Mileage is one of the biggest concerns for car buyers considering purchasing an electric car. This is because concern about range — the fear that an electric car will run out of battery power to complete the trip — is a very strong motivator. As with a conventional car, no one wants the battery to suddenly run out while driving an electric car.
So we’ve selected 18 electric vehicles on sale that meet EPA requirements for the 2023 model year and have a total range of at least 300 miles. They range in style and size from luxury SUVs and high-performance sports sedans to pickup trucks and practical crossovers. The vehicles are listed in order of range on a single charge.
All ranges are based on EPA estimates, but are estimates only. Vehicles for which EPA estimates are not currently available, such as the GMC Hummer EV Pickup, are not included. Range may vary depending on a number of factors, including weather, where and how the vehicle is driven, and number of passengers.
The prices listed here refer to the specific finish offering the best range. Range may vary greatly depending on the model selected. Potential local, state, or federal tax credits for electric vehicles are not included in the pricing information. This article was last updated in May 2023, so lineup, pricing and availability may have changed by the time you read this article.
Electric cars with the longest range
1. Lucid Air: 516 miles
2. Tesla Model S: 405 miles
3. Hyundai Ioniq 6: 361 miles
4. Tesla Model 3: 358 miles
5. Tesla Model X: 348 miles
6. Mercedes-EQ EQS450 Sedan: 340 miles
7. Tesla Model Y: 330 miles
8. Rivian R1T: 328 miles
9. BMW iX: 324 miles
10. Rivian R1S: 321 miles
11. Ford F-150 Lightning: 320 miles
12. BMW i7: 318 miles
13. Cadillac Lyriq: 312 miles
14. Ford Mustang Mach-E: 312 miles
15. Kia EV6: 310 miles
16. Mercedes-EQ EQS450 SUV: 305 miles
17. Nissan Ariya: 304 miles
18. BMW i4 Gran Coupe: 301 miles.
1) Lucid Air
* Price: $139,650 (including shipping cost of $1,650).
* Maximum range on electric power: 516 miles.»
The Lucid Air has overtaken the Tesla Model S as the long-distance champion (at least for now). The Air Dream Edition version with 520 miles of range is already sold out, but the Grand Touring with AWD and 19-inch wheels is not far behind with 516 miles of range. Even the younger 2023 models (Touring and Pure) have a range of more than 400 miles.
2) tesla Model S
«* Price $89,880 (including $1,390 at destination).
* Maximum range on electric power: 405 miles.»
The Tesla Model S is a fast, luxurious and spacious electric sedan Since its sudden introduction in 2012, the Model S has changed the way people think about electric cars. With sharp handling and acceleration that rivals the world’s fastest sports cars, the Model S is no golf cart. The standard Model S has an EPA-estimated range of 405 miles with dual-motor all-wheel drive and 19-inch wheels, while the more powerful Plaid version achieves 396 miles on smaller wheels. The larger 21-inch wheels on each variant reduce the maximum range.
3) Hyundai Ioniq 6
«* Price $46,615 ($1,115 including destination).
* Maximum range on electric power: 361 miles.»
After the Ioniq 5 SUV, the all-new 2023 Ioniq 6 is the second car under Hyundai’s all-electric sub-brand, with the long-range FR sedan equipped with 18-inch wheels, with an EPA-estimated maximum range of 361 miles, taking the top spot right away. If you choose all-wheel drive for this model, the maximum range is reduced to 316 miles and the 20-inch wheels to 305 miles. On the other hand, choosing the most affordable standard SE model (FR only) significantly reduces the maximum range to 240 miles.The Ioniq 6 is the latest competitor to the Tesla Model 3, barely beating the Tesla with a three-mile increase in maximum range.
4) tesla model 3
* Price $48,630.
* Maximum range on electric power: 358 miles.»
While the Model S may be the Model 3’s little brother in size and price, Tesla’s Model 3 has a unique range advantage. The long-range Model 3 has a maximum range of 358 miles, and the more powerful dual all-wheel drive variant has a range of 315 miles, second only to the Model 3. The standard Model 3 has an effective range of 272 miles.
