It is often said that you get what you pay for and when it comes to the range of electric vehicles that is very true as the Mercedes-Benz EQS is currently the longest range car on sale in the UK.
It’s essentially the electric version of the firm’s S-Class model, which is famous for being one of the most luxurious and high-tech cars money can buy. This continues with the EQS, which features the best equipment and technology that will not be featured in other models for years. It is expensive though, starting at £ 5 to under £ 100,000.
2. Tesla Model S – 405 miles
When it comes to electric vehicles, few companies have as high a badge appeal as Tesla. And while it’s the smaller, more affordable Model 3 that makes the headlines as the second best-selling car in the UK last year, it’s the Model S you want if the range is key.
If you’re looking for the longest range, you’ll have to go for the all-wheel-drive twin-engine model, which can go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds. Impressively though, the ridiculously fast three-engine Plaid model can still go 396 miles on a charge, still a bit ahead of the car in third place on this list.
Does it drop? Tesla clearly prioritizes on-demand Model 3 deliveries – at the time of writing, you can put down a £ 100 refundable deposit for the Model S, but there is no delivery estimate and no pricing quoted, though they should start at around £ 75,000.
3. BMW iX – 380 miles
BMW might have been a bit slow to really get its electric ‘i’ brand off the ground, but with the iX as its flagship, it has really caught up. Its looks are challenging, but one thing that cannot be denied is that it has a fantastic interior and a wonderful driving experience.
Like Tesla and Mercedes, you’ll have to pay for the privilege of a long-range – the iX xDrive50 version that goes up to 380 miles starts at £ 93,905.
4. Ford Mustang Mach-E – 379 miles
The first of the more affordable models on this list, the Mustang Mach-E might not be the best to drive, but it’s stylish, has a great interior, and has one of the best value-to-range ratios.
To get this maximum range, you will need to go for the less powerful rear-wheel-drive model with the extended range battery. Pricing for this one starts at £ 47,580, which is a huge discount on the models listed above.
5. BMW i4 – 365 miles
Another BMW, but this time it’s a saloon instead of an SUV. Loosely based on the popular Series 4, the i4 has a familiar style but with a great battery underneath.
Like the iX, it offers an excellent driving experience with one of the most comfortable suspension systems of any electric vehicle. It’s not as practical as the iX, but it’s a lot less expensive, starting at £ 51,905.
6. Tesla Model 3 – 360 miles
The Tesla Model 3 broke all kinds of records for electric vehicles in the UK last year, with only the hugely popular Vauxhall Corsa outselling it. It’s the most affordable Tesla yet, bringing the company’s minimal cabin and exciting driving experience to a wider market.
There are a few variants available, but it’s the twin-engined Long Range model that takes it the farthest between charges, with prices starting at £ 49,990.
7. Tesla Model X – 348 miles
The third and final Tesla is the Model X. It is the firm’s only SUV and is excellent as a family car, having seven seats and a frankly huge cabin.
Like the Model S, it’s not entirely clear when you’d get your Model X if you made a deposit right now, but once your car arrives, you’ll be about 348 miles off the battery. Pricing is not currently listed but is expected to start at over £ 80,000.
8. Volkswagen ID.3 – 340 miles
Volkswagen has made what is arguably the best all-around family car in the Golf, and the ID.3 is the company’s attempt to do the same for the EV market. As for the sales figures, he is also doing a decent job.
There are attractive entry-level options with a smaller battery, but to get the maximum range you need the Tour specification, which starts at £ 40,550 and gives you all the gear you could ever need.
9. Skoda Enyaq – 336 miles
Although the ID.3 is a great seller, the Skoda Enyaq could be the most attractive version. With Skoda being part of the VW Group, it shares many parts, with Enyaq and ID.3 sharing one platform.
The Skoda is nicer on the inside in many ways though, with the excellent build quality and a sleek exterior. Opt for the 80 models for maximum range for a price almost identical to that of the Volkswagen; definitely worth checking out.
10. Polestar 2 – 335 miles
Polestar is a newcomer to the car market, having previously been Volvo’s performance arm. Now it makes stylish electric cars loosely based on the fundamentals of the Swedish automaker.
The Polestar 2 has a unique look, so it really stands out on the road, while also getting the best of Volvo’s minimalist interiors. If you fancy something a little different from the norm, this model should be high on your list. The long-range model is on par in price with others on this list, starting at around £ 43,000.