EV adoption has grown rapidly in recent years, but many prospective buyers still have doubts about electric car ranges. In fact, most new car buyers chose range anxiety – the concern about how far an EV can drive on a full charge – as their top inhibitor to purchasing electric cars. Thanks to improvements in battery technology, the average range of electric cars has improved tremendously.
As automakers roll out new models, electric car ranges are likely to continue increasing. It’s important to note that EV ranges can change depending on external conditions. In theory, EV ranges depend on battery capacity and motor efficiency, but real-world results can vary based on several factors:
- Weather: At temperatures below 20℉ (-6.7℃), EVs can lose around 12% of their range, rising to 41% if heating is turned on inside the vehicle. On the contrary, when driven at optimal temperatures of about 70℉ (21.5℃), EVs can exceed their rated range.
- Operating conditions: Thanks to regenerative braking, EVs may extend their maximum range during city driving.
- Speed: When driving at high speeds, EV motors spin faster at a less efficient rate. This may result in range loss.
Here are top 10 longest range EVs in the world.
|Rank||Car model||Range on full charge|
|1.||Lucid Air||516 mi (830 km)|
|2.||Tesla Model S||405 mi (652 km)|
|3.||Hyundai Ioniq 6||361 mi (581 km)|
|4.||Tesla Model 3||358 mi (576 km)|
|5.||Mercedes-Benz EQS||350 mi (563 km)|
|6.||Tesla Model X||348 mi (560 km)|
|7.||Tesla Model Y||330 mi (531 km)|
|8.||GMC Hummer EV Pickup||329 mi (529 km)|
|9.||Rivian R1T||328 mi (528 km)|
|10.||BMW iX||324 mi (521 km)|