Longest Range Electric Cars, Ranked
These 2022 model-year battery-electric cars can travel the farthest on a full charge.
The world is changing, and while gasoline-powered vehicles will continue to roam the streets for decades to come, federal emissions targets and eco-friendly consumers are pushing auto manufacturers to innovate. The result is a rapidly growing number of new electric vehicles. And with new technology comes new designs, new features, and new challenges. So while EVs might be saddled by slow charge times, lower range, and higher curb weights than their gas counterparts, they also deliver instant torque and, in some cases, mind-boggling power. Though our love of the visceral, noise-producing cars of today is not likely to fade, the variety of new EVs brought to market makes it easy to get excited about tomorrow.
This list of the longest-range electric cars is limited to new models sold in America, ranked by their EPA combined driving range—from the shortest to the longest. To keep things simple, we've only listed the longest-range version of each given electric car. We also included each vehicle's base price and EPA MPGe rating, the EV equivalent of miles per gallon. Although we haven't tested each of the longest-range models under our own EV highway range testing procedure, we've provided the data where possible. But it is driving range that tells you how practical an EV will be in daily use. Somewhere in this list might be the EV with the right range for you.
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32. 2022 Mazda MX-30: 100 Miles
The adorable Mazda MX-30 is about the same size as its gas-powered subcompact crossover CX-30 stablemate, but it uses a 143-hp front-wheel-drive electric powertrain and unlike the CX-30, is not offered with all-wheel drive. Despite this electric car's limited range, the MX-30 is one of the more stylish choices. It uses rear-hinged back doors and a floating center console to maximize space in the cockpit. It has a 30.0-kWh battery pack, which contributes to its lower EPA-estimated 100 miles of range, but Mazda did promise a plug-in-hybrid version will arrive later in 2022 with better range.
- Price: $34,645
- EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 92/98/85 MPGe MORE MX-30 SPECS
31. 2022 Mini Cooper SE: 114 Miles
With a starting price of $30,750, the Mini Cooper SE is one of the most affordable ways to get into a new electric vehicle. While its EPA-estimated 114-mile range limits usability, we found the hatchback to be as fun and engaging as its gas-powered twin. With the 2022 model year came new standard equipment such as an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment display and a heated steering wheel, along with minor exterior upgrades. According to Mini, fast-charging allows the Mini Cooper Electric to charge to 80 percent in just 35 minutes, while home-charging will restore full power from empty in a respectable four hours.
- Price: $30,750
- EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 110/119/100 MPGe MORE COOPER ELECTRIC INFO
30. 2022 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo: 215 Miles
The wagonized version of the Porsche Taycan comes standard with all-wheel drive and an adjustable air suspension. Power is supplied by two electric motors with total outputs ranging between 469 and 750 horsepower. Both the Taycan Cross Turismo 4 and 4S share an EPA-estimated 215 miles of range, the top for this model, but far off from the longest range EVs available today. Range for the 750-hp Turbo S version drops to 202 miles. Although the wagon has a slightly shorter range than its sedan counterpart, it still uses Porsche's 800-volt architecture to turbocharge the DC fast-charging experience.
- Price: $95,050
- EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 76/77/76 MPGe
29. 2022 Audi e-tron: 222 Miles
Available as either an SUV or Sportback, the Audi e-tron delivers typical Audi refinement in a gas-free package. Power comes from two electric motors, which, when working in conjunction, spit out a maximum of 402 horsepower. During testing, the e-tron shot to 60 mph in the low five-second range. Speaking of range, our tester was only able to eke out 190 highway miles, 32 fewer than advertised.
- Price: $67,995
- EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 78/77/78 MPGe MORE E-TRON SPECS
28. 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge: 223 Miles
The Volvo XC40 Recharge gets extra range for 2022, though its driving range still falls short of the longest-range electric cars sold today. Starting at $56,395, standard equipment includes 402 horsepower, all-wheel drive, adaptive cruise control, and automated emergency braking. The 2021 XC40 we tested hit 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds, a full two seconds quicker than its most powerful gasoline-powered version.
- Price: $56,395
- EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 85/92/79 MPGe MORE XC40 RECHARGE SPECS
27. 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge: 226 Miles
The Volvo C40 Recharge uses the same electric powertrain as the XC40 Recharge and Polestar 2. The C40 comes standard with all-wheel drive and gets an EPA-estimated 226 miles of range. The 402 horsepower powertrain has a claimed zero-to-60-mph in 4.7 seconds, 0.6 second slower than the Polestar 2 we've previously tested.
