Every Electric Car Ranked by Longest Range

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Are the EPA’s ratings really helpful when it comes to fuel economy ratings for electric and plug-in electric cars?

The short answer is, yes. But, it’s probably not the most intuitive information for buyers looking to purchase an electrified vehicle. If you look at a car sticker, you’ll see numbers for MPGe (Miles per Gallon-equivalent) from the EPA. This number shows you just how efficient the vehicle is. For example, the EPA rates the Chevy Bolt EV at 118 combined MPGe and the Hyundai Ioniq Electric at 133 MPGe. That means that the Ioniq is a more efficient vehicle than the Bolt. This comes into play when paying to charge your vehicle. Because it is more efficient, you will pay less to charge the Ioniq than the Bolt over the life of the vehicle.

While that’s helpful to know, it’s not the only thing electric car buyers care about. In our opinion, we arguably care more about how far an electric vehicle will take you before needing to be charged. Range anxiety is real. It’s just a fact that charging up a car currently takes longer than refueling a traditional gas tank. That will probably change in the future, but it’s not the current reality. Looking back at our example, even though the Ioniq is more efficient than the Bolt, it will only take you 170 miles before puttering out. On average, the Bolt will go 89 miles further than the Ioniq thanks to the longer range from its larger onboard batteries.

That’s where this list comes into play. Here are the EPA estimated ranges of all the electric vehicles (no plug-in hybrids on this list) currently available in the US car market. You may be surprised to find that some expensive luxury vehicles may not take you very far compared to more budget-friendly options.

31. 2022 Mazda MX-30

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The Mazda MX-30 is the Japanese brand’s first electric vehicle. The small compact crossover design is definitely stylish and the vehicle class that buyers are drawn to. As is the case of many Mazda vehicles, the interior is well-appointed and luxurious for the price point. Unfortunately for the MX-30, the small battery pack only generates an EPA estimated range of 100 miles which is the shortest distance for any full EV on sale in the U.S. Buyers may want to check out the upcoming plug-in variant that is soon to release if they want to get more out of this small SUV. The starting MSRP is $34,695 which is very affordable compared to most EVs, especially when factoring in the $7,500 federal tax credit.

30. 2023 MINI Cooper SE Electric Hardtop 2 Door

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The Mini Electric Hardtop 2 Door is in second to last place with a paltry 110 miles. At least, that’s paltry compared to the other vehicles on this list. However, it’s a good deal for your wallet. It’s a fully electric vehicle that starts at $35,075 and is still eligible for the $7,500 federal tax credit. Those savings, plus additional state incentives and savings from zero oil changes, may make its short range worth the financial cost. It’s definitely an around-the-city option and not a road-tripper.

29. 2023 Nissan Leaf

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If you’re wanting range from your Nissan Leaf, then you want to opt for the SV Plus versions. The SV Plus trim has the longest range of the Leaf options at 212 miles. The non-plus S trim is rated at only 149 miles but it is cheaper than the SV Plus version. The Leaf is still an overall bargain, however, with a starting price of $35,800 for the longer-range SV Plus model. Nissan is still currently eligible for the full $7,500 federal tax credit (which lowers the overall price even more), but they anticipate reaching the sales limit soon. While the Leaf has seen better days, rumors have it that Nissan may convert the Leaf from a hatchback to a compact crossover in the next couple of years.

28. 2022 Jaguar I-Pace

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The Jaguar I-Pace had pretty decent range when it debuted. Now, however, it falls toward the end of the pack at 222 miles. That’s less than previous years because its new luxury features increase the car’s weight. It’s a more pricey option with an MSRP of $72,575, but it’s also more performance-focused than many other options on this list. It’s disappointing that Jaguar seems to have forgotten about the I-Pace and let it languish compared to its competitors.

27. 2022 Audi e-tron

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The 2022 Audi e-tron has made hardware and software adjustments that have improved its range to 222 miles from when it first debuted in 2019 with 204 miles of range. This first e-tron hasn’t seen many other updates, however, as Audi has expanded their electric offerings in the past few years with more models. The price of the 2022 Audi e-tron starts at $66,995. In addition to the regular e-tron there are Sportback (with a raked coupe-like roof) and S (performance-focused) models.

