Electric Cars With the Longest Range in 2020

2020 Hyundai Kona EV front 3/4 view driving down the road
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How Far Can They Go on a Single Charge?

Some people considering buying an electric car still have range anxiety. This is because many early electric cars didn’t offer much range. Today, some electric vehicles (EVs) still have minimal range, though most can travel well over 200 miles before needing to charge.

The Chevrolet Bolt, Kia Niro EV, and Hyundai Kona Electric all offer around 250 miles of range, which means you can road trip for about three or four hours before needing to juice up. At that point, most people will want to eat and use the restroom anyhow. Every car in Tesla’s lineup is capable of over 300 miles of range, and the Tesla Model S has an EPA-rated 402 miles, which is much more than any other EV ever produced.

Some electric cars, including the BMW i3, Hyundai Ioniq Electric, and Mini Cooper SE don’t offer enough range for long road trips, but they should suffice for most people’s daily commutes and responsibilities. They’re also a good option for a second car. If you have a gas-powered SUV or minivan to haul the family around, why not save some money on fuel and get an EV as a city car or commuter?

A few newer luxury EVs – the Audi e-tron, Jaguar I-Pace, and Porsche Taycan – emphasize sporty performance over range. They’re expensive, and may not be the best option for family vacations, but they’re opulent, fun to drive, and packed with state-of-the-art tech features.

Electric cars are still more expensive than their gas-powered cousins, but many qualify for a federal tax credit of up to $7,500. They’re also incredibly efficient, so they’re much cheaper to run than gas cars. Moreover, their simple electric motor and battery setup requires very little maintenance compared to traditional vehicles.

In order to help you make a confident buying decision, we’ve ranked every EV on the market today based on range. On each slide, you’ll also find essential details about each model, including its price, U.S. News overall score, strengths, weaknesses, features, and availability.

Keep in mind that we update our scores and rankings periodically as new information becomes available, so the scores in this article may not match up with the scores in our reviews and rankings.

Read through the following slides to learn more about today’s electric cars with the longest range.

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