Longest Range Electric Cars | Top 31 EV’s of 2020

electric cars with longest range

One of the biggest concerns people have with electric cars is driving range. Many are often asking the same question over and over again.

“Is “X” driving range adequate for my daily needs?” 
Most mainstream electric cars from companies like Nissan and Chevrolet won’t drive far. You’d be looking at range figures of 55 to 85 miles on a single charge, making them perfect for in-town driving.
At the moment, MOST mid to high range electric cars cost what a fully-loaded family sedan does. If you’re willing to invest, you’d experience the following benefits:
  • Capable of charging in reasonable periods of time (30-75 minutes max).
  • Cover 100+ mile road trips with ease and make your life more convenient.
  • Practical when it comes to passenger and storage space.
Below, you can compare the most up to date list of longest range electric cars that get over 150 miles per charge! 

DISCLAIMER: When it comes to electric driving range, Tesla is still in the lead. More than 50% of what you’ll see in this list, is made by Tesla Motors.

Here's the top 31 list:

31. Nissan Leaf 40kW

#26 Nissan Leaf 40kW

Coming in at #31 is the Nissan Leaf with a 40kW battery pack. This 2nd generation Leaf has gone through two previous battery sizes, 24kW and 30kW. According to Nissan, you can get 151 miles of electric range with their 40kW pack.

30. Tesla Model X 60D

#25 Model X 60D
When Tesla released their Model X, you had the option of getting their base trim 60D model. This trim level would provide you a distance of 200 miles on a single charge. Like with any electric vehicle, where and how fast you drive will predetermine how far you can drive.

29. Audi e-Tron

Like Jaguar, Audi has committed to getting their feet in the EV movement. Their e-tron SUV has finally hit the showroom floors in North America. Currently, Audi is one of the handful of brands that offers its audience a luxurious electric car.
At 204 miles on a single charge, most would say it’s a significant low-point for an electric automobile. When you compare it to the Model X and i-Pace, the e-tron has 10-20% less range.
Putting the range aside, many can agree that Audi made a great “first” electric vehicle. We expect it will only get better from here!

28. Tesla Model S 60/60D

#24 Model S 60/60D
Tesla released their first Model S with a 40kW battery. It had a range of around 140 miles on a single charge. That has now gone away and replaced with a 60kW battery pack (60/60D) capable of 208 miles on a single charge.

27. Tesla Roadster 1.0

If you ask most people what was the first car Tesla released, many would say the Model S (due to its popularity). But actually, they had good success with their Roadster 1.0 which was in production from 2008-2011. This “Lotus Elise” look-alike had electric range of 225 miles on a single charge.
Tesla created their Supercharging Network when they released their first Model S (2012). Due to that reason, the Roadster 1.0 is compatible with level 1 and level 2 charging (at 72amps max).

26. Nissan Leaf Plus 62kW

#22 Nissan Leaf Plus
For years Nissan has promised a TRULY livable electric range with their Leaf. First they had their 24kW battery, then 30kW, then 40kW, and finally the newest iteration at 62kW. In 2019 and 2020, Nissan added a “Plus to the end of their Leaf name. This indicates the bigger 62kW battery pack upgrade.
From 100% to 0%, you can get up to 226 miles on a single charge. A great improvement in comparison to the 151 miles you’d get from the 40kW pack.

25. Tesla Model S 70 / 70D

Tesla Model S 70/70D
If you wanted to upgrade immediately from the old 60/60D, your next step would of been the 70/70D. The upgrade would provide quicker 0-60 time and an increase of range by 22 miles to 230 miles on a single charge.

24. Jaguar i-Pace

Who would of thought a brand like Jaguar would even consider having an electric vehicle… Being the brands first EV, the value for the money is quite good. You get leather, many electronic features, the luxury Jaguar badge, and 234 miles of range.
Once depreciation kicks in, things will get even better.

23. Tesla Model X 75D

Once Tesla discontinued their Model X 60D, the 75D took its place as the new base model trim. The 15kW jump in battery size took the car from a rated range of 200 miles to 238 miles.
Some would say the extra 38 mile boost made their Model X have “true livable” range. But its a far cry from the Model X’s range in the top 5 below.

