Best Electric Cars for Long Range in the UK 2023

One of the biggest concerns we hear from people about all-electric cars is the range. How far can an electric vehicle go before it runs out of charge? Will you be stranded somewhere on a country road with an empty battery, or in unexpected traffic? We've analysed the electric cars in the UK market and found the best models offering the longest range.

To learn more about extending range, see our article on Top 5 Tips to Maximize Electric Car Range.

Longest Electric Car Ranges

The Mercedes EQS 450+ car has the best range of an electric car in the UK, providing up to 395 miles on average but 460 miles of combined city and motorway driving in warm weather.

Of course, Tesla must be mentioned as well. Until that Mercedes model, Tesla had long held the top spot in terms of EV ranges. The typical Tesla car gets around 273 miles on a full charge, but some models get up to an average of 355 miles (more in warm weather). This is around 28% further than the average EV range in the UK.

Audi, Lightyear, Lotus, Fisker, Polestar and BMW all have cars that deliver more than 300 miles of average, real world driving. Here they are—the Best 20 Electric Cars in the UK when it comes to long range.

Top 20 Longest Range Electric Cars in the UK

RankElectric CarAverage Range
1Mercedes EQS 450+395
2Tesla Model S Dual Motor^355
3Mercedes EQS AMG 53 4MATIC+350
4Lightyear 0340
5Tesla Model S Plaid^335
6Audi Q8 e-tron Sportback 55 quattro^325
7Mercedes EQE 350320
8Mercedes EQE 300320
9Lotus Eletre^320
10Fisker Ocean Ultra^315
11BMW iX xDrive 50315
12Fisker Ocean One^315
13Fisker Ocean Extreme^315
14BMW i7 xDrive60315
15Polestar 3 Long Range Dual motor^305
16Audi Q8 e-tron 55 quattro^305
17Mercedes EQS SUV 580 4MATIC^300
18Mercedes EQS SUV 450 4MATIC^300
19Tesla Model 3 Long Range Dual Motor300
20BMW iX M60300

^models coming soon

Affordable Long Range All-Electric Cars

If you're like most people and want a car more affordable than a Mercedes, Tesla or Audi, which cheap electric car is best for range? Five cars stand out to us for offering at least 145 miles of average range and starting prices under £30,000. Here they are, listed from low to high starting price:

Best Affordable Electric Cars for RangeAverage Range (mi)Starting Price
MG MG4 EV185 miles£25,995
Vauxhall Corsa-e175 miles£28,555
Nissan Leaf145 miles£28,995
Fiat 500e Hatchback 42 kWh145 miles£29,435
Citroen e-C4165 miles£29,995

What's the range on your all-electric car?

The average electric car range is around 212 miles on a full charge. Range depends on many factors, such as battery capacity, temperature, driving speed and driving style (e.g., quick accelerations will use more battery, just like they use more petrol in a traditional car).

chart showing the average range of electric cars in the UK
The average electric car range in the UK is around 193 miles.


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