With more automakers taking a stab at electric vehicle production, there are now many more options topping 300 miles of range. When it comes to choosing an EV based on range, drivers should prioritize their needs. For those doing most of their driving in the city, for example, the Mini Cooper SE hatchback or Mazda MX-30 crossover are great choices. On the other hand, those keen on undertaking frequent road trips should opt for long-range EVs.
The number of 300+ mile EVs has greatly increased in recent years with the likes of Ford, Rivian, BMW, Hyundai, and Lucid releasing products that promise to eradicate range anxiety. Concerns about range remain a top barrier for prospective EV owners who are on the fence about making the switch from gas. Previously, Tesla held the distinction of making long-range EVs, but nowadays, everyone wants a piece of the action. Here are some of the best 300+ mile electric models available today.
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Sporting BMW’s signature kidney grille design and futuristic tech, the i4 promises a luxury EV ownership experience. The eDrive 40 trim is the only i4 trim capable of surpassing 300 miles, though by just one mile. Certain driving conditions like overspeeding or extremely hot or cold weather may force a significant drop in range. Fortunately, practices like preheating or cooling the EV while charging or adopting a prudent driving style should help owners get the most out of the BMW EV’s range.
Not only does Hyundai’s first all-electric SUV belong to the 300+ mile club, but the Ioniq 5’s exterior looks have attracted plenty of praise. It's no surprise that Hyundai modeled the 2024 Kona Electric’s design after the Ioniq 5. Out of four available trims, three come with an EPA-estimated range of 303 miles. Intending buyers should note that the 303-mile models — SE, SEL, and Limited — feature a rear-wheel drive system. Although Hyundai has an all-wheel drive (AWD) alternative for the above variants, the 266-mile range offered is a clear downgrade.
One of Tesla’s best-selling models, the Model 3 has become more affordable this year thanks to a slew of price cuts. The Model 3 has earned top ratings from the Green NCAP and drivers based in the U.S. and Europe, demonstrating high customer satisfaction. While Tesla is yet to release the Long-Range edition, the Model 3 Performance can travel for up to 315 miles before needing a charge.
The Model 3 also recharges quickly using either the Tesla Wall Connector (up to 44 miles hourly) or the Supercharger (up to 175 miles in 15 minutes). Third-party charging equipment can also work, but an adapter will be required.
The F-150 Lightning is arguably one of the best electric pickups on the market today. Despite experiencing many price hikes, its popularity hasn't dwindled. Winner of various awards like Motortrend’s 2023 Truck of the Year and the 2023 North American Truck of the Year, the F-150 Lightning shines in many areas.
Aside from the ability to power homes during outages, the F-150 EV offers 300+ miles of range. However, not all trims do, so it's worth exploring the ones that can. These are the XLT, Lariat, and Platinum variants. When paired with an extended-range battery ($12,500), the XLT and Lariat trims max out at 320 miles while the Platinum is capped at 300 miles. Ford says the above figures are based on a full battery charge.
Rivian built the R1S to not only douse drivers' fears of insufficient range, but the electric SUV is designed to provide a thrilling experience regardless of terrain or weather. Currently, the Rivian SUV is available in the Adventure package which boasts 321 miles when mated with the Quad-Motor AWD system ($8,000) and the large battery pack ($6,000).
Interestingly, Rivian recently announced the forthcoming delivery of the R1S Max package coupled with the Dual-Motor AWD. The automaker claims this model will accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds, offer 3 rows of seats, and provide a whopping 390 miles of range. With almost 400 miles, access to a growing network of exclusive fast chargers, and a host of many other features, the R1S should have a better run in the electric SUV segment.
Known as the product that advanced Tesla's EV manufacturing efforts industry, the Model S offers drivers between 396 and 405 miles of range, making it one of the top-ranking long-range EVs. That alongside its premium in-vehicle features makes the Model S a standout figure in the market. However, it costs as much as $109,990. When plugged into a Supercharger, the Model S’s fast charging capabilities enable it to gain around 200 miles in 15 minutes. Tesla recently announced a new Model S exterior color option — Ultra Red which future buyers can get for an additional $3,000.
The Lucid Air not only ticks the boxes of high performance and high pricing but occupies the position of 'EV with the most range.' A direct competitor to the Model S, the Air Grand Touring variant can travel for up to 516 miles when equipped with 19" wheels. It starts at $138,000 which also brings astonishing performance specifications like 1,050 horsepower, a top speed of 168 mph, and a 0-60 mph time of between 2.6 and 3 seconds. The Air EV’s other trims like the Pure (410 miles) and Touring (425 miles) also should settle owners' range anxiety. They also cost slightly less ($87,400 and $107,400, respectively) than the Grand Touring EV edition.
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