22. Chevrolet Bolt EV

Bolt EV

While Elon beat the competition with his “top-notch” electric cars, Chevrolet was the first to steal market share for their affordable Bolt EV. At around 237 miles on a single charge and costing less than $40K (more like less than $30K for used models), you are getting an EXCELLENT deal. Not only does it drive well but its also practical.

21. Kia Niro EV

Niro Electric
In North America, Kia has released their Kia Niro EV (in the 2nd quarter of 2019). For those Kia lovers, the Niro EV is a noticeable improvement over their 2015-2019 Soul EV. Much like Kia’s sister company Hyundai (with their Kona EV), the Niro EV is capable of achieving a range of 239 miles.

20. Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus

Model 3 Standard Range Plus
The long awaited “$35K” Tesla Model 3 is finally here, sort of. With the initial launch, they offered a standard, standard plus, mid, long, and performance models. After some reorganization, they narrowed it down to only three options. If you were to go to Tesla.com, you could order their your base trim Model 3 Standard Range Plus and get 240 miles of range.
All for under $40K.

19. Tesla Model S 75 / 75D

In 2016, Tesla decided to give their Model S a complete facelift. Aside for a few 60D’s, their base trim 75 and 75D was the first to see it. This improved aerodynamics, which resulted in better driving efficiency.
On a full battery, the face lifted 75 and 75D is able to get 249 miles of range.

18. Tesla Model X P90D

model x p90d
A few years back, the Model X P90D was the fastest SUV on the planet. It managed to seat up to 7 people, have AWD, have crazy looking doors, and do a 0-60mph time in less than 4 seconds. On top of all that, range was a reasonable 250 miles.

17. Tesla Model X Standard Range (2019-Present)

Model X Standard Range
As I was talking about the XP90D above with its 250 miles of range, the newest Model X from 2019 can now get the same. Unlike the Performance variant, the 2019 model is Tesla’s “standard range’ model.

16. Tesla Model S P85D

Tesla Model S P85D
Way before the Model X P90D was available, the Model S P85D became a legend for its VICIOUS acceleration. It managed to do a 0-60mph time in less than 3.5 seconds and still drive 253 miles on a single charge.
In many respects, at that time this was the BEST electric car you can buy for the money.

15. Tesla Model X 90D

tesla model x 90d
When the Model X became available, you could either get the 60D, 75D, or the 90D. While its the same car under all three trims, the range you’d experience would be quite different.
As the #15 in this list, the Model X 90D can get 257 miles of range. It’s a 19 mile improvement over the 75D and a 57 mile improvement over the 60D.

14. Hyundai Kona Electric

Hyundai Kona EV
Taking on competitors by storm, the Kona EV was the answer for those who wanted a long range EV from Hyundai. Aside from being a great little crossover, it beat the long-standing king of value (Bolt EV). Within a few years, you’ll be able to buy a Kona EV for less than $30K.
When it comes to EV range, the Kona manages to get 258 miles on a single charge. It’s better than many EV’s currently on the market.

13. Tesla Model S 85 / 85D / P85 / P85+

Model S 85D
One of the best value deals from Tesla is their 85kW battery pack models. Whether you get the Model S 85, 85D, P85, or the P85+, there was one thing that stayed the same:
While acceleration was quicker in the P and D’s, the 265 miles of electric range managed to stay even across the board. If you are keen on finding great deals, a 85kW Model S can be had for less than $30K.

12. Tesla Model S P90D

Beating the old Model S P85D, the P90D manages to get a bigger battery and higher performance figures. When it comes to a 0-60 time, it’s under 3 seconds. Becoming the fastest 4-door sedan at that time to reach 60 mph in such a short period of time.
The P90D Model S also went through a refresh, giving it improved range. You can get 270 miles of range on a single charge.

11. Tesla Model S Standard Range (2019-Present)

Model S Standard Range
Gone are the days of having 3-4 different trim levels. As of 2019, Tesla has narrowed it down to standard and long range models (much like they did with their Model 3 and Model X). Their Model S Standard Range has improved range of 285 miles on a single charge.
*This is likely the software limited 100kW battery pack.

