The 10 electric cars you can buy today with the longest range

The question of how far an electric car can go on a charge has been around for as long as the cars themselves and shows no sign of going away. 

For some buyers range is still the number one consideration, along with how and where they will charge. 

An expanding rapid charging network and an increasing number of destination chargers are going some way to alleviate range anxiety for many, particularly first time electric car buyers. But for some, getting as far down the road as possible without needing to top up is all that matters. 

The good news is that electric cars on sale now simply trounce what was available even five years ago in terms of maximum range. There's even a good number of cars under £35,000 that will put up impressive figures. The longest range machines will set you back a bit more than that, but there's a decent spread of brands and bodystyles to choose from. Here's the top ten. 

Mercedes EQS 441 miles
Prices from £112,610

The EQS is the largest electric Mercedes saloon, and right now, it’s the longest range electric car on sale in Britain. Styled as an electric alternative to the brand’s S-Class limo, the swooping, aerodynamic shape stretches to 5.2-metres, while between the wheelbase is a huge 107kWh battery pack. The single-motor EQS 450+ can reach as far as 441 miles on a full charge, while 200kW rapid changing means an 80% top-up is possible in around half an hour. Up front, the incredible MBUX Hyperscreen can transform the entire surface of the dashboard into one huge touchscreen.

Fisker Ocean 440 miles

Prices from £57,900

After a long gestation period, Fisker's Ocean is set to start appearing in the UK in 2024, bringing one of the longest ranges of any electric car currently on sale. 

Lower-spec single-motor versions offer a decent 228 miles but range-topping Ocean Extreme uses a 113kWh 'hyper range' battery to offer an incredible 440 miles. The £57,900 twin-motor version also offers startling performance, with a 0-62mph time of just 3.9 seconds. 

The Ocean also comes with vehicle-to-load abilities and the innovative Solarsky roof, which features solar panels to help boost the battery. Handy in its native California, maybe less so in Crawley. 

Tesla Model 3 LR 421 miles
Prices from £42,990

Tesla’s Model 3 is a common sight on UK roads these days, and for good reason. This old favourite remains one of the longest range cars on sale, with appeal in abundance and a price tag that makes it competitive with petrol powered rivals like the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class. Prices start from £42,990, but the Long Range version of the car, capable of 421 miles on a full charge and with four-wheel-drive, is the sweet spot of the line-up. Priced from £49,950, it’s not just an EV you can go far in, but one you can have fun in, too. 0-60mph takes just 4.2 seconds.

Polestar 2 406 miles
Prices from £44,950

The Polestar 2 has shot to the top half of our list with its extensive mid-life facelift unlocking a huge amount of additional range from the relatively compact saloon-cum-crossover and Tesla Model 3 rival. A switch to a new electric motor system powering the rear axle, plus tweaked battery management means that the single-motor long-range version of the car now puts up an impressive 406 miles - though this version costs £48,950.

BMW i7 387 miles
Prices from £101,765

BMW’s new, all-electric i7 is certainly one of the most divisive looking electric cars on sale right now, but it’s also one of the best in terms of how far it will go on a full charge. 387 miles is BMW’s official claim, backed up by 195kW rapid charging capability that will replenish the 105kWh battery to 80% in around half an hour. A direct rival for the Mercedes EQS, it also rivals the Merc’s ‘Hyperscreen’ with a tech party piece of its own - a 31.3-inch cinema screen in the rear.

BMW iX 383 miles
Prices from £70,985

The BMW iX SUV is a large, purpose made electric 4x4 that stands out as being the longest range electric SUV on sale today - but at a price. The base price of £70,985 is for the xDrive40 model in Sport trim, with a 77kWh battery capable of taking the brand’s Tesla Model X rival 264 miles on a full charge. If you want to unlock the 383-mile capability, you’ll need to step up to the large battery xDrive50 model, only available in M Sport trim and up. Prices for this one start from £104,285 at the time of writing.

Mercedes EQE 380 miles
Prices from £68,810

The EQE is essentially a slightly smaller version of the EQS, and you shouldn’t need Columbo’s detective skills to work out it’s Mercedes' electric E-Class equivalent. Big potential range, ample performance, fine luxury, and rich tech all combine to make for a compelling new offering for drivers looking for a rounded business saloon. At launch, the EQE 350 version was quoted as being capable of a hugely impressive 410 miles. That’s since been revised down to an official figure of 380 miles, but it’s still enough to land a spot in the top 10 longest range cars on sale right now.

Mercedes EQE front tracking

Polestar 3 379 miles
Prices from £79,900

We’ve yet to drive the new Polestar 3, but order books are open for it now, with first deliveries imminent. And we reckon those who get their name down early likely won’t be disappointed. The large SUV is the first Polestar to break the mould from parent company Volvo, with a more unique design and interior than what’s gone before it with the Polestar  2. And the numbers it puts out are very promising. The entry-level Long range Dual motor version is also the best in terms of absolute reach, claiming a range of up to 379 miles on a full charge. We can’t wait to put it to the test ourselves.

Renault Scenic E-Tech 379 miles

Price from £40,995

The Scenic is the latest electric model from Renault, the brand which proved with the Zoe that long-range motoring wasn't the preserve of large, expensive cars, 

The Scenic is a practical family SUV so is predictably more expensive than the compact Zoe but still represents decent value, especially compared with some of the models on this list. Starting at a shade over £40,000, even the entry-level Scenic techno offers up to 379 miles of range, and comes with a sufficient 215bhp motor. 

Renault hasn't skimped on the charging, either, with 105kW DC charging as standard meaning once you've drained the 87kWh battery, it won't take long to top up. 

Tesla Model S 373 miles
Prices from N/A

A bit of a caveat here. While you can technically still buy a new Tesla Model S in the UK, it'll have to be a left-hand-drive one since the American firm has given up producing right-hand-drive variants of the S and the X SUV. If you can live with the steering wheel on the wrong side, or want to buy a used example, the Long Range version of the firm’s large saloon is still really impressive in terms of range, with its 95kWh (est) battery capable of powering it for up to 373 miles, accroding to WLTP tests.

2022 Tesla Model S

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