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The Top 5 Longest Range Electric Vehicles You Can Buy

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EVs are usually associated with efficiency, green energy and range anxiety. It’s a common concern that many potential EV owners may have, especially if you live in an area where there is no advanced EV charging infrastructure.

If that appeals to you, it’s time to explore five EV models that allow you to drive without fear, so you can forget how much energy you have left and just enjoy the ride to your destination.

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1. Lucid Air

The Lucid Air goes after the Tesla Model S and its insane status as the undisputed stat king. The Lucid Air can be configured to Dream Edition Range specifications, meaning you have 520 miles of range at your disposal. This particular configuration of the Lucid is not only ridiculously efficient; it’s also hypercar fast with its 2.7 seconds 0-60mph time.

The Lucid handily beats the Tesla Model S with its maximum range of 405 miles, and this is no coincidence. Lucid has not been shy about outdoing Tesla, and they welcome competition from the EV sector king, which is great for the segment as a whole.


The Lucid Air also features an insanely fast charge time that allows you to regain 300 miles of range in an absurd 20 minutes (which is more than what most vehicles offer as their fully charged range). The Lucid Air tries to become the stats collector that the Model S has been for so long, and it succeeded.

The Lucid Air is also insanely aerodynamic. With a drag coefficient of just 0.21 it is one of the smoothest vehicles you can buy today. As if all this wasn’t enough, Lucid states that the Air has the most fun of all electric vehicles. Right now they’re just bragging — and that’s what we’re here for.

2. Rivian R1T

The Rivian R1T is one of the best EV pickups on the market, especially with its quad-motor AWD system. The Rivian is also a great vehicle for forgetting distance fears. Rivian promises 400+ miles on a single charge when you opt for the Quad-Motor truck with the Max Pack battery.

This configuration is designed for all-out adventures and overlanding, situations where you really can’t afford to worry about your range all the time. Not only does the Rivian offer one of the best ranges of any electric vehicle, it’s a performance monster thanks to its advanced AWD system and over 800 horsepower and 900 pounds of torque.

The R1T in top configuration is basically the Model S Plaid of pickup trucks, but it is of course much more practical. You can also buy the Rivian with a smaller battery pack, but the ultimate all-rounder is certainly equipped with the Max Pack battery and the four electric motors. The Rivian is truly a one-of-a-kind vehicle as it combines efficient driving range with superior ease of use and monstrous performance – there’s nothing quite like it.


3. Tesla Model S

The Tesla Model S is the stat king of the automotive world, EV or not. In checkered form, it boasts world-conquering power, with its more than 1000 horsepower Tri-Motor Motor AWD. Anyone looking for a performance vehicle should seriously take a look at the Model S Plaid. But if you’re looking for maximum range, the non-Plaid Model S is your ticket.

The Model S can be configured to deliver an astonishing 405 mile range, especially impressive for a vehicle that can still embarrass sports cars, even if it isn’t the earth-shattering Plaid. The Model S takes its range very seriously and everything about the vehicle is designed with aerodynamics and efficiency in mind.

This is great news for the driver as it helps you squeeze every possible range out of the battery. Tesla has always been an innovator in the EV segment, so it’s no surprise that they can make a vehicle that’s faster than most supercars while delivering insane range.

4. Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD

No one is surprised to see another Tesla on this list, especially the efficient Model 3. The Model 3 can be bought in Long Range AWD form, which delivers a staggering range of 558 miles, all from a vehicle that can accelerate from 0 up to 60 mph in a blistering 4.2 seconds.

The fact that the Model 3 can achieve these astonishing performance figures and be efficient while weighing more than 4,000 lbs is a testament to Tesla’s engineering prowess. The Model 3’s styling may not be everyone’s cup of tea, especially with its duck-like front end, but there’s no denying the vehicle’s stats and superior engineering.

5. Mercedes EQS 450+

German car outfits are slowly but surely pouring into the EV scene, pretending they’ve always been the segment leaders. The Mercedes EQS is a true flagship sedan that does everything right, including alleviating the driver’s range anxiety.

While the Mercedes can’t quite compete with the Lucid Air’s colossal 520-mile range, it still manages a respectable 350 miles. The EQS 450+ isn’t a performance screamer either, as it manages the 0-60mph run in a respectable, but not blistering, 5.9 seconds.

Where the Mercedes does shine is in its incredible blend of high-tech luxury and efficiency. The EQS is a big flagship sedan, and the fact that it’s filled to the brim with luxury features and tons of noise-dampening, yet manages a 350-mile range is incredible. Best of all, the EQS also offers two years of free 30-minute charging sessions through Electrify America, so if you’re looking for a way to charge your EV for free, this is the way to go.

Range fear is a thing of the past

Range anxiety is a ubiquitous topic when discussing EVs, but that story is slowly shifting thanks to vehicles that can go the distance and then some. All the vehicles on this list deliver up front, so you can get to your destination and back without constantly looking at your available range.

As charging stations grow and become as mundane as gas stations, fear of range will truly be a thing of the past.