- Price: $59,845
- EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 87/94/80 MPGe MORE C40 RECHARGE SPECS
26. 2022 Nissan Leaf: 226 Miles
While the Nissan Leaf lacks the flash or impressive driving range of some other EVs, as one of the first mass-produced EVs sold in America, it was once a trailblazer. After 11 years, the Leaf, with its $28,375 base price (making it the cheapest EV on the market for 2022), continues to offer eco-friendly transportation to those with modest commutes and modest budgets. Of the five available trim levels, we’d choose the S Plus. Not only does it offer the longest range (226 miles) in the Leaf model line, but it also comes with a more powerful 214-hp motor.
- Price: $33,375
- EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 108/118/97 MPGe MORE LEAF SPECS
25. 2022 Porsche Taycan: 227 Miles
The Porsche Taycan is one of the few EVs on the market that moves like a sports car. In our testing, a Turbo S hit 60 mph in just 2.4 seconds and pulled 0.99 g on the skidpad. Those are numbers that border on hypercar territory. All of this speed comes at a cost, though. The aforementioned Turbo S starts at $186,350. The more frugal among us, however, can still enjoy the perks of Porsche’s excellent EV. Entry pricing for a base rear-wheel-drive model is a somewhat more accessible $84,050. The rear-drive Taycan with the Battery Plus package starts at $89,830 and gets an EPA-estimated 225-mile range. The most range available for the Taycan is had with the 4S and optional Battery Plus package at 227 miles. Range is only part of the story: Every Taycan uses an 800-volt architecture that allows a peak charging rate of 270 kilowatts, making charging times reasonable when utilizing DC fast-chargers.
- Price: $110,720
- EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 77/75/81 MPGe MORE TAYCAN SPECS
24. 2022 Jaguar I-Pace: 234 Miles
The I-Pace is Jaguar’s first shot at a slice of the EV market. We found the sporty crossover’s driving dynamics to be sharp and exciting despite its nearly 5000-pound curb weight. Responsible for moving that weight around is a motor at each axle collectively putting out 394 horsepower and 512 pound-feet of torque. The I-Pace’s interior houses aggressive seats, a sleek dashboard, and lots of technology. The standard infotainment system boasts a 10.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
- Price: $71,050
- EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 76/80/72 MPGe MORE I-PACE SPECS
23. 2022 Audi e-tron GT: 238 Miles
The Audi e-tron can be had in two different power levels that don't really affect range much. The 522-hp e-tron GT gets the most range at an EPA-estimated 238 miles (the longest range e-tron GT currently available); not far off from that is the 637-hp RS e-tron GT with up to 232 miles. The RS e-tron GT we recently tested actually beat its EPA-estimated range during our 75-mph highway route with 240 miles on a single charge. It also hit 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds. That's one of the quickest cars we've ever tested. These e-tron GTs use 800-volt architecture, like what's found on the Porsche Taycan, to minimize charging when plugged into DC fast-chargers.
- Price: $103,445
- EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 82/81/83 MPGe MORE E-TRON GT SPECS
22. 2022 Kia Niro EV: 239 Miles
Crossovers such as the Kia Niro EV give us a glimpse into an EV-dominated future. Void of pomp and circumstance, the Niro EV is simply a people mover powered by electricity. At its $41,165 base price, the Niro EV has a 64.0-kWh battery that provides a maximum EPA-estimated range of 239 miles, although our real-world testing returned just 180 miles. Unlike some of its competitors, the Niro EV sports a fairly conventional-looking interior, although we found its second row a bit tighter than we'd prefer.
- Price: $41,165
- EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 112/123/102 MPGe MORE NIRO EV SPECS
21. 2022 Audi Q4 e-tron: 241 Miles
It's easy to get lost in the numerical soup that is electric vehicle specs, model names, battery capacities, and charging power. The Audi Q4 e-tron 40 and 50 models don't help matters. The rear-drive base e-tron 40 model uses a single 201-hp motor, but the EPA hasn't rated that model yet. Still, we expect the Q4 e-tron 40 to offer the longest range in the model line. The 295-hp dual-motor all-wheel-drive model, dubbed the e-tron 50, gets an EPA-estimated 241 miles on a single charge. Both versions use the same 77.0-kWh battery pack that can charge at speeds up to 125 kW with DC fast-charging. Feeling dizzy yet? The Q4 e-tron is another step in Audi's goal of achieving a 30 percent electrified global lineup by 2025.