26. 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge

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The Volvo XC40 Recharge looks just as stylish as its gasoline-engine sibling. And that’s a good thing, as it is one of our favorite small luxury SUVs. This fully electric version is rather expensive, starting at $51,700 MSRP. But, it’s eligible for the full $7,500 federal tax rebate. Plus, it comes loaded with a ton of standard safety features and the new Android Automotive OS. It’s a little disappointing, then, that the battery only allows the XC40 Recharge to travel 223 miles when competitors like Tesla go further for cheaper.

25. 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge

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The Volvo C40 Recharge has pretty much the same mechanical underpinnings as the Volvo XC40. The only main difference is the coupe-like sloping roofline at the rear. Thanks to this more aerodynamic design, the C40 Recharge has an estimated EPA range of 226 miles. That’s three miles longer than its boxier sibling. Despite the roofline being the only difference, the C40 Recharge is quite a bit more expensive, starting at $59,845. It’s only sold online via the Volvo website, so you probably won’t see one sitting on your local dealer’s lot. Why does it need a completely different name and to be sold as a different model from the XC40? We’re not sure either.

24. 2022 Porsche Taycan

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The Porsche Taycan is honestly more focused on performance and speed than getting the maximum range possible. The 93 kWh-battery 4s Perf Battery Plus model will travel 227 miles on a charge. But it comes at a high price tag: $107,950. The base Taycan has a shorter range of 212 miles. The even more expensive Turbo and GTS models have ranges of around 200 miles. It’s interesting to note that many car review sites have done “real world” testing of the Taycan range and driven much further than EPA estimates.

23. 2022 Audi e-tron GT

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The e-tron GT is the Audi equivalent of the Porsche Taycan. As both brands are owned by the same parent company Volkswagen Group, both the Taycan and the e-tron GT use the same platform. Therefore, their performance and prices are comparable. The 2022 Audi e-tron GT will travel a little farther thanks to an estimated range of 238 miles. It’s just as pricey though with a starting MSRP of $102,400.

22. 2022 Kia Niro EV

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A couple of years ago, an EV with a range in the mid-200s used to be about the best you could hope for, especially for a non-Tesla vehicle. Now, 14 models should travel over 300 miles. At 239 miles of range, the Kia Niro EV has respectable performance. What’s even better is that it’s also affordable at $39,990. Plus, the full $7,500 federal tax credit is available. If you can hold out, however, Kia has a refreshed design that is soon to be released in the last half of 2022.

21. 2022 Audi Q4 e-tron

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No, you aren’t seeing double. A couple of e-trons were already on this list. However, the e-tron GT is a sportscar and the regular e-tron is a mid-size crosser. The Audi Q4 e-tron, on the other hand, is a compact crossover with a more practical price tag to accompany it. The estimated range is 241 miles. Currently, the price tag starts at $49,900, but a less powerful motor with a smaller price is on the way. You may have some struggles finding a Q4 e-tron. Audi has had some production problems related to sourcing materials. Things should ramp back up during summer of 2022.

20. 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV

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The Chevrolet Bolt EUV is a brand-new, slightly stretched version of the original Bolt. The proportions are a little better looking, in our opinion. While the original Bolt is a subcompact hatchback, Chevy markets the EUV as a subcompact crossover. In reality, the EUV only sits about an inch higher than its hatchback sibling. The very straightforward and intuitive interior is one thing we really like about the Bolt EUV. It’s modern without relying solely on a touchscreen for every task. Even better, the price starts at $33,500. Pair that with a range of 247 miles and you have a very compelling offering!

19. 2023 Genesis GV60

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The 2023 Genesis GV60 just barely squeaks ahead of the Chevy Bolt EUV when it comes to range. A complete charge should travel 248 miles, according to EPA estimates. This is the first electric-only model from Genesis and the smallest crossover that the company makes. Being a luxury brand, the GV60 has facial recognition on the door and fingerprint authentication in order to start the car. When the car is turned off, the gear selector flips over to have the appearance of what Genesis calls a “crystal ball.” All of that fancy tech comes at a fancy price point. The starting MSRP is $58,890.

18. 2022 Hyundai Kona Electric

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The Hyundai Kona Electric is more affordable than its Kia cousin and it has a longer range at 258 miles. It’s also available for the full $7,500 federal tax credit, which makes it one of the best electric vehicle deals on the market! It starts at $34,000.