10. Tesla Model X P100D (2017-2019)

Tesla Model X P100D
The fastest SUV in the world (Model X P100D) also has range to match it. This rocket ship of an automobile manages to seat 7 people and do a 0-60mph time in less than 2.7 seconds… that is LUDICROUS.
When it comes to driving long distance trips, the XP100D is the car for you. A 100% charge can give you 289 miles of driving range.

9. Tesla Model S 90D

Tesla Model S 90D
For quite a while, the Model S 90D was the “value” deal when you wanted something that could go almost 300 miles. After years of being on the market, its a better deal today than ever before. A 100% charge will give you 294 miles to drive.

8. Tesla Model X 100D (2017-2019)

Tesla Model X 100D was the SUV to have if you wanted the longest range, without crazy performance. Sometimes you want those extra few miles of range to know you are getting the MOST out of what’s available. For the first iteration of the Model X 100D, you could get 295 miles on a single charge.
While the 100D only gives you 6 extra miles compared to the performance mode, the difference in price was HUGE. There’s a reason why there’s more 100D’s on the road than P100D’s.

7. Tesla Model X P100D (2019-Present)

Model X
In the #7 spot we have the Model X Performance Model. As you can see, the Model X is doing quite well with range. Back to back, you are seeing different variations of the Tesla Model X.
In a nutshell, this is Tesla’s newest and improved Model X P100D with a 10% improvement in driving range. Compared to the last P100D, you are getting a boost of 16 miles of EV range, bringing it to 305 miles in total.

6. Tesla Model 3 Long Range/Performance

Model 3
This is the most affordable long range electric car you can buy both used and new from Tesla. The Model 3 Long Range (and performance) manages to get 310 miles on a single charge. At the same time, it has a smaller battery than even the Tesla Model S 85kW battery packs.
From the body styling, to the wheels, to the flat underbody… it all has to do with its efficiency. The Tesla Model 3 does it BEST.

5. Tesla Model S P100D (2016-2019)

model s p100d

Who said you need a Bugatti to go from 0-60 mph in less than 2.5 seconds… The Tesla Model S P100D can do it in 2.3, for a fraction of the cost. When Tesla introduced their 100kW cars, it was nice to finally see driving range of more than 300 miles. 

Being offered in both the standard 100D and performance P100D, the latter managed to get 315 miles on a single charge.

4. Tesla Model X Long Range (2019-Present)

Model X 100D Longe Range Model

The newest software and drivetrain upgrade has improved the Tesla Model S 100D’s overall range by roughly 10%. For the first time, the Model X can cover a distance of over 300 miles on a single charge (approximately 325 miles on a single charge with this one)

3. Tesla Model S 100D (2017-2019)

Model S P100D

Up until a few year ago, the Model S 100D was the longest range electric car on the market with 335 miles on a single charge. It has now been placed into spot #3 (but still very impressive). 

When it comes to the best value for how much range you’ll get, the 100D (2017-2018) is currently at the top. 

2. Tesla Model S P100D (2019-Present)

Tesla Model S P100D
Most can see Tesla is creeping towards the 400 mile mark like no-one is competing. Just look at the top 10 in this list, Tesla’s EVERYWHERE…
Their new and improved Model S P100D got a range boost by 30 miles, pushing a 100% charged battery to 345 miles.

1. Tesla Model S 100D (2019-Present)

Tesla Model S 100D

The new and improved Tesla Model S 100D is the electric car with the longest range (as of 2019). You can now get a 35 mile improvement on a single charge, taking you from 335 to 402 miles on a single charge. 

That's It... For Now, Conclusion?

There you have it, thanks for reading this extensive list. As months and years go by, I’ll be updating this list as more manufacturers are bringing their cars to the market with well over 150 miles of range per charge. Tesla will likely continue to lead the pack with the longest range (at least for now). Stay tuned by bookmarking this page and check back periodically. 

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2 thoughts on “Longest Range Electric Cars | Top 31 EV’s of 2020”

  1. I know right? That range and their charging network makes the most PERFECT electric car (for now). Thanks for commenting Filipe!

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