- Price: $45,095
- EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway:95/100/89 MPGe MORE Q4 E-TRON SPECS
20. 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV: 247 Miles
The Chevy Bolt EUV shares the same underpinnings and 200-hp electric powertrain as the smaller Bolt EV hatchback (mentioned farther down this list). The EUV is 6.3 inches longer with a more spacious interior, but according to the EPA, gets 12 miles less range than the smaller Bolt. However, during our 75-mph highway test, we managed just 190 miles, 57 miles short of its EPA estimate.
- Price: $34,495
- EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 115/125/104 MPGe
19. 2022 Hyundai Kona Electric: 258 Miles
The Hyundai Kona Electric easily fits the classic Hyundai mold. It’s well priced, well designed, and has an advertised 258 miles of range. Of the three trim levels available, the midrange Limited model, which starts at $43,725, offers the best value. We were impressed by the Kona Electric’s interior space, which is identical to that of the gas version, despite the addition of a sometimes space-robbing battery.
- Price: $35,225
- EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 120/132/108 mpg MORE KONA ELECTRIC SPECS
18. Chevrolet Bolt EV: 259 Miles
Chevrolet’s small electric hatchback gets a full revamp for the 2022 model year along with a nice $5500 price cut. The Chevy Bolt is available in two trim levels: 1LT and 2LT, the former of which starts at $32,495. The new Bolt EV's single electric motor puts out 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. A 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment display is standard along with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and automatic high-beams.
- Price: $32,495
- EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 120/131/109 MPGe
17. 2022 Polestar 2: 270 Miles
The Polestar 2's single-motor version has the most range with an EPA-estimated 270 miles. It starts at $47,200. In this configuration, the Polestar 2 has a total output of 231 horsepower and offers 270 miles of range—the longest range of any Polestar 2 model. A dual-motor version has 408 horsepower and gets an EPA-estimated 249 miles of range. The price difference between the two is only $4000. That makes the dual-motor totally worth it to a potential buyer favoring urgency over maximum efficiency. We found the Polestar 2’s large, 11.2-inch infotainment display especially appealing due to its use of Android Automotive OS, a new operating system that has native Google Maps support as well as a host of useful, EV-specific tools.
- Price: $47,200
- EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 107/113/100 MPGe MORE POLESTAR 2 SPECS
16. 2022 Volkswagen ID.4: 275 Miles
The Volkswagen ID.4 is the beginning of VW's EV push. Rear-drive is standard with 201 horsepower (the base rear-drive Pro offers the longest range of this VW electric car, too, with 275 miles, per the EPA), and available all-wheel-drive models have 302 horsepower. Pricing for the ID.4 starts at $42,524. We managed 190 miles in our real-world 75-mph range test, though it's worth noting that it was tested during near-freezing temperatures.
- Price: $42,524
- EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 112/121/102 MPGe MORE ID.4 SPECS
15. 2022 BMW i4: 301 miles
Based on the BMW 3-series, the i4 is a four-door with a single rear-mounted 335-hp electric motor. When optioned with the 18-inch wheels, the i4 eDrive40 gets an EPA-estimated 301 miles of range. Spring for the 19-inch wheels, and range drops to 282 miles. There's also a 536 horsepower i4 M50 that adds an additional motor up front. As usual, the most athletic version gets less mileage, with the M50 rated at 245 miles.
- Price: $56,395
- EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 109/109/108 MPGe
14. 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5: 303 Miles
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is the most affordable way to get into the 300-mile club. Most trim levels get an EPA-estimated 303 miles of range in rear-wheel-drive guise—the longest range Hyundai currently squeezes out of its mid-size electric SUV—while the range for all-wheel-drive Ioniq 5s drops to 256 miles. The standard range rear-drive model only has 168 horsepower with 220 miles of range but is considerably cheaper, starting at $41,245.
- Price: $41,245
- EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 114/132/98 MPGe
13. 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E: 305 Miles
Applying the Mustang nameplate to an all-electric crossover was a controversial move, but unlike some past Mustangs, the Mach-E at least makes plenty of power. The Mach-E GT Performance Edition puts down 480 horsepower and gets to 60 mph in a claimed 3.9 seconds. The EPA gave that model a 260-mile range estimate. The base Select trim starts at $43,995 but makes only 266 horsepower and charges slower than other versions. Those looking for the maximum range will want the rear-wheel-drive California Route 1. In that guise, the Mach-E’s EPA estimate of 305 miles is a 75-mile improvement over the base model and the longest range variant of this electric SUV.
- Price: $51,875
- EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 101/108/94 MPGe
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