Range anxiety still tops the list of hurdles when it comes to tempting drivers to switch to EVs.
Even though most cars in the UK travel less than 100 miles each week, not knowing whether you can make a two or three-hour trip without having to stop to recharge remains a psychological barrier for many motorists.
However, electric vehicles are developing fast, so a range of around 200 miles is average now, and some of the latest models are capable of as much as 400 miles between charges. So (on paper), that’s more than London to Edinburgh in one charge.
We’ve chosen 10 of the best long-range electric cars currently on the UK market. All figures quoted are from manufacturers’ own websites and use official World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) data.
That said, ‘real-world’ range can be as much as 20% lower than WLTP figures because of factors such as driving style, outside temperature, battery age and journey topography.
The prices below are correct as of June 2023. EV ranges quoted use official WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure) figures achieved in a laboratory. Real-world ranges will vary.