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Electric Cars With the Longest Range for 2023

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Driving range is one of the biggest concerns for car shoppers considering an electric vehicle. That’s because range anxiety, the concern that your EV won’t have the battery charge needed to complete a journey, is one very strong motivating factor. Like running out of gasoline in a conventional car, driving an EV that’s suddenly out of charge is no one’s idea of fun.

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With this in mind, we gathered 18 EVs currently on sale with published ratings by the EPA for the 2023 model year that offer a minimum of 300 miles of total driving range. The vehicles vary in style and size, from luxurious SUVs and high-performance sports sedans to pickup trucks and practical crossovers. We start at the top with the car that delivers the best range per recharge, then work our way down.

All ranges are based on EPA-estimated figures but are purely estimates. We’re not including vehicles without EPA estimates, like the GMC Hummer EV pickup, at this time; manufacturer estimates also don’t cut it for this list. Your range may vary depending on a number of factors, including weather, where you drive, driving style, occupancy and more.

Prices listed here are for the specific trim that delivers the best driving range. There may be sizable differences in driving range depending on the trim you choose. Any potential local, state or federal EV tax incentives were not factored into our pricing information. This article was last updated in December 2023, so range, pricing and availability may have changed by the time you’re reading this.

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

lucid air grand touring performance 2022 002 black exterior front angle sedan scaled jpg 2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance | Manufacturer image
  • Price: $127,250 (including $1,650 destination fee)
  • Maximum electric driving range: 516 miles

The Lucid Air has dethroned the Tesla Model S and taken over as long-range champion (at least for now). Although the Air Dream Edition that offered 520 miles of range is sold out, the Grand Touring with AWD and 19-inch wheels isn’t far behind with 516 miles of range. Even the lesser model-year 2023 trims (Touring and Pure) still come in at over 400 miles of range.

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2023 Lucid Air Touring
3,528 mi.

2. Tesla Model S

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  • Price: $76,380 (including $1,390 destination)
  • Maximum electric driving range: 405 miles

The Tesla Model S is a fast, luxurious and spacious electric-powered sedan. Since it burst onto the scene back in 2012, the Model S has transformed how people view electric cars. With sharp handling and acceleration to rival some of the world’s quickest sports cars, a Model S is no golf cart. The standard Model S returns an EPA-estimated 405 miles of driving range with dual-motor AWD and 19-inch wheels, and the more powerful Plaid version tops out at a maximum 396 miles of range with smaller wheels. Larger 21-inch wheels for each variant lower the maximum range.

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2023 Tesla Model S Plaid
1,217 mi.

3. Hyundai Ioniq 6

hyundai ioniq 6 limited 2023 01 exterior front angle scaled jpg 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 | photo by Aaron Bragman
  • Price: $46,615 (including $1,115 destination)
  • Maximum electric driving range: 361 miles

The all-new 2023 Ioniq 6 is the second vehicle in Hyundai’s all-electric sub-brand, following the Ioniq 5 SUV, and the sedan’s long-range RWD variant with 18-inch wheels immediately lands toward the top of this list with an EPA-estimated 361-mile maximum range. Opting for available AWD with the long-range model drops the maximum range to 316 miles, and going with 20-inch wheels further reduces it to 305 miles. Meanwhile, choosing the most affordable SE standard-range variant (which is RWD-only) significantly reduces the max range to just 240 miles. The Ioniq 6 becomes the Tesla Model 3’s newest rival, and it barely inches out its competitor with an extra 3 miles of maximum range.

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2023 Hyundai IONIQ 6 SEL
1,696 mi.
$34,000 $4,500 price drop
Hyundai Certified
2023 Hyundai IONIQ 6 SEL
4,560 mi.

