The world is changing, and while gasoline-powered vehicles will continue to roam the streets for decades to come, federal emissions targets and eco-friendly consumers are pushing auto manufacturers to innovate. The result is a rapidly growing number of new electric vehicles. And with new technology comes new designs, new features, and new challenges. So while EVs might be saddled by slow charge times, lower range, and higher curb weights than their gas counterparts, they also deliver instant torque and, in some cases, mind-boggling power. Though our love of the visceral, noise-producing cars of today is not likely to fade, the variety of new EVs brought to market makes it easy to get excited about tomorrow.
This list includes every EV model sold in America, ranked by its EPA combined driving range—from the shortest to the longest. To keep things simple, we’ve only listed the longest-range version in each EV’s model lineup. We also included each vehicle’s base price and EPA MPGe rating, the EV equivalent of miles per gallon. Although we haven’t tested each of the longest-range models under our own EV highway range testing procedure, we’ve provided the data where possible. But it is driving range that tells you how practical an EV will be in daily use. Somewhere in this list might be the EV with the right range for you.
2022 Mazda MX-30: 100 Miles
The adorable Mazda MX-30 is about the same size as its gas-powered subcompact crossover CX-30 stablemate, but it uses a 143-hp front-wheel-drive electric powertrain and unlike the CX-30, not offered with all-wheel drive. Despite its lack of total range, the MX-30 is one of the more stylish choices. It uses rear-hinged back doors and a floating center console to maximize space in the cockpit. It has a 30.0-kWh battery pack, which contributes to its lower EPA-estimated 100 miles of range, but Mazda did promise a plug-in hybrid version will arrive later in 2022 with better range.
- Base price: $34,645
- EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 92/98/85 MPGe
- Power: 143 horsepower
2022 Mini Cooper Electric: 114 Miles
With a starting price of $30,750, the Mini Cooper Electric is one of the most affordable ways to get into a new electric vehicle. While its EPA-estimated 114-mile range limits usability, we found the hatchback to be as fun and engaging as its gas-powered twin. With the 2022 model year came new standard equipment such as an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment display and a heated steering wheel, along with minor exterior upgrades. According to Mini, fast-charging allows the Mini Cooper Electric to charge to 80 percent in just 35 minutes, while home-charging will restore full power from empty in a respectable four hours.
2021 BMW i3: 153 Miles
The BMW i3 trades capability for style. In base trim, the extraterrestrial-looking hatchback is powered by electricity alone, limiting its EPA-estimated range to 153 miles. The optional range extender, a small gasoline-powered motor, increases that to 200 miles but tacks on an additional $3850 to the base price. During testing, we were impressed by the i3’s complaint suspension and engaging dynamics, as well as its 6.6-second acceleration to 60 mph. BMW announced earlier this year that the i3 will be discontinued for 2022.
2021 Hyundai Ioniq Electric SE: 170 Miles
The Hyundai Ioniq Electric doesn’t offer the range of its competitors, but it’s one of the cheaper EVs on the market with a starting price of $34,250. What that does buy you, though, is a 100,000-mile powertrain warranty, a modern infotainment system, a digital driver display, and DC fast-charging capability. Power comes from a 134-hp motor driving the front wheels, which, in our testing, pushed a 2020 model to 60 mph in a little over eight seconds.
2022 Audi e-tron/e-tron S Sportback: 212 Miles
Available as either an SUV or Sportback, the Audi e-tron delivers typical Audi refinement in a gas-free package. Power comes from two electric motors, which, when working in conjunction, spit out 355 horsepower and 414 pound-feet of torque. During testing, the e-tron shot to 60 mph in the low five-second range. Speaking of range, our tester was only able to eke out 190 highway miles, 32 fewer than advertised, from full charge. The e-tron S Sportback with 20-inch wheels gets the most estimated range at 212 miles.
