One of the biggest worries around electric cars remains range anxiety, with buyers concerned about running out of juice mid-journey.
Early models certainly struggled to offer useful long-distance performance but the latest generation of electric cars have moved the game on substantially. Most models have sufficient range to tackle several days of average commuting on a charge and the longest-legged examples are now offering well over 250 miles at a time.
This year is set to bring a host of new EVs with ever more impressive range but for now we’ve rounded up the longest-range EVs that you can actually order right now. Just be aware that deliveries on some won’t begin until later in the year.
5. Skoda Enyaq - 333 miles
The Enyaq is based on the same EV platform as the ID.3 below but Skoda’s take on the electric family SUV falls slightly shorter in the range stakes, managing a respectable 333 miles in iV 80 guise. Not only does this offer more range than the iV 60 variant but it also offers 201bhp against the cheaper car’s 177bhp.
6. Volkswagen ID.3 - 336 miles
The first ground-up electric car from the inventors of the people’s car, the ID.3 is a significant model in the automotive landscape. There are seven variants to choose from and even the lowliest of those manages 258 miles on a charge. But for the ultimate in range, the £42,290, Tour Pro S version will eke out its 77kWh battery to cover 336 miles.
7. Tesla Model 3 - 360 miles
Tesla does quote WLTP figures for its smallest model and those reach as high as 360 miles for the long-range version of the compact saloon. Priced from £49,990, the top-spec Model 3 comes with a twin-motor, all-wheel-drive platform promising supercar-rivalling acceleration alongside that impressive range.
8. Ford Mustang Mach-e - 379 miles
The Mach-e is a radical departure from the usual Mustang formula, being a large, battery-powered SUV rather than a V8 sports coupe. But it shares some of the performance ambition of the muscle car, offering between 290 and 346bhp and 0-62mph times as low as 5.1 seconds from the highest-spec car. Best range, however, is achieved by the lower-powered, two-wheel drive version, which manages 379 miles in extended range format and costs from £49,980.