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Electric cars are quickly becoming a hot topic in the UK and for good reason. Further advancement in the field is producing longer range batteries and governmental pushes for zero carbon emissions are causing more manufacturers to enter the EV game.
The recent news of the UK government bringing forward their ban on the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars from 2040 to 2035 and statistics from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showing that sales of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are increasing in the UK year on year, further support that EVs are the future of driving.
So which manufacturers are leading the charge? And which electric cars have the longest range? We’ve produced a list of the top 10 vehicles that are currently dominating driving range in the EV market*.
*Data correct as of time of publication. Vehicle statistics based on manufacturers’ advised range.
10. Audi E-Tron – 271 miles
The E-Tron is Audi’s first all-electric vehicle and was famously introduced to the world with the slogan “Electric goes Audi”. Innovating the traditional sound of an EV vehicle using specialist technology, the E-Tron sounds more like its combustion engine cousins than its EV siblings.
As well as sounding good, the Audi E-tron looks good, charges fast (in as little as 45 mins from 0-100%) and boasts an impressive advertised driving range of 271 miles. While at the bottom of this list, it does well to outshine the brands close rivals like the BMW i3 and the Mercedes Benz EQC. Not bad for a fairly new player in the EV market.
9. Hyundai Kona Electric – 278 miles
The award-winning Hyundai Kona has a bold eye-catching design due to its muscular sculpted shapes and sleek LED headlights. It’s equally as impressive inside, with a spacious comfortable cabin that offers both cloth and leather options.
A solid choice in the growing subcompact crossover EV market.
8. Kia Soul EV – 280 miles
Kia’s EV variant of its uniquely designed Soul SUV keeps all the same appeal of the original, just with a 64kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack rather than a combustion engine. It also has sleeker looking LED headlights and an improved chassis that can withstand greater impact.
Aside from its quirky box-shaped roof, most striking about the Kia Soul EV though is its driving range. An advertised range of 280 miles while at full charge ensured the Soul a place on our list and makes it well worth considering if you’re looking for a new EV.
7. Kia E-Niro – 283 miles
The second Kia on our list of electric cars with the longest range, is the Kia E-Niro. The E-Niro just manages to top the Soul EV by three miles, with its advertised driving range of 283 miles. However, other than similar ranges, the two are clearly distinctive. Unlike the Soul’s box-like design, the E-Niro follows a more traditional crossover design similar to the likes of the Seat Arona or Ford Kuga.
6. Jaguar I-Pace – 292 miles
Similar to the Audi E-Tron, the I-Pace was Jaguar’s first venture into the EV market. However, unlike the E-Tron, the I-Pace was named 2019 World Car of the Year and surpasses the Audi in range by 21 miles. That’s some good going for the Jag!
5. Renault Zoe – 292 miles
The Renault Zoe has been one of Europe’s top selling EVs since its introduction back in 2012 and with a simple design, easy driving experience and a notable driving range of 292 miles, it’s clear to see why.
An adjustable steering wheel and light accurate manoeuvrability provides a comfy and easy drive, meaning the French manufacturer produced a winner with the Zoe and our lease deals start from under £200 a month, for the charming EV.
4. Tesla Model X – 328 miles
The first of three Teslas in this list is the Model X. Both the fastest and safest SUV on the planet, the Model X is what SUVs strive to be. With a 0-60mpg acceleration of under 3 seconds, a driving range of 328 miles and near-perfect marks for adult occupant safety, the Model X has it all.
The Model X’s achievements don’t stop with speed and safety however, since it also has the largest all glass panoramic windscreen in production and with a maximum storage space of 2,487 litres, it has one of the largest in class storage capacities on the market.
It is pushing the boundaries of what it means to be an SUV and an EV.
3. Tesla Model 3 – 348 miles
High quality safety, attractive design and a class leading mile range, the Model 3 is Tesla’s most affordable vehicle and completely embodies the Tesla brand. Able to resist four times its own mass in crush tests, it’s unsurprising that the EV was awarded the prestigious five-star Euro NCAP rating.
The Model 3 also comes well equipped with the renowned 15” Tesla infotainment display and numerous safety features such as speed assists, lane support systems and automatic emergency braking.
2. NIO ES8 – 360 miles
While not available in the UK, the Chinese NIO ES8 is worth a mention as it’s unexpected 360-mile driving range prevents Tesla from claiming all three of the top spots in our list. Tesla’s Chinese rival also boasts an advanced driver assistance system and an in-car AI system to rival its Autopilot functionality.
The flagship EV has a sexy and smooth all black design, offers the choice between six or seven-seater layout designs and an advanced infotainment system comprised of a 9.8” instrument cluster with ultra-slim frame and 11.3” second-generation multi-touch center screen.
While the ES8 might not be available in the UK anytime soon, it’s worth keeping an eye out on the continued innovation and product enhancements that NIO are bringing to the EV industry.
1. Tesla Model S – 380 miles
Thanks to its innovative and increasingly powerful batteries, Tesla still dominates the EV market when it comes to driving range and continues to boast impressive driving ranges whichh are leagues ahead of the competition.
The third Tesla in this list and the winner of the electric car with the longest range, is the Model S. Its outstanding advertised range of 380 miles, is the same distance as driving from Northumberland to Brighton and is more than enough for your average day-to-day driving.
Comfort is ensured regardless of the weather in the Model S thanks to its front and rear seat heaters and seating for up to five adults. There is also more than enough storage space which rivals most SUVs at 804 litres.
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