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Electric Cars With the Longest Range

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Editor’s note: This story was updated on May 24, 2022, with more models and updated range figures.

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 14 EVs currently on sale with published ratings by the EPA for the 2022 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 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 May 2022, so range, pricing and availability may have changed by the time you’re reading this.

Electric Cars With the Longest Range

  1. 2022 Lucid Air Dream Edition R all-wheel drive: 520 miles
  2. 2022 Tesla Model S Dual-Motor AWD: 405 miles
  3. 2022 Tesla Model 3 Long Range Dual-Motor AWD: 358 miles
  4. 2022 Tesla Model X Dual-Motor AWD: 351 miles
  5. 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS 450: 350 Miles
  6. 2022 Tesla Model Y Long Range Dual-Motor AWD: 330 miles
  7. 2022 BMW iX xDrive50: 324 miles
  8. 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning: 320 miles
  9. 2022 Rivian R1S: 316 miles
  10. 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E RWD California Route 1: 314 miles
  11. 2022 Rivian R1T: 314 miles
  12. 2022 Kia EV6 Long Range rear-wheel drive: 310 miles
  13. 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Long Range RWD: 303 miles
  14. 2022 BMW i4 eDrive40 Gran Coupe: 301 miles

1. 2022 Lucid Air Dream Edition R AWD With 19-Inch Wheels

lucid-air-2022-01-bronze-dynamic-exterior-front-angle-sedan 2022 Lucid Air | Cars.com photo by Christian Lantry
  • Price: $169,000 (excluding destination fee)
  • Maximum electric driving range: 520 miles

The Lucid Air has dethroned the Tesla Model S and taken over as long-range champion (at least for now). Available in a variety of trims, the longest-range Air is the 520-mile Dream R with AWD and 19-inch wheels. Even more incredibly, every version of the Air has a longer range than any other currently available EV — the lowest-rated model, the high-performance Dream P with the least-efficient 21-inch wheels, clocks in at a healthy 451 miles of range.

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2. 2022 Tesla Model S With 19-Inch Wheels

tesla-model-s-2021-blue-exterior-dynamic-profile-oem.jpg Tesla Model S | Manufacturer image
  • Price: $96,190, including $1,200 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. With 19-inch wheels, the standard Model S returns an EPA-estimated 405 miles of driving range. The more powerful Plaid version tops out at a maximum 396 miles of range with smaller wheels. Larger 21-inch wheels for each variant lowers the maximum range.

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3. 2022 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD With 18-Inch Wheels

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  • Price: $47,190, including $1,200 destination
  • Maximum electric driving range: 353 miles

It might be the little brother to the Model S in terms of overall size and price, but the Tesla Model 3 isn’t overshadowed when it comes to delivering plenty of range. The trim that delivers the most miles per charge is the available Long Range version, which starts at approximately $47,000. While the Standard Range Plus Model 3 delivers a useful 263 miles of range and the powerful Performance provides 315 miles, the Long Range version ups this number to 353 miles.

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4. 2022 Tesla Model X With 20-Inch Wheels

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  • Price: $106,190, including $1,200 destination
  • Maximum electric driving range: 351 miles

Tesla has a strong presence on this list thanks in part to the 351 miles of range offered in the Model X SUV. 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 3 seconds to sprint from 0-60 mph, but it’s the standard variant that delivers the EPA-estimated 351 miles of driving range. As of January 2022, the previously available Long Range Plus variant and its 370-plus miles of range is not part of Tesla’s configurator.

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5. 2022 Mercedes-EQ EQS 450 Plus

mercedes-benz-eqs-450-2022-01-exterior-profile-sedan-silver Mercedes-EQ EQS450 Plus | Cars.com photo by Aaron Bragman
  • Price: $103,360, including $1,050 destination
  • Maximum electric driving range: 350 miles

A newcomer for the 2022 model year is the Mercedes-EQ EQS sedan, with the lower-level RWD and single-motor 450 Plus offering the most range in the lineup at a still-impressive 350 miles. The range-topping 580 version drops 10 miles of range in exchange for an additional motor, AWD and more. We were fans of both powertrains and the sedans’ nimbleness with rear-wheel steering but had issues with the large touchscreen display and Mercedes’ decision to rely on lots of touch-sensitive controls.