2022 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo: 215 Miles
The wagonized version of the Porsche Taycan comes standard with all-wheel drive and an adjustable air suspension. Power is supplied by two electric motors with total outputs ranging between 469 and 750 horsepower. Both the Taycan Cross Turismo 4 and 4S share an EPA-estimated 215 miles of range, the top for this model. It goes without saying, range for the 750-hp Turbo S version drops to 202 miles. Although the wagon has a slightly shorter range than its sedan counterpart, it still uses Porsche’s 800-volt architecture to turbocharge the DC fast-charging experience.
2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge Twin: 223 Miles
The Volvo XC40 Recharge Twin gets extra range for 2022. Starting at $56,395, standard equipment includes 402 horsepower, all-wheel drive, adaptive cruise control, and automated emergency braking. The 2021 XC40 we tested hit 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds, a full two seconds quicker than its most powerful gasoline-powered version.
2022 Nissan Leaf S Plus: 226 Miles
While the Nissan Leaf lacks the flash or impressive range of some other EVs, as one of the first mass-produced EVs sold in America it was once a trailblazer. After 11 years, the Leaf, with its $28,375 base price, continues to offer eco-friendly transportation to those with modest commutes and modest budgets. Of the five available trim levels, we’d choose the S Plus. Not only does it offer the most range (226 miles), but it also comes with a more powerful 214-hp motor.
2022 Porsche Taycan 4S Battery Plus: 227 Miles
The Porsche Taycan is one of the few EVs on the market with moves like a sports car. In our testing, a Turbo S hit 60 mph in just 2.4 seconds and pulled 0.99 g on the skidpad. Those are numbers that border on hypercar territory. All of this speed comes at a cost, though. The aforementioned Turbo S starts at $186,350. The more frugal among us, however, can still enjoy the perks of Porsche’s excellent EV. Entry pricing for a base rear-wheel-drive model is a somewhat-more-accessible $84,050. In fact the rear-drive Taycan with the Battery Plus package starts at $89,830 and gets an EPA-estimated 225-mile range. The most range available for the Taycan is had with the 4S and optional Battery Plus package at 227 miles. Range is only part of the story: Every Taycan uses an 800-volt architecture that allows a peak charging rate of 270 kilowatts, making charging times reasonable when utilizing DC fast-chargers.
2022 Jaguar I-Pace: 234 Miles
The I-Pace is Jaguar’s first shot at a slice of the EV market. We found the sporty crossover’s driving dynamics to be sharp and exciting despite its nearly 5000-pound curb weight. Responsible for moving that weight around is a motor at each axle collectively putting out 394 horsepower and 512 pound-feet of torque. The I-Pace’s interior houses aggressive seats, a sleek dashboard, and lots of technology. The only infotainment system available boasts a 10.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
2022 Audi e-tron GT: 238 Miles
The Audi e-tron can be had in two different power levels that don’t really effect range much. The 522-hp e-tron GT gets the most range at an EPA-estimated 238 miles, and not far off from that is the 637-hp RS e-tron GT with up to 232 miles. The RS e-tron GT we recently tested actually beat its EPA-estimated range during our 75-mph highway route with 240 miles on a single charge. It also hit 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds. That’s one of the quickest cars we’ve ever tested. These e-tron GTs use 800-volt architecture, like what’s found on the Porsche Taycan, to minimize charging when plugged into DC fast-chargers.
2022 Kia Niro EV EX FWD: 239 Miles
Crossovers like the Kia Niro EV give us a glimpse into an EV-dominated future. Void of pomp and circumstance, the Niro EV is simply a people mover powered by electricity. Attached to its $41,165 base price is a 64.0-kWh battery that will provide a maximum EPA-estimated range of 239 miles, although our real-world testing returned just 180 miles. Unlike some of its competitors, the Niro EV sports a fairly conventional-looking interior, although we found its second row a bit tighter than we’d prefer.
