagship electric car, sitting above the rest of its EVs

4. Ford Mustang Mach-E – up to 372 miles

The Mustang Mach-e may be one of only two Ford EVs currently available, but it’s a great showcase of what the American manufacturer can do with battery power. Extra storage in the nose makes this a very practical option, too.

Ford Mustand Mach-E Key Features

  • Battery size: 91kWh 
  • Charge time: The Mustang Mach-e can charge at up to 150kW, giving a 0-80%  charge in 45 minutes (rapid). 11-hours for a full charge at a 7kW home charger (slow)
  • As well as its ‘normal’ boot, the Mustang Mach-e has another storage area in its nose which is ideal for keeping the charging cables in
  • The Mach-e takes its Mustang name from the famous muscle car
  • The Mustang Mach-e doesn’t have ‘normal’ front door handles. Instead, you open the doors via a button on the front pillar 
  • The Mustang Mach-e incorporates a large 15.5-inch touchscreen which is able to accept cloud-based updates so that its software is always kept current

Browse used Ford Mustang Mach-Es here on Motors.

5. Tesla Model 3 – up to 374 miles

There’s a reason why the Model 3 is consistently the UK’s best-selling electric car. It combines excellent technology and a practical interior with a relatively compact bodystyle that makes it a great option for daily drivers who don’t want any drawbacks. 

Tesla Model 3 Key Features

  • Battery size: 75kWh
  • Charge time: The Model 3 can charge at up to 210kW, meaning a 20-80% charge can be conducted in 29 minutes (rapid). Seven hours and 30 minutes via a 7kW home charger (slow)
  • The Model 3 is Tesla’s smallest saloon and sits underneath the larger Model S in the range
  • Over-the-air updates (which come through the internet) ensure that the Model 3 has all of the latest features and systems possible 
  • All cars get a full glass roof to help make the interior bright and airy
  • The Model 3 is available with a number of powertrain options, including rear- and all-wheel-drive, as well as different battery sizes – so you can choose the trim that’s right for you.

Motors review

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6. BMW i4 – up to 365 miles

The BMW i4 has a really solid build quality and a surprisingly spacious interior. Plus, it doesn’t feel too dissimilar to drive to the regular petrol or diesel 4 Series, which makes it a good choice for drivers new to EV life.

BMW i4 Key Features

  • Battery size: 83.9kW
  • Charge time: The i4 can charge at speeds of up to 200kW, with a 0-80% charge taking 34 minutes (rapid). A full charge will take 13 hours via a home 7kW charger
  • The i4 is BMW’s ‘core’ electric saloon and is seen as an electric equivalent to the popular 4 Series
  • The i4 comes in three different specifications – Comfort, Technology and Ultimate
  • Though there’s a more powerful i4 M50 version, you won’t get the same super-long range as with the regular i4
  • The front kidney grilles aren’t used for cooling, but instead house all of the i4’s handy cameras and built-in radar systems

7. Tesla Model X – up to 348 miles

Tesla’s Model X might ‘wow’ you with its ‘Falcon’ doors, but it’s got more to offer than just looks. In fact, it boasts plenty of tech – including a huge central screen – and great access to Tesla’s excellent Supercharger charging network. 

Tesla Model X Key Features

  • Battery size: 90kWh 
  • Charge time: The Model X can charge at speeds of up to 200kW, enabling a 10 – 80% charge in 40 minutes (rapid). A full charge via a 7kW home charger will take around 15 hours (slow). 
  • The Model X’s clever ‘Falcon’ doors have been designed to open upwards (rather than outwards) so it’s easy to exit the car even in tighter spaces
  • It’s Tesla’s most practical car, with up to 2,614 litres of luggage space when the seats are folded down. You could get loads of camping equipment back there, or several large suitcases
  • It can be fitted with bicycle carriers, too, while Tesla claims a towing capacity of up to 2,300kg – perfect if you’re heading on a road trip
  • The Model X has seating space for up to seven, so it’s a great choice for larger families 

Motors review

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8. Volkswagen ID.3 – up to 340 miles

Volkswagen’s ID.3 is considered by the car company to sit alongside the Beetle and Golf in terms of importance. Thanks to a snazzy interior and a very impressive range, it would seem that it’s living up to that claim and makes for a great pick if you’re after an EV that’ll take you the distance.

Volkswagen ID.3 Key Features

  • Battery size: 77kWh
  • Charge time: The ID.3 can charge at speeds of up to 125kW, resulting in a 5-80% charge in 38 minutes (rapid). A full charge via a 7kW charger will take around 11 hours
  • Volkswagen sees the ID.3 as an electric equivalent to the Beetle and Golf in terms of performance
  • There are a variety of different trim levels to opt for, but only Tour versions get the very best electric range
  • Thanks to clever packaging, the ID.3 has a 385-litre boot, which is larger than that of the previous-generation Golf
  • The ID.3 gets Volkswagen’s latest infotainment system, which replaces many of the conventional buttons and controls you’d find in a car with on-screen menus. So rather than twiddling knobs and controls, you simply access them through the screen. 

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9. Cupra Born – up to 335 miles

The Cupra Born is fundamentally identical to the ID.3 underneath. As part of the Volkswagen Group, Cupra vehicles share technology with the parent brand. In the case of the Cupra Born, it sets itself apart with really cool styling and a more eye-catching interior. 

Cupra Born Key Features

  • Battery size: 77kWh
  • Charge time: The Cupra Born can charge at speeds of up to 125kW, resulting in a 5-80% charge in 38 minutes (rapid). A full charge via a 7kW charger will take around 11 hours
  • The Cupra Born sits on the same platform as the Volkswagen ID.3, but is designed to be a little sportier and more exciting to drive
  • The Cupra Born features a full-width ‘lightbar’ at the back which looks particularly futuristic at night
  • Look closely and you’ll see plenty of copper-coloured accents throughout the Born’s design – they’re a Cupra trademark
  • The Born offers a very handy 385 litres of boot space, so it’s got enough room for large suitcases or plenty of shopping

10. MG 5 – up to 250 miles

The MG 5 delivers both value-for-money and excellent range, which makes this one of the best budget-friendly ways to get into EV ownership. 

MG 5 Key Features

  • Battery size: 61.4kWh
  • Charge time: The MG 5 can charge at speeds of up to 100kW, giving a 0-80%  charge in 40 minutes (rapid). Plugged into a 7kW home charger, the MG 5 will take around 9 and a half hours to fully charge (slow)
  • The MG 5 is one of the few electric estate cars on sale in the UK, while its roomy 464-litre boot means it’s a great option for space-strapped families 
  • Despite being one of the cheapest electric cars in the UK, the MG 5 is packed with equipment like rear parking sensors and a large central touchscreen
  • MG’s Pilot Drive pack includes a load of assistance features designed to make driving easier and safer. These include features such as autonomous emergency braking, which can detect a collision and automatically apply the brakes. 
  • Eco, Normal and Sport driving modes allow you to change  the car’s acceleration and steering feel

Find used MG 5s here on Motors.

So there you have it, our list of the best electric cars for range is complete. Why not take a look at these make and models on to learn more about them and find out which might best suit your needs?


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