5) tesla Model X
* Price $98,880 (including $1,390 destination).
* Maximum range on electric power: 348 miles.»
Tesla made the list in part because the range of its Model X SUV is 348 miles with all-wheel drive with two engines and 20-inch wheels. Interestingly, the Model X offers a large windshield that arcs over the front seats, Falcon Wing rear doors that open to the sky, and a small third-row seat (great for little ones who need a serious break). Come to think of it, the electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack are probably the most common parts of the extroverted Model X. The Plaid accelerates from 0-60 mph in less than three seconds, and the standard model has the longest range on a single charge.
6) Sedan Mercedes EQ EQS 450
* Price $108,550 (including destination $1,150).
* Maximum range on electric power: 340 miles.»
The EQS sedan, the first all-electric model of the Mercedes EQ sub-brand, is a competitor to the S-Class and a new rival to the Tesla Model S. The EQS 580 is also available with twin-engine all-wheel drive. The flexibility of both transmissions and the sedan’s rear steering are intriguing, but the large touchscreen and Mercedes’ extensive use of touch controls are problematic.
7) Tesla Y
«* Price $51,880 ($1,390 including destination).
* Maximum range on electric power: 330 miles.»
The Model Y SUV, which shares the same platform and powertrain as the Model 3 sedan, will be available in the 2020 model year. Like the Model 3, the Model Y has quick steering response and enough power to keep you in your seat during rapid acceleration-the long-range model with 19-inch wheels reaches a top speed of 330 mph, but buyers who want more power can opt for the 303 mph model. We bought the Model Y as a long-term test car — it’s a great car, but it’s not the most powerful.
8) rivian R1T
«* Price $74,800 (including $1,800 destination).
* Maximum range on electric power: 328 miles.»
A recent software update has significantly increased the range of the Rivian R1T pickup truck: the R1T’s range has increased from 314 to 328 miles, according to the EPA. The R1T, the first all-electric pickup currently on sale, is powered by a larger 135-kWh battery pack and is offered with a four-motor setup for about $75,000. After cutting back on the more affordable Discovery, Rivian announced a future two-motor version of the electric vehicle with a smaller, lower-capacity battery pack. We were impressed with the current R1T during our short drive, but look forward to a longer test.
9) BMW iX
«* Price $85,095 ($995 including destination).
* Maximum range on electric power: 324 miles.»
The iX, BMW’s first all-electric SUV, has a maximum range of 324 miles. This range can be achieved in the less powerful AWD xDrive50 with 20-inch wheels. Range is reduced to 274 miles in the new 2023 performance-oriented iX M60 with larger 21- or 22-inch wheels, though the price goes up. I’m not a big fan of the iX’s exterior design and touchscreen controls, but I’m looking forward to driving it.
10) Rivian R1S.
«* Price $79,800 (including $1,800 destination).
* Maximum range on electric power: 321 miles.»
Sharing the R1T’s battery pack and powertrain, the Rivian R1S electric SUV is the second electric SUV after the pickup. Like its siblings, this SUV recently received a software update that increased its range from 316 to 321 miles; the R1S’s maximum range is achieved on 21-inch wheels, while the larger 22-inch wheels reduce its range to 303 miles, according to EPA estimates, and the 20-inch wheels minimum is 289 miles.
11. ford f-150 lightning
«* Price $80,769 ($1,895 including destination).
* Maximum range on electric power: 320 miles.»
The F-150 Lightning enthusiast was originally expected to have a range of about 300 miles, but an all-electric version of the popular Ford F-150 pickup shattered that prediction, at least in the XLT and Lariat trims. Both models have a maximum range of 320 miles when equipped with the optional Extended Range battery pack. Both models have a maximum range of 320 miles when equipped with the optional Extended Range battery pack. The Lightning truck has a maximum range of 230 miles as standard. We’re impressed that the Lightning looks like a traditional F-150, but buyers will have to pay more for an all-electric F-150 Lightning than a similar F-150 with a gasoline engine.
12. BMW i7
«* Price $120,295 (including $995 at destination).
* Maximum range on electric power: 318 miles.»