4. Tesla Model 3

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  • Price: $47,380
  • Maximum electric driving range: 358 miles

It might be the little brother to the Model S in terms of overall size and price, but Tesla’s Model 3 holds its own when it comes to delivering plenty of range. The Model 3’s Long Range variant offers the highest range at 358 miles, and the more powerful Performance variant with dual-motor AWD steps up as the next highest Model 3 with 315 miles of range. Meanwhile, the Standard Range Model 3 offers a useful 272 miles of range.

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2023 Tesla Model 3 Base
31,615 mi.
$23,774 $3,164 price drop
2023 Tesla Model 3 Base
31,567 mi.
$23,779 $3,182 price drop

5. Tesla Model X

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  • Price: $81,380 (including $1,390 destination)
  • Maximum electric driving range: 348 miles

Tesla has a strong presence on this list thanks in part to the 348 miles of range offered in the Model X SUV with dual-motor AWD and 20-inch wheels. Quirky features found in the Model X include a massive windshield that arcs over the front seats, rear Falcon Wing doors that open skyward and an available small third-row seat (an option best reserved for small children who need a serious timeout). Come to think of it, the electric motors and lithium-ion battery pack are probably the most normal aspects of the extroverted Model X. The Plaid model needs less than three seconds to sprint from 0-60 mph, but it’s the standard variant that delivers the longest range per charge.

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2023 Tesla Model X X
20,000 mi.

6. Mercedes-EQ EQS450 Sedan

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  • Price: $108,550 (including $1,150 destination)
  • Maximum electric driving range: 340 miles

The first all-electric model in Mercedes’ EQ sub-brand, the EQS Sedan arrived in 2022 as a battery-powered counterpart for the S-Class and a new rival for the Tesla Model S. For 2022, the sedan’s RWD, single-motor 450+ variant offered the highest range in the lineup at 350 miles, but it hasn’t yet received an EPA rating for 2023; instead, the runner-up is the 450 4Matic, which adds a second motor and AWD for a range of 340 miles. The EQS580 model is also available with the dual-motor AWD setup. We were fans of both powertrains and the sedans’ nimbleness with rear-wheel steering, but we had issues with the large touchscreen display and Mercedes’ decision to rely on lots of touch-sensitive controls.

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7. Tesla Model Y

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  • Price: $49,880 (including $1,390 destination)
  • Maximum electric driving range: 330 miles

With the same platform and powertrain as the Model 3 sedan, the Model Y SUV was introduced for the 2020 model year. Like the Model 3, the Model Y offers quick steering reflexes and enough power to pin you into your seat under hard acceleration. While the Long Range variant with 19-inch wheels lands on top at 330 miles, shoppers looking for the most power can opt for the Performance model, which still gets 303 miles of range. We bought a Model Y as a long-term test vehicle, and you can follow along with our ownership experience.

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2023 Tesla Model Y Base
2,744 mi.

8. Rivian R1T

rivian r1t 01 black blue exterior front angle truck scaled jpg 2022 Rivian R1T | photo by Joe Wiesenfelder
  • Price: $74,800 (including $1,800 destination)
  • Maximum electric driving range: 328 miles

Following a recent software update, the Rivian R1T pickup truck saw a notable range boost: The R1T’s EPA-rated range has climbed from 314 to 328 miles. The first fully electric pickup of the current crop to go on sale, the R1T gets a large 135-kilowatt-hour battery pack and a quad-motor setup for a starting price of nearly $75,000. After cutting the more affordable Explore Package, Rivian has announced a dual-motor version of the EV with a smaller, lower-range battery will be available in the future. We’ve found the current R1T impressive in our brief time behind the wheel but look forward to a lengthier test.

9. BMW iX

bmw ix 2022 01 angle exterior front orange jpg 2022 BMW iX | photo by Aaron Bragman
  • Price: $88,095 (including $995 destination)
  • Maximum electric driving range: 324 miles

BMW’s first all-electric SUV, the iX joins our list with a maximum range of 324 miles. You can achieve that range in the less powerful AWD xDrive50 with 20-inch wheels; prices increase and range dips with larger 21- or 22-inch wheels, dropping even further to 274 miles in the new performance-oriented 2023 iX M60 with 22-inch wheels. We’re not huge fans of the iX’s exterior design or its touch-sensitive controls, but we are looking forward to driving it.

