The Top 5 Longest Range Electric Vehicles You Can Buy


EVs are usually associated with efficiency, green energy, and range anxiety. It’s a normal concern that many prospective EV owners might have, especially if you live in an area that doesn’t have advanced EV charging infrastructure in place.

If that sounds like you, it’s time to explore five EV models that allow for range anxiety-free driving, so you can forget about how much juice you have left and simply enjoy the ride to your destination.

MAKEUSEOF VIDEO OF THE DAY

1. Lucid Air

The Lucid Air is going after the Tesla Model S and its insane status as the undisputed stat king. The Lucid Air can be configured to Dream Edition Range specifications, which means you have 520 miles of range at your disposal. This specific configuration of the Lucid isn’t just ridiculously efficient; it’s also hypercar quick with its 2.7 second 0-60 mph time.

The Lucid handily beats the Tesla Model S with its max 405 miles of range, and this isn’t a coincidence. Lucid hasn’t been shy about trying to upstage Tesla, and they welcome the competition with the EV sector king, which is great for the segment as a whole.


The Lucid Air also features an insane quick charging time which allows you to regain 300 miles of range (which is more than what most vehicles offer as their fully charged range) in an absurd 20 minutes. The Lucid Air is trying to become the stat collector the Model S has been for so long, and it’s succeeding.

The Lucid Air is also insanely aerodynamic. With its coefficient of drag of just .21 it is one of the most slippery vehicles you can buy today. As if all of this wasn’t enough, Lucid states the Air has the largest frunk of any electric vehicle. At this point, they’re just bragging—and we’re here for it.

2. Rivian R1T

The Rivian R1T is one of the best EV pickups for sale, especially with its Quad-Motor AWD system. The Rivian is also an amazing vehicle to help you forget about range anxiety. Rivian promises 400+ miles from a single charge when you opt for the Quad-Motor truck with the Max Pack battery.

This configuration is designed for all-out adventures and overlanding, situations where you really can’t afford to be worrying about your range all the time. The Rivian doesn’t only offer one of the best ranges of any electric vehicle, it’s also a performance monster thanks to its advanced AWD system and more than 800 horsepower and 900 pounds of torque.

The R1T in top configuration is basically the Model S Plaid of pickup trucks, but it’s obviously much more practical. You can also buy the Rivian with a smaller battery pack, but the ultimate do-anything trim is most definitely equipped with the Max Pack battery and the four electric motors. The Rivian is a truly unique vehicle in that it combines efficient range with supreme utility and monster performance— there isn’t anything else like it.


3. Tesla Model S

The Tesla Model S is the stat king of the car world, EV or not. In Plaid form, it features world-conquering power, with its 1,000+ hp Tri-Motor Motor AWD. Anyone looking for a performance vehicle needs to take a serious look at the Model S Plaid. But, if you’re looking for a maximum range, the non-Plaid Model S is your ticket.

The Model S can be configured to deliver an astounding 405 miles of range, especially impressive for a vehicle that can still embarrass sports cars, even if it’s not the earth-shattering Plaid. The Model S takes its range very seriously, and everything about the vehicle has been designed with aerodynamics and efficiency in mind.

This is great news for the driver because it helps you squeeze out every mile of range possible from the battery. Tesla has always been an innovator in the EV segment, so it’s no surprise that they can create a vehicle faster than most supercars while simultaneously delivering insane range.

4. Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD

Nobody is surprised to see another Tesla on this list, especially the efficient Model 3. The Model 3 can be bought in Long Range AWD form, which delivers an astounding 358 miles of range, all from a vehicle that can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in a blistering 4.2 seconds.

The fact that the Model 3 can pull off these amazing performance figures and be efficient while weighing in at over 4,000 lbs is a testament to Tesla’s engineering prowess. The Model 3’s styling might not be everyone’s cup of tea, especially with its duck-like front end, but you can’t deny the vehicle’s stats and supreme engineering.

5. Mercedes EQS 450+

German auto outfits are slowly but surely flooding into the EV scene, and they’re acting as if they’ve been the segment leaders forever. The Mercedes EQS is a true flagship sedan that does everything well, including relieving the driver’s range anxiety.

While the Mercedes can’t quite compete with the Lucid Air’s colossal 520-mile range, it still manages a respectable 350 miles. The EQS 450+ isn’t a performance screamer either, as it manages the 0-60 mph run in a respectable, but not blistering, 5.9 seconds.

Where the Mercedes does shine is in its incredible mix of high-tech luxury and efficiency. The EQS is a large flagship sedan, and the fact that it’s filled to the brim with luxury features and tons of sound deadening yet still manages a range of 350 miles is incredible. The best part is the EQS also features two years of 30-minute free charging sessions via Electrify America, so if you’re looking for a way to charge your EV for free, this is the way to go.

Range Anxiety Is a Thing of the Past

Range anxiety is an omnipresent topic when discussing EVs, but that narrative is slowly shifting thanks to vehicles that can go the distance and then some. All the vehicles on this list will deliver in the range front, allowing you to get to your destination and back without constantly looking at your available range.

As charging stations proliferate and become as commonplace as gas stations, range anxiety will truly be a thing of the past.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.