Going electric is becoming more and more of a mainstream move – but that doesn’t mean everyone is convinced. In fact, plenty of buyers are put off by the prospect of range anxiety; ending up with an electric car (EV) that simply can’t go as far on a single charge as they need it to.
But the latest wave of electric cars are capable of some very respectable ranges – the sort that mean you can do a week’s commute on one charge, and still have enough power left for a day out at the weekend.
Cars like these, which will need charging less often, could be an answer to the prayers of those who have an electric car but don’t have a driveway on which to charge them. And for those who do, they mean destinations further afield are within easier reach – and that presents the possibility of an EV as a sole car in the household.
So what are the longest-range electric cars on sale today? We’ve found the 10 best, and ranked them in order of their official WLTP (World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure) range. And for the first time ever, given optimal conditions, all 10 can now manage more than 330 miles on a charge.
It’s worth noting that a year ago only three cars were capable of that distance. The times, they are a-changin’. And such is the rate of progrress that we will have to update this article even more frequently than previously.