17. 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV

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The Chevrolet Bolt EV has a long range of 259 miles, especially for its price tag. Its starting MSRP is $31,500. The Bolt is no longer available for federal tax credit incentives, which may explain why Chevy priced it so cheap. There may still be some state incentive options you can utilize, however. Even though it’s a compact hatch-style design (which isn’t as popular), the Bolt EV probably has the best price-to-range ratio on the market. Even though there have been battery issues in the past, it seems that Chevrolet has sorted that all out.

16. 2022 Polestar 2

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Polestar is a new EV-only performance luxury brand from Volvo. In fact, the Polestar 2 rides on the same platform as the Volvo XC40 Recharge. This sedan goes significantly further, though, at an estimated 270 miles. Being a Volvo brand, the Polestar 2 has numerous standard safety features and includes the new Android Auto OS-operated infotainment system. It starts at $48,400, a lower price than in previous years now that a single-motor (instead of just a dual-motor) model is now on sale.

15. 2022 Volkswagen ID.4

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Volkswagen’s “EV for the masses” is the $41,230 ID.4 with an impressive range of 275 miles. It’s affordable, has substantial range, and features a roomy crossover design (the most popular vehicle class on the market right now). All of that adds up to what seems to be a knockout that should sell tens of thousands a year. It is related to the mechanically similar Audi Q4 e-tron.

14. 2023 BMW i4

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The BMW i4 is the first of the cars on this list to cross 300 miles of range in EPA estimates. To be more precise, the i4 hits 301 miles on a full charge. That’s an important milestone because just a couple of years ago, Tesla was the only carmaker reaching this range. Now there are 14 different models that can drive beyond 300 miles per charge. With a starting MSRP of $55,900, the BMW obviously has great driving dynamics. That’s pretty much a given for BMW. However, this sporty model is more focused on performance than trunk or rear seat space. Maybe that doesn’t bother you, however!

13. 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5

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In years past, a different Hyundai Ioniq was on this list. That model has been sunsetted, and the Ioniq name is now a subbrand of electric-only vehicles. The first model under that subbrand is the Hyundai Ioniq 5. The electric-only Ioniq 5 can travel 303 miles on a single charge. While it may seem like a typical hatchback crossover just looking at the exterior dimensions, the interior is roomy and spacious thanks to its flat floor and wheels placed at the extremities of the wheelbase. Additionally, it’s been getting rave reviews for the 80s-inspired design cues, particularly the headlights and brake lights composed of pixel squares. The starting MSRP is $39,950, and Hyundai is still eligible for the $7,500 federal tax rebate.

12. 2022 Kia EV6

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If you aren’t a fan of the 80s-style design elements on Hyundai’s Ioniq 5, take a look at the sportier Kia EV6. Both vehicles are based on the same platform, yet the Kia travels a little further at 310 miles per charge. The interior is upscale and roomy, especially thanks to the flat floor. As is common with many Kia vehicles, there is a large array of active safety features that come standard, even on the lower trims. The starting MSRP is $41,400, but where the EV6 really differentiates itself is the GT model with 577 horsepower. (This is separate from the GT-Line trim level.) The Ioniq 5 doesn’t have a comparable model.

(tie) 10. 2022 Rivian R1T

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Rivian is one of the newer car manufacturers on the block. The California-based company is electric-only like competitor Tesla and has a manufacturing facility in Illinois. Rivian’s first vehicle, the R1T, is an all-electric truck that travels 314 miles on a single charge. It has a starting price of $67,500. The driving dynamics are among the best, thanks to a punchy powertrain. Motor Trend awarded it the Truck of the Year for 2022 for its chops both on and off-road. It even has innovative storage options like a pass-through storage area (termed the “gear tunnel”) between the bed and cabin. The only downsides are a high starting price and an infotainment screen that is somewhat distracting (since all the menus are embedded within the touchscreen).

