The electric-vehicle market is continuously expanding, with new models seemingly joining the fray every week. As a result, it can be hard to keep track of which ones are the most appealing — and which ones you should consider. As an Earth Day treat to help out car shoppers especially concerned with range, we’ve rounded up the ten electric vehicles that offer the longest ranges delivering the most miles between charges. In other words, these are the cars you’ll want if you aren’t looking to compromise your lifestyle (or suffer from range anxiety) when you buy an EV.
Tesla Model S – 218 to 315 Miles
The Tesla Model S offers the longest range of all electric vehicles. While the base-level Model S 60 comes up short compared to Tesla’s larger Model X and the Chevrolet Bolt, the top-level Model S P100D offers an amazing 315 miles of fully electric range. Unfortunately, it’s not cheap, as it starts around $138,000 — but considering its 0-to-60 time of 2.5 seconds, its impressive practicality, its amazing technology and its tremendous range, the P100D is the closest you’ll come to an electric vehicle where you won’t have to make any compromises — even compared to a world-class sports car.
Tesla Model X – 237 to 295 Miles
Like its Model S sibling, the Tesla Model X also offers excellent range: Even the base-level 75D model will go 237 miles between charges, while the top-end 100D and P100D can top 290 total miles — and the P100D can scoot from zero to 60 in an amazing 2.9 seconds.
Not only that, but the Model X famously offers its cool trick “falcon wing” rear doors, standard 3-row seating, and technology that’ll impress virtually anyone. The only drawback is cost: The 75D (and its 237 miles of range) starts at just under $90,000, while the P100D is a pricey $140,000 — not cheap, even for 3-row family transportation with sports car-like acceleration.
Chevrolet Bolt – 238 Miles
Although the Chevy Bolt offers Tesla-like range, it doesn’t come with Tesla-like prices: The Bolt touts an amazing 238 miles of range and a starting price of just $37,500 with shipping — less than half the price of a Model S or a Model X. Of course, the Bolt doesn’t quite have Tesla performance (zero to 60 is around 7 seconds) or Tesla-like technology — but it’s not too far off on the technology front. The Bolt touts Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Chevy’s latest MyLink infotainment system and all the latest safety technology, like forward-collision warning with automatic braking. It’s also surprisingly roomy and versatile on the inside.