The new i7 xDrive60, the electric version of the updated BMW 7 Series sedan, is positioned as BMW’s third all-electric vehicle, along with the smaller i4 sedan and the iX SUV. The i7 has two electric motors and a 101.7 kWh battery pack with a combined output of 536 hp. The full-size sedan’s maximum range is achieved on 19-inch wheels, dropping to 296 and 308 miles on 20- or 21-inch wheels, respectively.
13. Cadillac Lyriq.
«* Price $62,990 (including $1,195 at destination).
* Maximum range on electric power: 312 miles.»
The Cadillac Ric will be the luxury brand’s first all-electric model in 2022. The SUV will be powered by a 102 kWh battery pack and have two powertrain options: a 340-hp single-engine RWD and a 500-hp twin-engine AWD (the SUV’s maximum range of 312 miles falls into the former category) Orders for the 2023 model are currently closed. While the 2024 model will likely have a similar range, the new technology configuration will start at a lower price point.
14.Ford Mustang Mach-E.
«* Price $58,795 (including $1,800 at destination).
* Maximum range on electric power: 312 miles.»
The 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E was introduced for the 2021 model year with the rear-drive California Route 1 and had a range of 312 miles, the highest of any Mustang Mach-E model Ford was forced to close orders for 2022. After promising to increase production of the Mustang Mach-E, the price of the extended California Route 1 model topped $5,000. However, we drove the Mustang Mach-E and found it bland, with impressive power and useful technology marred by poor handling and occasional breakdowns.
15) Kia EV6 RWD Wind and GT-Line
«* Price $50,025 (including destination $1,325).
* Maximum range on electric power: 310 miles.»
The EV6, Kia’s first electric vehicle based on a dedicated battery EV platform (the Soul EV and Niro EV have electric powertrains built into the existing architecture), is a «hatchback? station wagon? Or SUV?» with multiple trim levels, one RWD engine and two AWD engines, and a 310-mile range applicable to the RWD Wind and GT-Line models.
16. Mercedes EQ EQS450+ SUV.
«* Price $105,550 (including $1,150 at destination).
* Maximum range on electric power: 305 miles.»
The Mercedes GLS electric car should not be confused with the Mercedes EQ EQS450 sedan. However, where the sedan lags behind is in maximum range: the EQS sedan’s maximum range is 340 miles, while the EQS450+ SUV’s range drops to 305 miles with one RWD engine and 285 miles with two EQS450 4Matic engines.
17) Nissan Ariya.
«* Price $48,525 (including $1,335 at destination).
* Maximum range on electric power: 304 miles.»
Nissan’s new battery-powered SUV, the Ariya 2023, is available with two battery options: 63 kWh for the standard range and 87 kWh for the extended range. It was originally only offered with single-engine all-wheel drive, but is now available with twin-engine all-wheel drive as well. The all-wheel-drive Venture Plus has a maximum range of 304 miles with the larger battery pack, according to EPA estimates, while the base model with the smaller battery pack has a much smaller range of 216 miles. Equal in size to its gasoline-powered Rogue counterpart, the Ariya handles like a traditional compact SUV, with a comfortable ride, precise steering and a quiet interior.
18. BMW i4 Gran Coupe
«* Price $58,095 ($995 including destination).
* Maximum range on electric power: 301 miles.»
Another all-electric BMW model, the i4 Gran Coupe, has a range of 301 miles when fitted with 18-inch wheels, and the single-engine RWD eDrive 40 has just been added to the lineup. The iX SUV and the faster, more powerful all-wheel-drive eDrive M50 are also available. The eDrive M50 is also available, but with a maximum range of only 271 miles. First impressions of the i4 are cautiously optimistic and believe it could be a legitimate competitor in the hands of the Tesla Model 3.
The threshold for this list has been changed from 200 to 300 miles, which means that many electric cars currently on sale are no longer on the list. These include the Audi e-Tron line, including the new E-Tron GT sedan, Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV, Nissan Leaf, Polestar 2, Porsche Taikan and Taikan Gran Turismo, Volkswagen ID.4 and Volvo XC40 Recharge.