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2023 BMW iX M60
6,251 mi.
2023 BMW iX xDrive50
11,429 mi.
$63,998 $486 price drop

10. Rivian R1S

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  • Price: $79,800 (including $1,800 destination)
  • Maximum electric driving range: 321 miles

The Rivian R1S electric SUV, which shares the R1T’s battery pack and powertrain, follows the pickup as the second of the automaker’s vehicles to launch. Like its sibling, the SUV recently got a software update that boosted range from 316 to 321 miles. The R1S’ maximum range is achieved with 21-inch wheels, while larger 22-inch wheels drop EPA-estimated range to 303 miles and 20-inch wheels come in with the lowest rating at 289 miles.

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2023 Rivian R1S Adventure
3,300 mi.
$79,900 $2,600 price drop
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11. Ford F-150 Lightning

ford f 150 lightning lariat 2022 17 exterior front angle dynamic towing scaled jpg 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning | photo by Christian Lantry
  • Price: $72,490 (including $1,895 destination)
  • Maximum electric driving range: 320 miles

The hotly anticipated F-150 Lightning was initially expected to have around 300 miles of range, but the all-electric version of Ford’s popular F-150 pickup beat that estimate, at least for the XLT and Lariat trims. Both variants, with the optional extended-range battery pack, have maximum ranges of 320 miles. The loaded Platinum only comes with the extended-range pack and tops out at 300 miles. Standard-range Lightning trucks top out at 230 miles of range. We’ve been very impressed with how much the Lightning manages to feel like a traditional F-150, though buyers will have to pay a premium for an all-electric F-150 Lightning compared to a similar gas-powered F-150.

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2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro
$50,645 MSRP $62,395

$7,500 price drop

2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro
$50,645 MSRP $62,395

$7,500 price drop

12. BMW i7

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  • Price: $120,295 (including $995 destination)
  • Maximum electric driving range: 318 miles

An electrified variant of BMW’s redesigned 7 Series sedan, the all-new i7 xDrive60 joins the smaller i4 sedan and iX SUV as the automaker’s third fully electric vehicle. Its maximum range of 318 miles lands it behind the iX but ahead of the i4. The i7 is powered by dual electric motors and a 101.7-kWh battery pack for a combined 536 horsepower. The full-size sedan’s maximum range comes with 19-inch wheels, while going with 20- or 21-inch wheels drops the range to 296 and 308 miles, respectively.

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13. Cadillac Lyriq

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  • Price: $62,990 (including $1,195 destination)
  • Maximum electric driving range: 312 miles

The Cadillac Lyriq arrived for 2022 as the luxury brand’s first all-electric model. The SUV comes with a 102-kWh battery pack and offers two powertrain options, including 340-hp single-motor RWD and 500-hp dual-motor AWD (the SUV’s maximum range of 312 miles comes in the former). Orders for the 2023 Lyriq are currently closed; however, the 2024 model will likely offer similar range figures and a lower starting price for the new Tech trim.

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2023 Cadillac LYRIQ Luxury
4,770 mi.
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2023 Cadillac LYRIQ Luxury
4,128 mi.

14. Ford Mustang Mach-E

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  • Price: $59,295 (including $1,800 destination)
  • Maximum electric driving range: 312 miles

Introduced for the 2021 model year, the 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E — in the California Route 1 trim — has 312 miles of driving range, the highest of all Mustang Mach-E models. Following Ford’s commitment to boost production of the Mustang Mach-E after being forced to close orders in 2022, the extended-range California Route 1 returns with a price cut of over $5,000. We’ve found our time in the Mustang Mach-E to be hit or miss, however, with impressive power and useful tech marred by a harsh ride and occasional glitches.