(tie) 10. 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E

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The Mustang Mach-E is Ford’s first fully-electric vehicle. The low-slung crossover is performance-focused and takes design cues from the famed Mustang sedan. Not only that, but the Mach-E is affordable, too! The model that can travel the furthest on one charge is the Mach-E RWD Extended version; it’s estimated at 314 miles. The cheapest model, however, starts at $43,895 with a range of 247 miles. It has proven to be so popular that the 2022 model year is no longer available for order. Keep your eyes peeled for when the 2023 model is available.

9. 2022 Rivian R1S

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Looking for an off-roader like a Jeep or Land Rover but also want it without having a pesky gas tank? That’s what the 2022 Rivian R1S is. It’s rugged and capable when leaving paved roads. But the R1S can also automatically adjust to a lower height when parked, so it’s easier to get in and out of…or load groceries since you won’t always be out on the trail. With a starting MSRP of $72,500, the price point is a little high, similar to its truck sibling, the R1T. However, this SUV version can travel a couple of miles further on a single charge: an EPA-estimated 316 miles.

8. 2022 Tesla Model Y

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The Tesla Model Y is the newest member of the Tesla family, but it has the shortest range of the bunch. The furthest one of its models can go on a charge is 318 miles. That’s the Long Range model, and it is priced at $65,990. Because of sales numbers, no Tesla model is available for a federal tax credit. A Performance model is $4K more expensive but travels a shorter 303 miles.

7. 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

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The bestselling vehicle in the history of the US, the Ford F-150, has now been electrified. That’s a big deal in the move away from gas-powered vehicles. In terms of range, the model of the F-150 Lightning that can travel the furthest has a range of 320 miles. However, the cheapest price for that model is a pricey $72,474. The starting MSRP for the F-150 Lightning is $39,974, but that model only travels around 230 miles, according to EPA estimates. Even though the price quickly rises, the Ford F-150 Lightning is still a home run with a nice interior, solid handling, peppy acceleration for a truck, and advanced tech options.

6. 2023 BMW iX

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The 2022 BMW iX has a starting MSRP of $84,100 and a projected range of 324 miles. That already makes it a more intriguing offering than BMW’s previous electric offering, the odd-looking i3. The iX has a much more pleasing wagon-esque appearance that we enjoy, but it may not exactly enthuse the masses. Inside, the modern interior has high-tech flourishes in an otherwise minimalist design. Driving dynamics and ride quality are commendable, as is the EV’s power.

5. 2022 Tesla Model X

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The dual-motor base version of the Tesla Model X travels 330 miles on a single charge. It’s pricey at $120,990, and the unique gull-wing doors have consistently been dinged as finicky and a maintenance nightmare.

4. 2022 Tesla Model 3

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The Tesla Model 3 is the company’s best seller. It’s affordable and has stellar range. The version that goes furthest is the 334-mile Long Range version with a $57,990 price point. However, the most affordable option, the $46,990 rear-wheel drive version, only travels 267 miles. That’s still a pretty substantial range, but not as cheap as a Chevy Bolt.

3. 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS

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Take one look at the interior of the Mercedes-Benz EQS, and you’ll think you’ve been transported into a spaceship. The entire dashboard is glass-covered in what Mercedes calls the “hyperscreen.” The single 56-inch piece of glass has 3 embedded screens. The central infotainment screen is 17.7 inches and a passenger display is 12.3 inches in size. The instrument cluster is also virtual and displayed on a 12.3-inch screen behind the steering wheel. The price is obviously a premium one starting at $102,310. Range is estimated to be 350 miles per charge.

2. 2022 Tesla Model S

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If you want range peace of mind, then the Tesla Model S is the way to go. It has an astonishing 375-mile estimated range. With a large Tesla-specific charging infrastructure in place, you really can road trip across the country in the Model S. It has a starting price of $96,590.

1. 2022 Lucid Air

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Tesla used to be the cream of the crop when it came to the range of electric cars. Now the king car is the Lucid Air. Lucid Motors is another California-headquartered all-electric car company. Their first vehicle, the Lucid Air, was released to rave reviews in 2021. Motor Trend named it their 2022 Car of the Year. The interior is comfy, there’s space galore, and the handling is superb. But it’s another budget buster. The cheapest trim level, the Air Pure, starts around $87,400 and isn’t available until the end of 2022. Plus, it doesn’t even go the farthest. That honor goes to the Air Dream Edition with an estimated range of 520 miles and a $169,000 price tag.