Want to do long distances in an EV? These are your best options

Some electric vehicles can manage seriously long distances on one charge.
Want to do long distances in an EV? These are your best options

Technology has ramped up impressively over recent years – to the point where many electric cars are now able to offer some pretty impressive ranges in between trips to the plug

Electric cars aren’t best known for their long-distance abilities. Certainly, in the early days of EVs, they weren’t able to travel great distances, nor operate efficiently at the type of speeds you’d want to be doing in order to make decent progress cross-country.

But technology has ramped up impressively over recent years – to the point where many electric cars are now able to offer some pretty impressive ranges in between trips to the plug.

So, if you need an EV that’ll cover long distances, these are some of the best ones to check out…

Mercedes EQS – 729 kilometres 

Mercedes EQS
Mercedes EQS

Mercedes needed to do something special for its flagship EV and it definitely delivered with the EQS

Essentially an electric version of its famous S-Class saloon, the EQS incorporates some of the firm’s latest technology, including an incredible ‘Hyperscreen’ widescreen infotainment system for the cabin.

But, most importantly, it can offer an impressive 729 kilometres between charges, while rapid charging means that the EQS can be taken from 10 to 80 per cent in as little as 31 minutes.

Polestar 2 – 635 kilometres 

Polestar 2
Polestar 2

Polestar is surging ahead with its electrification plans and will be soon adding to its range of cars with a new model introduced later this year. 

However, this hasn’t stopped it from keeping its current ‘2’ model up to date, with a recent revision bringing a larger battery and, as a result, an improved range.

In fact, the Polestar 2 will now manage up to 635 kilometres between charges. These updated versions also get a slightly tweaked exterior design.

BMW iX – 610 kilometres 


BMW might’ve been a little behind the curve when it came to EVs for a few years, but it has quickly ramped up its battery-powered offerings. 

The iX is the firm’s new flagship SUV and it arrives with some particularly dramatic styling and a technology-filled interior.

It’s also able to offer up to 610 kilometres of range from a full charge, meaning that it’s well-suited to longer journeys.

Ford Mustang Mach-e – 610 kilometres 

Ford Mustang Mach-e
Ford Mustang Mach-e

The Mustang Mach-e is currently Ford’s sole EV, but it’s one which really gives a great clue as to the electrified future of the famous ‘Blue Oval’. 

Inside, you’ll find one of the largest touchscreens in the business, but it’s able to back this tech up with a healthy 610 kilometres of range too.

Plus, there’s a really handy compartment in the ‘nose’ of the Mach-e which is ideal for storing the charging cables in.

Tesla Model 3 – 600 kilometres 

Tesla Model 3
Tesla Model 3

Tesla is one of the best-known companies in the EV business, with its range of futuristic models that deliver strongly when it comes to range. 

The Model 3 is Tesla’s popular saloon and it’s one of its best when it comes to range, too, with up to 600 kilometres possible between trips to the plug.

Plus, Model 3 ownership gives access to Tesla’s Supercharger network, which has sites located up and down the country.

BMW i4 – 587 kilometres 

BMW i4
BMW i4

BMW’s i4 is, essentially, an electric version of its regular 4 Series Gran Coupe.

Thankfully, it’s just as practical and comfortable as that standard car but, of course, is able to offer a fully electric powertrain with an impressive 587 kilometres of range.

There’s also a range-topping M50 version which is able to give some of the BMW’s high-performance ‘M’ cars a run for their money.

Volkswagen ID.3 – 545 kilometres 

Volkswagen ID.3
Volkswagen ID.3

Volkswagen’s ID.3 kicked off a whole new wave of electric vehicles for the brand and also marked the start of the dedicated ‘ID’ range of vehicles. 

It’s been a success for Volkswagen, too, with its futuristic exterior and practical interior obviously hitting the mark with buyers.

But it’s also got some decent range to offer, too, with up to 545 kilometres offered on big-battery versions.

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