10 Best electric cars by range

10 Best electric cars by range

We know that the running cost and maintenance cost of electric cars are less than fuel-powered cars. They are also better for our health and the environment. But when it comes to the other factors that need to be considered while buying an electric car, the range is one of the most important points. Modern electric cars offer a significant range that suits most people’s daily trips. They can easily charge the cars at home or at work or at EV fast-charging public stations for driving as long as 470 miles (approx 750 km). Here are our top picks of electric cars with the best range.

Mercedes-Benz EQS - 478 miles (770 km)

Mercedes-Benz EQS

Mercedes-Benz recently launched the all-new EQS in the European market. The electric version of the luxury S-Class is equipped with a 108 kWh battery, giving a range of up to 478 miles (770 km). It can go zero to 100 kmph in 4.3 seconds with a top speed limited to 210 kmph. The price starts at £99,995 (RM 565,287).

Tesla Model S - 396 miles (637 km)

Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S is one of the most interesting and compelling EVs available in the automotive world. This five-door liftback was introduced in 2012 and received a major refresh in June this year. The Plaid trim of the revamped model offers a range of 396 miles (637 km) on a single charge. It is powered by a 1034 PS tri-motor and an all-wheel-drive system, which enables it to hit the century sprint in 1.99 seconds with a top speed of 322 kmph. It retails for $129,990 (RM 551,107) in the US.

BMW iX - 380 miles (611 km)

BMW iX

BMW's flagship electric SUV, the iX boasts a range of up to 380 miles (611 km) in the top-spec xDrive50 version. It is powered by two electric motors, one on each axle and a 105.2-kWh lithium-ion battery. Performance-wise, the SUV runs from naught to 100 kmph in 4.6 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 200 kmph. In Malaysia, the German automaker retails the lower-spec model of the EV i.e, the xDrive40 model, which has a range of 264 miles (425 km). It is priced at RM 419,630.

 

Tesla Model 3 Long Range - 358 miles (576 km)

Tesla Model 3 Long Range

Tesla unveiled the electric Model 3 fastback four-door sedan in 2017, whose Long Range version delivers 358 miles (576 km). It is equipped with a dual motor and an all-wheel-drive setup and a 79-kWh battery pack. It can complete a 0-100 kmph run in 3.1 seconds before attaining a top speed of 225 kmph. Tesla retails the EV for $50,990 (RM 216,189).

Volkswagen ID.3 - 340 miles (540 km)

Volkswagen ID.3

The first model of the Volkswagen ID. series, the ID.3 made its global debut two years ago. Powered by a single electric motor and 77-kWh battery pack, the German SUV has a WLTP range of 340 miles. The performance numbers include a century sprint of 7.9 seconds. Volkswagen retails the ID.3 for £38,815 (RM 219,384).

Polestar 2 - 335 miles (540 km)

Polestar 2

Volvo-owned Polestar introduced the Polestar 2 EV in 2019. This electric liftback is powered by two electric motors (one on each axle) and a 78-kWh battery, offering a range of 335 miles (540 km) on a single charge. On the performance front, the EV can run from zero to 100 kmph in less than 5 seconds. The Polestar 2 price in the UK starts at £39,900 (RM 225,499).

Audi e-tron - 310 miles (500 km)

Audi e-tron

Audi’s first battery-electric mass-production car, the e-tron SUV, was introduced in 2018. It is equipped with a 238hp electric motor on the front and a 435 hp motor on the rear axle along with a battery pack of a 95-kWh battery pack. The SUV’s cruising range is 310 miles (500 km). It can clock the 100 kmph mark in 4.1 with a top speed rated at 245 kmph. The Audi e-tron price starts at $65,900 (RM 279,398).

Ford Mustang Mach-E - 305 miles (490 km)

Ford Mustang Mach-E

The compact crossover SUV, the Ford Mustang Mach-E made its global debut in 2019. Fitted with the extended battery pack and rear-wheel-drive system, the SUV has a claimed driving range of 305 miles (490 km). The range-top GT trim can run from naught to 100 kmph in 3.7 seconds. It retails for £42,530 (RM 240,377).

Hyundai Kona Electric - 300 miles (484 km)

Hyundai Kona Electric

The battery-electric version of the Kona was introduced in 2019. It comes in two battery capacities - 39.2 kWh and 64 kWh, offering 190 miles (305 km) and 300 miles (484 km), respectively. The top-spec can run from zero to 100 kmph in 7.9 seconds before attaining a top speed of 167 kmph. Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors recently launched the Kona Electric in Malaysia at a price ranging between RM 149,888 and RM 199,888.

Porsche Taycan - 280 miles (452 km)

Porsche Taycan

Introduced in 2019, the all-electric Porsche Taycan comes with different performance levels. The top-spec Taycan Turbo is equipped with an 88V electric battery system and 93.4-Kwh pack, delivering a range of 280 miles (452 km). Performance numbers include a century sprint of 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 260 kmph. The EV is available in the Malaysian market at a whopping price of RM 1,195,000.

So, these are ten electric cars offering the longest driving range in 2021. Which of these impresses you the most, let us know in the comments.

Also read: Electric car brands in Malaysia

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