2022 Audi Q4 e-tron/Q4 e-tron Sportback: 241 Miles
It’s easy to get lost in the numerical soup that is electric vehicle specs, model names, battery capacities, and charging power. The Audi Q4 e-tron 40 and 50 models don’t simplify the equation. The rear-drive base e-tron 40 model uses a single 201-hp motor, but the EPA hasn’t rated that model yet. The 295-hp dual-motor all-wheel-drive model, dubbed the e-tron 50, gets an EPA-estimated 241 miles on a single charge. Both versions use the same 77.0-kWh battery pack that can charge with speeds up to 125 kW with DC fast-charging. Feeling dizzy yet? The Q4 e-tron is another step in Audi’s goal of achieving a 30 percent electrified global lineup by 2025.
- Base price: $50,995
- EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway:95/100/89 MPGe
- Power: 295 horsepower
2022 Hyundai Kona Electric SEL FWD: 258 Miles
The Hyundai Kona Electric easily fits the classic Hyundai mold. It’s well priced, well designed, and has an advertised 258 miles of range. Of the three trim levels available, the midrange Limited model, which starts at $43,725, offers the best value. We were impressed by the Kona Electric’s interior space, which is identical to that of the gas version, despite the addition of a sometimes space-robbing battery.
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV 1LT: 259 Miles
Chevrolet’s small electric hatchback gets a full revamp for the 2022 model year along with a nice $5500 price cut. The Chevy Bolt is available in two trim levels: The base model, called 1LT, now comes in at $31,995, while the 2LT starts at $35,195. The new Bolt EV’s single electric motor puts out 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. A 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment display is standard along with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and automatic high-beams.
- Base price: $31,995
- EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 120/131/109 MPGe
- Power: 200 horsepower
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro: 260 Miles
The Volkswagen ID.4 is the beginning of VW’s push into electrification. Rear-drive is standard with 201 horsepower, and available all-wheel-drive models have 302 horsepower. Pricing for the ID.4 starts at $41,190, but our favorite of the three available trims is the middle child, named 1st Edition. We managed 190 miles in our real-world 75-mph range test, though it’s worth noting that it came in near-freezing temperatures.
2022 Polestar 2: 265 Miles
Polestar has entered 2022 with an all-electric lineup that’s easy to choose from. The Polestar 2 is that lineup. A single-motor version of the four-door hatchback starts at $47,200 and has an EPA-estimated 265 miles of range. In this configuration, the Polestar 2 has a total output of 231 horsepower. That’s greatly overshadowed by the dual-motor version that has 402 horsepower and gets EPA-estimated 249 miles of range. The price difference between the two is only $4000. Totally worth it to a potential buyer favoring urgency over full efficiency. We found the Polestar 2’s large, 11.2-inch infotainment display especially appealing due to its use of Android Automotive OS, a new operating system which has native Google Maps support as well as a host of useful, EV-specific tools.
2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E California Route 1 RWD: 305 Miles
Ford occasionally makes interesting choices with the Mustang name. Unlike that Mustang, however, the Mach-E all-electric crossover makes plenty of power. The Mach-E GT Performance Edition puts down 480 horsepower and gets to 60 mph in a claimed 3.9 seconds. The EPA gave that model a 260-mile range estimate. The base Select trim, starts at $43,995 but makes only 266 horsepower and charges slower than other trims. Those looking for maximum range will want the rear-wheel-drive California Route 1. In that guise, the Mach-E’s EPA-estimate of 305 miles is a 75-mile improvement over the base model.
2022 Rivian R1T: 314 Miles
The Rivian R1T is the only electric pickup with EPA numbers. For now. All-wheel drive is standard on R1T models, as well as three 110-volt outlets and an air compressor mounted inside the truck bed. The EPA-estimated range for the Launch Edition trim with the 135.0-kWh battery is 314 miles. That puts it near the top of the list for range, which is good news for folks looking to escape the concrete jungle. Rivian’s Adventure Network is still growing, but it aims to bring DC fast-charging to more remote places.
