“Which electric car has the longest range?”
This is a question that car salesmen around the world hear multiple times a day – all because people want the best value for their money. And want to be sure that when making the switch from a fuel-based vehicle, they’re making the right decision for their needs and requirements.
In this post, we’ll cover the importance of having a long-range electric car, plus, we’ll also discuss the factors that affect the range limit. We’ll also feature five example long-ranging electric cars that are bound to be popular in 2022. So, let’s jump right in!
- The Importance of Long-Range Electric Cars
- What Affects the Range of Electric Cars?
- Mercedes EQS – Up to 453 Miles
- Tesla Model S – Up to 405 Miles
- BMW iX – Up to 380 Miles
- Volkswagen ID.3 – Up to 338 Miles
- Polestar 2 – Up to 336 Miles
The potential range of an electric car is massively important. Nobody wants to invest in an impractical vehicle, do they? For example, you wouldn’t invest in a fuel-based car that did a ridiculously small number of miles to the gallon if you’re looking for practicality and reliability, would you?
Having an electric car that has a long potential range means that you can have the peace of mind that your charge will last you the full round trip. Imagine charging your car overnight, only for the full battery to cut out before reaching your desired destination and leaving you needing to charge up again – that’d be more hassle than it’s worth.
The longer the range that your electric car has, in theory, the less you need to charge it up. Longer-range electric cars are more cost and time-efficient. You’ll be saving money while freeing up your time significantly – sounds like a winner, right?
Just like miles per gallon in a fuel-based car, various factors can affect your overall range in an electric vehicle. Simply, just because a car states that you’ll get a certain amount of miles out of a full charge, doesn’t mean that’s necessarily true – you must drive economically and have the ideal conditions to eek the most out of your vehicle.
Traffic is one of the main contributors to eating into potential range miles. Stopping and starting constantly is causing the car to work harder, therefore, using more miles. And likewise with your driving style too – an aggressive or erratic driving style will result in a shortened range (and potentially an accident too).
Weather conditions and the area in which you’re driving will also shorten your potential range. In adverse weather conditions, you’re requiring the car to work much harder than on a clear day. And in built-up, urban areas, you’re required to stop and start a lot more frequently than a clear stretch of motorway or country road.
So, which electric car currently has the longest range?
Due to its HUGE 107kwh battery, the Mercedes EQS sets the standard when it comes to long-range electric cars. The car is designed especially to reduce wind resistance, that way, it can maximise the amount of miles it can cover. You needn’t worry about completing your round trip in this vehicle, it’s got you covered.
For the privilege and style of a Mercedes electric vehicle, you won’t be surprised that it’ll cost you £100,000 to make it yours. However, travel in style and never worry about running out of miles and disrupting your onward journey. Plus, enjoy all the added features and cool technological additions inside.
The Model S is one of the most popular electric vehicles on sale. Tesla’s are regarded as one of the most premium vehicles on the road – and not only are they stylish and far advanced, you can also churn a pretty 405 miles out of a single charge. This is great for preparing long journeys or driving around to different locations throughout the day.
One of the main advantages of Tesla’s is their ability to charge incredibly quick. By using a Tesla supercharger, you can expect a 0-80% charge in around 40 minutes. Should you forget to charge up overnight (we’ve all been there with our mobile devices previously) you won’t be hampered too badly overall.
BMW is always adding to their ever-impressive fleet of electric cars – and the iX is their new technological flagship. It’s quiet, impressively comfortable and sets the standard high from what we can expect from future electric SUVs. With this car, you’ll be able to travel a cool 380 miles on a single charge – and travel in style too.
The vehicle is available in two battery sizes too. Should you not need all those miles, you can opt for a smaller battery to cut the costs. However, if you eat up the miles, there are very few electric cars in the market that are better than this one. A real statement piece and a great looking model.
The ID.3 feels a lot more like your typical everyday car, rather than the luxurious types mentioned so far. However, that doesn’t mean that this vehicle should be overlooked. It’s nippy, agile and can potentially provide 338 miles on a single charge – is that not the perfect everyday car?
Unlike the standard ID.3, the electric version has had to make a few compromises. Most drastically, the electric version only seats four – compared to five in the standard version. However, this doesn’t bring our opinion of it being a brilliant family car down at all – a great addition for all modern families.
Polestar models are becoming increasingly popular on the roads – they’re the spinoff brand from the ever-popular Volvo (you know you’re in good hands already). This is the brand’s first fully electric vehicle – designed to take on similar models from premium brands like Tesla and BMW.
This coupe-SUV will provide you with a comfortable, smooth ride at all times – and a potential 336 miles on the road. We won’t be surprised to see Polestar continue its growth throughout the next few years, that’s for sure.
Are You Ready to Make the Switch?
Switching to an electric vehicle can seem overwhelming, right? As people, we’re naturally resistant to change – however, we shouldn’t let that hold us back from making the beneficial switch. At IDES, we’ve helped many people successfully make the transition from fuel-based cars to electric vehicles.
Are you ready to future proof yourself with an electric vehicle? After all, fuel-based cars will stop being produced by 2030, so you may as well get ahead of the curve now and act on it today. If you want to save money, become more efficient and contribute to a greener environment, it’s an easy switch to make.
If you’re ready to make the transition – or would like more information on charging and installation points, we can help! Our expert team is always on hand to answer any questions and queries – and welcome all phone calls. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us – we look forward to hearing from you.