The 10 longest range electric cars you can buy in the US

Tesla Model Y crossover
Tesla reigns supreme when it comes to range.

  • Range anxiety is one of the biggest hurdles facing widespread adoption of electric vehicles.
  • Many EVs on the US market can go well over 200 miles on a charge.
  • But Tesla is still the brand to beat when it comes to range.
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Range anxiety is almost always cited as one of the biggest hurdles to widespread adoption of electric vehicles.

Today, most people would rather own a car that they can drive vast distances and fill up with dinosaur goo in a matter of minutes over a battery-powered vehicle with limited range and a slower charge.

But the fear of running low on electrons without a plug nearby may soon be a thing of the past.

Battery technology is improving quickly, and there are several electric cars on the US market that can travel well over 200 miles between charges – plenty for most short or medium-length trips. The best of the best can go more than 300.

Here are the 10 longest-range EVs you can buy in the US today.

10. Kia Niro EV – 239 miles

2020 Kia Niro EV.
2020 Kia Niro EV.

Starting at $39,000, Kia’s electric crossover offers solid range for less than the price of the average new car in the US. Plus, when you factor in the $7,500 federal EV tax credit, the Niro becomes even more of a bargain. There’s also a fancier trim on offer for around $45,000.

9. Chevrolet Bolt EUV – 247 miles

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2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV.

For 2022, Chevrolet launched a compact crossover version of the Bolt EV – the Bolt EUV, standing for “electric utility vehicle.” The $33,995 EUV is a bit bigger and rides a bit taller than its cousin, giving it a slightly shorter range.

8. Hyundai Kona Electric – 258 miles

Hyundai Kona Electric
Hyundai Kona Electric.

The 2021 Kona Electric retails for $37,390 and puts out 201 horsepower. It’s built on the same platform as the Kia Niro. An Ultimate trim is available for around $46,000.

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7. Chevrolet Bolt EV – 259 miles

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2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV.

Chevy gave the Bolt EV a radical redesign for the 2022 model year, keeping the hatchback’s egg shape but bestowing it with sharper looks all around. The new model has an identical range to its predecessor, but a reduced starting price of $31,995. That makes it one of the cheapest EVs you can buy.

6. Volkswagen ID.4 Pro – 260 miles

Volkswagen ID.4
Volkswagen ID.4.

Volkswagen is trying hard to catch up to Tesla, far and away the dominant force in EVs. And although its rebrand to “Voltswagen” turned out to be a badly timed April Fools’ Day joke, the company is making strides toward that goal. The ID.4, its first US-market EV, launched in early 2020 for $40,000.

5. Ford Mustang Mach-E – 305 miles

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Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition.

The Mustang Mach-E came on the scene in late 2020 as Ford’s first EV. Its California Route 1 trim has the most range, while the base Select model delivers 230 miles. Other ranges are available depending on whether customers choose a larger battery or all-wheel drive.

The Mach-E California Route 1 will run you $50,400 to start.

4. Tesla Model Y Long Range – 326 miles

Tesla Model Y.
Tesla Model Y.

The Model Y ranks at the bottom of Tesla’s lineup in terms of range, but it still beats out every other EV on the market. The Long Range model will run you $53,990. As with other Teslas, a pricier high-performance model is available with less range.

3. Tesla Model 3 Long Range – 353 miles

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Tesla Model 3.

The Long Range Tesla Model 3 delivers more than 350 miles of range for $50,000. The base model, by comparison, delivers 263 miles of range for $10,000 less.

2. Tesla Model X Long Range – 360 miles

2021 Tesla Model X crossover
Tesla Model X.

The $95,000 Model X crossover is Tesla’s second-oldest model behind the Model S. The burly family SUV not only has one of the most impressive ranges in the industry, it also claims to hit 60 mph in 3.8 seconds.

1. Tesla Model S Long Range – 405 miles

Tesla Model S
Tesla Model S.

Tesla’s flagship Model S has been the EV to beat for years. The sleek sedan leads the industry in range, and its most souped-up variant – the Model S Plaid – launched last month as the quickest production car in existence.

A handful of future EVs – notably the Lucid Air sedan – promise to go further than the Model S, but for now, Tesla remains the clear choice if range is your top concern.

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Chevrolet just debuted its cheapest 2 EVs yet as part of its massive electric car push – check out the 2022 Bolt EUV and Bolt EV

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2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV.

  • Chevrolet on Sunday took the wraps off of two of its lowest-priced EVs yet. 
  • The new Bolt EUV crossover will start at $33,995, while the Bolt EV hatchback retails for $31,995. 
  • Both vehicles promise a range of at least 250 miles. 
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The benefits of electric vehicles are numerous: they’re better for the environment, need less maintenance, and have significantly lower fueling costs than gas-powered vehicles. But, by and large, the good ones have been out of reach for the average consumer. 

General Motors aims to change that with two surprisingly attainable battery-powered models it debuted on Sunday. 

The refreshed 2022 Bolt EV hatchback will start at $31,995, a more than $5,000 price drop from the 2021 model. The base version of the new Bolt EUV crossover will cost $33,995, making it the lowest-priced EV destined for the US’s most popular vehicle segment

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2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV.

The most affordable compact electric crossovers on sale in the US already or coming soon – like the Volkswagen ID.4, Kia Niro EV, Hyundai Kona Electric, and Nissan Ariya – all push $40,000. The Tesla Model Y, more of a luxury offering, starts at $41,990. 

Plus, remarkably, Chevy managed to knock thousands off of the Bolt’s base price without sacrificing range, one of the key factors shoppers weigh when choosing between EVs. The 2022 Bolt hatchback gets a claimed 259 miles per charge across all its trim levels – exactly the same as the outgoing model

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2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV.

The new Bolt EUV promises to go 250 miles on a charge, as it’s slightly larger and heavier than the hatchback but shares the same 200-horsepower motor and 65 kWh battery pack. Using DC fast charging, the Bolt EV can recoup up to 100 miles of range in 30 minutes, while the EUV can add 90 miles in the same period. 

Through a partnership with EV charger company Qmerit, Chevrolet said it will cover installation costs of Level 2 charging capability for eligible customers who buy or lease a Bolt EUV or EV. 

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2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV.

The key differences between the two models are their shape and size. The EUV has a more crossover-like profile and is slightly bigger than its sibling all around. It’s roughly six inches long, with the primary result being a few inches more legroom for rear passengers. 

Strangely enough, the EUV actually has a touch less cargo room than the EV – both behind the rear seats and with them folded down.

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The Bolt EUV also will be the first Chevy available with Super Cruise, GM’s driver-assistance system that rivals Tesla Autopilot. A $43,495 Launch-Edition version of the EUV comes with Super Cruise and a sunroof, among other special add-ons. 

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2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV.

As for design, the new Bolt EV has the same egg-shaped body as its predecessor, but it comes in an overall much sleeker package. Both models get slim LED running lights and a textured panel in place of a grille. Inside, both vehicles have an 8-inch digital gauge cluster and a 10.2-inch center touchscreen.

The 2022 Bolt EUV and Bolt EV will be available this summer, according to Chevrolet. Their launch comes as GM embarks on a massive electrification push that will see it introduce 30 electric models by 2025 and phase out the sale of gas-powered vehicles by 2035. 

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2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV.

GM also plans to roll out luxury EVs like the Cadillac Lyriq and GMC Hummer EV in the near future, along with an electric Chevy pickup. Rumors have also swirled around a high-performance, Corvette-branded electric crossover.

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