Most EV shoppers are concerned with one number and it isn’t the price. EVs are commonly ranked by range when compared to each other. So which EVs cause range anxiety and which can go the distance?
Tesla Model S
The model S changed the EV market. Its high price tag was predicted to slow down sales, but the EV excel expectations. For EV shoppers, price is not a primary concern. Buyers were happy to hand over the base price of $81,190 for an EV with excellent exterior styling, a sleek minimalist interior, and the best range of any EV, up to 373 miles.
Tesla Model 3
With a combined EPA range of 353 miles, the Tesla Model 3 has one of the most extended ranges on the EV market. It’s quick, accelerating from zero to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds.
Tesla Model X
The Tesla Model X has the largest touchscreen infotainment system in the segment. It can travel 328 miles before needing to be recharged. This long-range eliminates the anxiety many EV owners feel.
Tesla Model Y
Tesla pulls out an impressive 326 miles from the extended range all-wheel drive option of the Model Y. The base model range is closer to 300 miles.
Ford Mustang Mach E
The Mustang Mach E puts out 634 ft-lbs of torque, more than the V-8 Shelby Mustang GT500. It can travel a range o 300 miles before needing to be charged. The Mustang Mach E accelerates from zero to 60 in 5.1 seconds.
Chevy Bolt EV
The Chevy Bolt is a popular option with a range of 259 miles. It beats out the Tesla Model 3 Short Range Plus at a much lower price point.
The Volkwagen ID.4 has a range of 250 miles. Its price and range put it on par with the Kona Electric and Mustang Mach E. Starting at the base price of $41,190, the ID.4 is an affordable option.
Kia Niro EV
The Kia Niro EV is an often overlooked option. It doesn’t have the pickup of some of its competitors and accelerates from zero to 60 in 6.5 seconds. It does have a respectable range at 239 miles.
This is the first EV model on offer from Jaguar. It makes a strong competitor for the Tesla Model X. Starting at $70,875, the Jaguar sells for significantly less. This luxury option accelerates from zero to 60 in under 5 seconds. The whole family can ride along as the I-pace offers seating for 5. Its full battery range is 234 miles. Not the best range in the segment, but a respectable number.
The Polestar 2 has an EPA combined range of 222 miles per charge. This understated and sophisticated EV accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds. It’s the first car to use Google’s Android operating system.
Audi e-tron and Audi Sportback (tied)
The Audi e-Tron has a battery range of 222 miles, tying it with the Porsche Taycan. The smaller sleeker e-Tron Sportback nets 4 miles less in range at 218. The full-size third-row SUV is heavier than a Ram 1500 but still accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds. Starting at $66,995, this EV is a great competitor in its price range. Some options have a towing capacity of 4,000
Hyundai Kona Electric
The Hyundai Kona Electric has impressed all around. Car and Driver awarded it a spot on its 10 Best Trucks and SUVs list. Its range of 258 miles is competitive with similar models.
Volvo XC40 Recharge
This all-wheel drive compact crossover accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds. The Volvo XC40 Recharge can travel 208 miles on a full battery. This is an affordable alternative to an I-Pace.
The Porsche Taycan (pronounced TIE-Kahn) is the first EV produced by the luxury brand. This EV is the biggest competitor of the Tesla Model S in desirability, but it’s the least efficient and most expensive of the EV pack. Every $105,150 Taycan is available with all-wheel drive and has a range of 222 miles.
This economy option offers an impressive 170 miles per charge. It features an impressive infotainment system. This is one of the best options for budget shoppers.
The quirky BMW i3 instantly grabs attention with its rear suicide doors. Its range of 153 miles is the middle of the pack for a car in this price range.
The Nissan Leaf was the most popular EV on earth. Its range of 149 miles per charge is beat by its main competitor, the Chevy Bolt.
The Mini Electric has a mini range compared to some of its competitors. At 110 miles of travel range [per charge, it’s not making headlines.