When buying or leasing a car, the range can often be an important factor that goes into whether it's a deal or no deal. There is a common misconception that all electric cars have a significantly shorter range than petrol or diesel cars. In this guide, we're going to go through the top 10 electric cars with the longest range, as well as the cost of leasing them (as of October 2020).
Known as the industry-leading electric vehicle, the Tesla Model S is known not only for its cutting edge technology but also being one of the faces of the future of vehicle engineering. With an average range of 302 miles, the Tesla Model S is capable of taking you from The Lake District to London, with enough charge left to pop to the shops!
Tesla being Tesla, the modern-day energy company has taken the top two spots on our list. The Model X is the family car version of the Tesla Model S, so if you enjoy the occasional family getaway and looking at electric as the way to go, then the Tesla Model X is certainly one to consider. With the ability to take you from Leeds all the way to Bournemouth on a single full charge.
The Jaguar I Pace is the definition of luxury, and since being electric, it's a guilt-free luxury. Its performance rivals that of Tesla and is able to slide into our third space. If you're considering getting yourself a Jaguar I Pace, a single charge will get you from Stoke-on-Trent up to Edinburgh or equivalent!
Despite being the smallest crossover in the Hyundai range, this powerful car is up there with the best electric vehicles with the capability of taking you 260 miles across the county, or 130 miles there and back! With that range, the Hyundai Kona is able to take you from Glasgow to Leeds.
Released in 2019, the Kia e-Niro is essentially the fully electric version of the Niro. It's a favorite among city car lovers and is a fairly low price compared to its competitors, the e-Niro is climbing to the top of the tower for being one of the most popular electric cars, especially with its impressive range of about 257 miles. With that, this EV can travel from Sheffield to Swansea.
The more affordable Tesla Model 3 is popping up on the road more and more, and it's for an understandable reason, being more affordable than its sisters and having the cutting edge technology that will change anyone's driving experience for good. Not only this, but the impressive range of 241 means that this beauty is just about able to take you from Bath to Norwich!
The Mercedes-Benz EQC differentiates itself from the others on this list due to its stand out the grill. Although not very high on the list, the EQC is only one position under the Tesla Model 3! And with an impressive average range of 230 miles, this SUV certainly isn't going to let you down. That is equivalent to driving from Liverpool to London!
The king of electric cars, the Nissan Leaf is the most popular electric vehicle, having sold more than any other in the world. The Nissan Leaf is both affordable and has an average range of 228 miles, just under the Mercedes-Benz EQC. With that impressive range, the Nissan Leaf e+ can take you from Blackpool down to Bath on a single full charge!
The Audi E-Tron is a sophisticated new electric car with state-of-the-art technology that has given it an impressive 8/10 on CarWow. The e- Tron is the perfect car for anyone wanting to convert to a CO2-free vehicle. The Audi E-Tron is capable of taking you from Manchester to Edinburgh with an average range of 218 miles.
Last but certainly not least, the i3 is BMW's introduction to the world of electric vehicles. If you need a car for busy roads then the i3 is definitely worth considering. Despite being at the bottom of our list, the BMW i3 still has an incredibly impressive range of 179 miles, therefore a fully charged i3 will be able to go from Aberdeen to Glasgow with ease.
When put into perspective, electric cars have a much longer range than what a lot of people assume. Yes, the Tesla Model S is a tad expensive, but others, like the Hyundai Kona, are hidden gems that most people won't even consider.
It's incredibly unlikely that you'll need to travel over 200 miles very often and charging an EV is getting both faster and cheaper.