- Base price: $68,145
- EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 70/74/66 MPGe
2022 Rivian R1S: 316 Miles
The Rivian R1S has the same powertrain as the R1T pickup, including standard all-wheel drive. Interestingly, the EPA gave it an extra two miles of range despite it performing worse than the R1T in terms of combined, city, and highway driving. The R1S that earned this 316-mile EPA-estimate also used the 135.0-kWh battery. Like the R1T, the R1s boasts over 800 horsepower for certain models. It’s range and off-roady vibe give it a leg up on other fully electric SUVs, like the Audi e-tron.
- Base price: $70,000 (est)
- EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 69/73/65 MPGe
2021 Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD: 326 Miles
Tesla’s Model Y enters its second model year largely unchanged. With a starting price of $53,190, the EV, which shares most of its DNA with the Model 3, creates steep competition in the crossover space. During testing, we found that the stopwatch validated our butt dyno. Both the Long Range and Performance models laid down scorching zero-to-60 mph times, doing the deed in 4.4 and 3.6 seconds, respectively.
2022 Mercedes EQS450+: 350 Miles
The first to ride on the new Mercedes-Benz EV platform, the EQS is a flagship at full billow. Other fully electric EQ models are to follow, including a compact EQA and EQE entry-luxury sedan, but for now, the 329-hp EQS is it. Both levels of the EQS use a 107.8-kWh battery, but only the rear-drive EQS450+ gets an EPA-estimated 350 miles of range. Not far behind, the 516-hp EQS580 4Matic was rated for 340 miles. Although the EQS580 4Matic has a 187-hp advantage at the expense of only 10 miles of total range, the starting price of the more efficient EGS450+ is nearly $17,000 cheaper.
- Base price: $103,360
- EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 95/99/92 MPGe
- Power: 329 horsepower
2021 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD: 353 Miles
The Tesla Model 3, the rare proven quantity in the EV segment, keeps getting better. The Model 3 Long Range has seen its range bumped to an impressive EPA-estimated 353 miles, while the base model gets a bump from 250 to 263 miles. Those who need maximum utility will enjoy the Model 3’s large rear opening and flat-folding seats. It’s also the most affordable with at least 350 miles of range—by a lot.
2021 Tesla Model X Long Range: 371 Miles
Don’t be fooled by the Model X’s optional third-row seating and friendly front fascia. While Tesla’s electricity-fueled SUV can play the part of family van, it’s hiding a far more sinister secret. The entry-level Long Range model is equipped with a motor at each axle. Although Tesla claims this new Model X has 670 horsepower, its claimed 3.8-second jump to 60 mph doesn’t back it up. We’ve calculated something closer to 500 horsepower for combined output on a full charge. Step up to the Plaid trim, however, and you get an additional motor, which, according to Tesla, makes a total of 1020 horsepower and drops the zero-to-60 time to just 2.5 seconds.
- Base price: $91,190
- EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 105/109/101 MPGe
- Power: 500 horsepower (C/D est)
2021 Tesla Model S Long Range: 405 Miles
The Tesla Model S represents the bleeding edge of EV technology. It mixes big range, practicality, and breathtaking performance into an attractive, albeit pricey, package. The base trim, Long Range, starts at $91,190, while the new Plaid + model, a car that Tesla claims makes 1020 horsepower, will go for nearly double that but gets an EPA-estimated 348 miles or range with 21-inch wheels.
2022 Lucid Air Dream Edition Range: 520 Miles
At the top of the list is EV startup company Lucid Motors, based in California. Not only does Lucid supply battery packs for every team in the fully electric race series Formula E, they’ve also received the highest EPA-estimated range of any electric car sold today. The Air Dream Edition Range uses a big, 118.0-kWh-capacity battery, with 933 horsepower and a claimed 2.7-second zero-to-60-mph time. The Performance version cranks the heat to 1111 horsepower with an estimated max range of 471 miles. The most affordable Lucid Air is the $78,900 Pure model, a 480-hp rear-drive model that gets a claimed 406 miles of range.
- Base price: $170,500
- EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 125/126/125 MPGe
- Power: 933 horsepower
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