Long Drives

Having the ability to go for long distances between plugging in is a real luxury, but it does come at a cost. Bigger batteries are more expensive and heavier, which makes the car less efficient. It means it is always better to choose the smallest battery for your needs, even if it means you have to stop for a charge on your occasional longer journeys.


But for some drivers, long trips are a weekly or even daily occurrence and the ability to go the distance without charging is essential. This doesn’t mean you can’t choose an electric car – in fact in makes the savings even greater. But you’ll need to choose carefully to make sure you are getting a car which will go the distance.


If you can’t make an electric car work, then there is always the PHEV option. These will allow you to cover short trips on electric power before reverting to a petrol engine for the longer journeys. Here are our top picks of cars for those longer drives.

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Used Volkswagen Golf GTE Review

Volkswagen ID.5 GTX Review

Kia EV6 Review

Land Rover Defender P400e PHEV Review

BMW iX Review

Rimac Nevera Review

BMW i4 Review

Mercedes GLE Plug-in Hybrid Review

Hyundai IONIQ 5 Review

Lynk & Co 01 Review

Skoda Octavia vRS iV PHEV Review

Mercedes EQS Review

SKODA Enyaq iV Review

Mercedes C-Class PHEV Review

Range Rover Velar PHEV Review

Jaguar F-Pace PHEV Review

Audi e-tron GT electric car

Audi e-tron GT Review

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Review

Cupra Formentor e-Hybrid Review

Vauxhall Mokka Review

Mercedes EQA Review

Volkswagen Golf GTE Review

Peugeot e2008 Review

Polestar 1 Review

Ford Mustang mach e gt exterior front

Ford Mustang Mach-E Review

citroen e-c4 electric car

Citroen e-C4 Review

Toyota Mirai Review

BMW iX3 Review

Mercedes S-Class

Mercedes S-Class PHEV Review

Citroen c5 aircross hybrid car

Citroen C5 Aircross PHEV Review

MG 5 ev estate

MG 5 EV Review

LEVC VN5 Electric van exterior front

LEVC VN5 Review

 Mini Countryman PHEV

Mini Countryman PHEV Review

Mercedes EQV electric van

Mercedes EQV Review

Honda Jazz Hybrid car

Honda Jazz Review

Jeep Renegade 4xe

Jeep Renegade 4xe Review

VW ID.4 1st edition exterior front

Volkswagen ID.4 Review

Renault Captur E Tech

Renault Captur E-Tech PHEV Review

Ford Transit PHEV

Ford Transit PHEV Review

Volvo XC90 T8 Recharge Review

Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid Review

BMW 330e Review

Audi Q5 Hybrid

Audi Q5 55 TFSI e PHEV Review

Peugeot 508 Hybrid Review

Volvo XC40 Recharge

Volvo XC40 Recharge PHEV Review

Ford Kuga PHEV Review

Hyundai Ioniq

Hyundai Ioniq PHEV Review

Vauxhall Grandland Hybrid

Vauxhall Grandland X Hybrid Review

Volkswagen Passat GTE Review

Polestar 2 Review

Mercedes E320

Mercedes E-Class Hybrid Review

Tesla Model Y Review

Skoda Superb iV PHEV Review

Bentley Bentayga Hybrid s

Bentley Bentayga Hybrid Review

Range Rover Sport P400e Review

BMW X5 Hybrid

BMW X5 45e Hybrid Review

Mitsubishi Outlander Hybrid

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Review

Toyota Prius Review

Volvo V40 Recharge

Volvo XC40 Recharge Review

Renault Zoe Review

Peugeot e208 Review

Mercedes EQC Review

Tesla Model S Review

Kia Soul EV Review

Jaguar I-Pace Review

Tesla Model X Review

Vauxhall Corsa-e Review

Volkswagen ID.3 Review

Porsche Taycan Review

Tesla Model 3 Review

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