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2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium
13,400 mi.
2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium
$47,000 MSRP $52,530

$530 price drop

15. Kia EV6

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  • Price: $50,025 (including $1,325 destination)
  • Maximum electric driving range: 310 miles

Kia’s first EV on a dedicated battery-electric vehicle platform (the Soul EV and Niro EV fit electric powertrains into those vehicles’ existing architectures), the EV6 is another in the “Is it a hatchback? A wagon? An SUV?” styling category. Available in multiple trim levels and single-motor RWD or dual-motor AWD, the range crown belongs to the RWD Wind and GT-Line variants with 310 miles.

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2023 Kia EV6 GT-Line
3,792 mi.
2023 Kia EV6 Wind
16,421 mi.
$33,200 $305 price drop

16. Mercedes-EQ EQS450+ SUV

mercedes eqs 2023 008 dynamic exterior front angle grey suv scaled jpg 2023 Mercedes-EQ EQS SUV | Manufacturer image
  • Price: $105,550 (including $1,150 destination)
  • Maximum electric driving range: 305 miles

Not to be confused with the Mercedes-EQ EQS450 Sedan it otherwise confusingly shares its name with, Mercedes’ electric GLS brings a handful of improvements over its lower-riding counterpart, such as a more comfortable second row and a larger cargo area. One area where it falls short of the sedan, however, is maximum range: While the EQS Sedan’s 340-mile range lands it toward the top of the list, the EQS450+ SUV falls toward the bottom with a maximum 305 miles in single-motor RWD configuration; the dual-motor EQS450 4Matic drops max range to 285 miles.

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2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+ Base
10,393 mi.
2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+ Sedan
11,178 mi.
$57,995 $330 price drop

17. Nissan Ariya

nissan ariya 2023 03 exterior dynamic front angle scaled jpg 2023 Nissan Ariya | photo by Christian Lantry
  • Price: $48,525 (including $1,335 destination)
  • Maximum electric driving range: 304 miles

Nissan’s new battery-powered SUV, the 2023 Ariya, is available with two battery options: a standard-range 63-kWh battery pack and an extended-range 87-kWh battery. Initially available only with single-motor FWD, the SUV is now also offered with a dual-motor AWD setup for both battery choices. When coupled with FWD in the Venture Plus model, the larger battery brings a maximum of 304 miles of range according to EPA estimates; meanwhile, the base model with the smaller battery gets a significantly lower range of 216 miles. Comparable in size to its gas-powered Rogue sibling, the Ariya also drives like a traditional compact SUV with a comfortable ride, precise steering and a quiet cabin.

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2023 Nissan ARIYA EMPOWER+
6,189 mi.
2023 Nissan ARIYA ENGAGE
7,899 mi.

18. BMW i4 Gran Coupe

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  • Price: $58,095 (including $995 destination)
  • Maximum electric driving range: 301 miles

Also coming in just over the wire is BMW’s other all-electric model, the i4 Gran Coupe, which in its single-motor RWD eDrive40 guise is good for 301 miles of range with 18-inch wheels. As with many other vehicles on the list, when equipped with larger wheels, the price goes up and the range goes down. Like the iX SUV, there’s a more powerful eDrive M50 variant that’s much quicker and is AWD, but its maximum range is just 271 miles. Our initial impressions of the i4 are guardedly optimistic, and we think the Tesla Model 3 has a legitimate challenger on its hands.

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2023 BMW i4 Gran Coupe eDrive35
9,732 mi.
2023 BMW i4 Gran Coupe eDrive35
8,878 mi.

With the switch to a 300-mile threshold from a 200-mile one for this list, many EVs currently on sale no longer made the cut. That includes the Audi e-Tron family, including the new E-Tron GT sedan; Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV; Nissan Leaf; Polestar 2; Porsche Taycan and Taycan Gran Turismo; Volkswagen ID.4; and Volvo XC40 Recharge.

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