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6. 2022 Tesla Model Y Long Range With 19-Inch Wheels

Tesla Model Y Tesla Model Y | Manufacturer image
  • Price: $60,190, including $1,200 destination
  • Maximum electric driving range: 330 miles

With the same platform and powertrain as the current 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. Those looking for the most power can opt for the Performance model, which has 303 miles of range. We bought a Model Y recently, and you can follow along with our ownership experience.

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7. 2022 BMW iX xDrive50

bmw-ix-2022-01-angle-exterior-front-orange.jpg 2022 BMW iX | Cars.com photo by Aaron Bragman
  • Price: $84,195, including $995 destination
  • Maximum electric driving range: 324 miles

BMW’s first all-electric SUV, the iX, joins the list in seventh place with a respectable 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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8. 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

ford-f150-lightning-2022-01-exterior-blue-front-angle 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning | Cars.com photo by Jonathan Earley
  • Price: $74,269, including $1,795 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 of those trucks, 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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9. 2022 Rivian R1S

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  • Price: $71,075, including $1,075 destination
  • Maximum electric driving range: 316 miles

Rivian’s first entry on this list is the R1S electric SUV, which will be the second of the automaker’s vehicles to launch. Despite the availability of all-terrain tires and multiple wheel sizes and styles, the EPA currently has only one range rating for the R1S, though it’s likely that those choices will impact overall range.

10. 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E California Route 1 RWD

ford-mach-e-rwd-california-route-1-2021-exterior-dynamic-oem-rear angle.jpeg 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E | Manufacturer image
  • Price: $53,875, including $1,100 destination
  • Maximum electric driving range: 314 miles

Introduced for the 2021 model year, the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E — in the rear-drive California Route 1 trim — has 314 miles of driving range, up from the 2021 model’s EPA-estimated 305 miles. We’ve found our time in the Mustang Mach-E to be hit or miss, with impressive power and useful tech marred by a harsh ride and occasional glitches. Good luck, however, trying to find one: Ford announced in April that all orders for the 2022 Mustang Mach-E were closed, after previously closing orders for specific trims, including the California Route 1.

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11. 2022 Rivian R1T

rivian-r1t-01-black-blue-exterior-front-angle-truck 2022 Rivian R1T | Cars.com photo by Joe Wiesenfelder
  • Price: $68,575, including $1,075 destination
  • Maximum electric driving range: 314 miles

Close behind its SUV sibling is the Rivian R1T all-electric pickup, the first fully electric pickup of the current crop to go on sale. With the Large pack battery, the EPA estimates the R1T has 314 miles of range, but, like the R1S SUV, wheel and tire choices are likely to have an impact on that number. We’ve found it impressive in our brief time behind the wheel but look forward to a lengthier test.

12. 2022 Kia EV6 RWD GT-Line and EX Plus

kia-ev6-2022-05-exterior--profile--silver.jpg 2022 Kia EV6 | Cars.com photo by Christian Lantry
  • Price: TBA
  • 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 architecture), the EV6 is another in the “Is it a hatchback? A wagon? An SUV?” styling category. Available in multiple trim levels and single-motor RDW or dual-motor AWD, the range crown belongs to the RWD GT-Line and EX Plus, with 310 miles.

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13. 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 RWD Long Range

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 | Manufacturer image
  • Price: $44,875, including $1,225 destination
  • Maximum electric driving range: 303 miles

Eking past the 300-mile threshold is the newest EV from Hyundai: the 2022 Ioniq 5. The RWD Long Range version has 303 miles of range from its 77.4-kilowatt-hour battery pack and 225-horsepower electric motor. Less powerful, shorter-range RWD and more powerful AWD versions will also be available.

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14. 2022 BMW i4 eDrive40 Gran Coupe

bmw-i4-2022-01-angle-exterior-front-grey.jpg 2022 BMW i4 | Cars.com photo by Aaron Bragman
  • Price: $56,295, 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 when equipped with 18-inch wheels. When equipped with larger wheels, like the iX, the price goes up and the range goes down. Also like the iX, there’s a more powerful eDrive M50 variant that’s much quicker and is AWD, but it has just 227 miles of range with its larger, optional 20-inch wheels. Our initial impressions of the i4 are guardedly optimistic, and we think the Tesla Model 3 has a legitimate challenger on its hands.

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 any of the Audi E-Tron family, including the new GT sedan; the Volkswagen ID.4; the Porsche Taycan and Taycan Gran Turismo; the Chevrolet Bolt and Bolt EUV; the Polestar 2; the Volvo XC40 Recharge; and the Nissan Leaf.

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