UK’s Longest Range Electric Cars of 2024 - Top 15
Find out which cars offer the best electric range - we also reveal the cheapest EV capable of the most mileage
Electric cars are evolving at a rapid rate and addressing consumer's concerns about what range can be achieved when fully charged. In this article, we list the UK’s longest-range electric cars of 2024 by highlighting the top 15 EVs with the most mileage. Read on to find out more…
Top 15 Longest Range Electric Cars 2024
Discover the top 15 electric cars with the longest range - we’ve listed the electric cars by range, starting with the most mileage:
- Mercedes-Benz EQS/EQS SUV - up to 452 miles of range
- Tesla Model S - up to 394 miles of range
- BMW i Series (i4, i5, i7, iX) - offering up to 387 miles of range
- Mercedes-Benz EQE - up to 380 miles of range
- Polestar 3 - up to 379 miles of range
- Tesla Model 3 - up to 374 miles of range
- Ford Mustang Mach-E - up to 372 miles of range
- Audi Q8 e-tron - up to 343 miles of range
- Skoda Enyaq - up to 339 miles of range
- Hyundai IONIQ 6 - up to 338 miles of range
- Nissan ARIYA - up to 329 miles of range
- Volkswagen ID.4 - up to 328 miles of range
- MG4 EV - up to 323 miles of range
- Hyundai IONIQ 5 - up to 315 miles of range
- Hyundai KONA Electric - up to 300 miles of range
1 - Mercedes-Benz EQS/EQS SUV
- Driving range: up to 452 miles
- Price from new: starting at £129,470
- Charging capabilities: up to 80% charge in 31 minutes at fast-charging stations
At number 1 in the longest-range electric cars list is the Mercedes-Benz EQS saloon model - which is also available as an SUV. Offering an unbeatable 452 miles of driving range, as a premium car it does come with a hefty price tag.
2 - Tesla Model S
- Driving range: up to 394 miles
- Price from new: starting at £85,000
- Charging capabilities: recharge up to 200 miles in just 15 minutes
Tesla drivers have access to the largest and most powerful fast charging network in the world - meaning you’ll spend less time plugged in and more time on the open road. At over £80,000, the price tag reflects its best-in-class safety.
3 - BMW i Series
- Driving range: up to 387 miles
- Price from new: starting at £49,995
- Charging capabilities: can achieve 62 miles of range in just 5 minutes
BMW’s range of fully electric cars is a premium purchase - however, each model produces a decent amount of mileage on a single charge - like the BMW iX pictured below.
4 - Mercedes-AMG EQE
- Driving range: up to 380 miles
- Price from new: starting at £73,450
- Charging capabilities: 32 minutes of rapid charging for up to 80% battery power
The second Mercedes in our top 15 list, the premium EQE saloon does offer a great performance and the real-life range doesn’t differ too much from the 380 miles it promises.
5 - Polestar 3
- Driving range: up to 379 miles
- Price from new: starting at £78,900
- Charging capabilities: up to 80% charge in 30 minutes
If you’re looking for a luxury electric SUV drive, then the Polestar 3 has it in spades. It’s not cheap however but does offer a great amount of miles on a full charge, thanks to a powerful 111 kWh battery.
6 - Tesla Model 3
- Driving range: up to 374 miles
- Price from new: starting at £42,990
- Charging capabilities: recharge by up to 172 miles of range in just 15 minutes
Boasting a Tesla that is built with the driver in mind, the Model 3 is best known for its panoramic glass roof, 5-star safety rating, and promising amount of miles on a single charge.
If you’re not keen to pay the price tag that comes with a brand new model, then explore our variety of used Tesla Model 3 cars in stock here at Wilsons Epsom.
7 - Ford Mustang Mach-E
- Driving range: up to 372 miles
- Price from new: starting at £43,830
- Charging capabilities: up to 73 miles in just 10 minutes on a fast charger
This all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E thoroughbred can achieve speeds of 0-62 MPH in just 3.7 seconds, producing a range that puts other models to shame. Fast charging capabilities can save valuable time when on the road, making it much more economical price-wise than the combustion engine models.
8 - Audi Q8 e-tron
- Driving range: up to 343 miles
- Price from new: starting at £70,195
- Charging capabilities: up to 80% charge in just 31 minutes
Sitting at the premium end of the electric car market is the Audi Q8 e-tron - an SUV designed for families. Thanks to the powerful 408 PS powertrain, a driving range of just under 350 miles can be achieved.
9 - Skoda Enyaq
- Driving range: up to 339 miles
- Price from new: starting at £38,970
- Charging capabilities: up to 80% charge in 29 minutes with a DC rapid charger
The Skoda Enyaq is a fully electric SUV that can be purchased from new at under £40,000. Fitted with a 77 kWh battery on the more premium models, it is these options that offer the best range on a full charge.
10 - Hyundai IONIQ 6
- Driving range: up to 338 miles
- Price from new: starting at £47,040
- Charging capabilities: up to 80% charge in just 18 minutes
The Hyundai IONIQ 6 is celebrating much success having been crowned EV of the Year in 2023, alongside World Car of the Year and World Electric Vehicle to name just a few of the model’s accolades. With an impressive driving range and ultra-efficient charging capabilities of an 80% battery boost in under 20 minutes, the electrified streamliner is making a lot of noise for the right reasons - and it's not from the exhaust, that’s for sure!
At Wilsons Hyundai in Surrey, you can get your hands on the all-new Hyundai IONIQ 6 and its suite of autonomous driving technology to really elevate any journey short or long. Discover our latest offers and speak to us about booking a test drive - you won’t regret it!
11 - Nissan ARIYA
- Driving range: up to 329 miles
- Price from new: starting at £42,826
- Charging capabilities: up to 217 miles in around 30 minutes with rapid charging
The almighty Nissan ARIYA is available in three options so you can tailor your electrified driving experience. Opt for the 63 kWh battery which will suit you if your commute isn’t too far away, choose the 87 kWh battery if you need to drive slightly longer distances, or select the 87 kWh battery with added e-4ORCE technology to take advantage of the ARIYA’s full 329-mile capabilities.
At Wilsons Nissan in Surrey, you can see the all-new Nissan ARIYA in action and admire its ultra-modern, sleek design. Take a look at our latest offers and book a test drive to experience the ARIYA’s all-electric power for yourself.
Find out more about the next-generation Nissan ARIYA by reading our in-depth review which shares everything you need to know.
12 - Volkswagen ID.4
- Driving range: up to 328 miles
- Price from new: starting at £38,985
- Charging capabilities: up to 80% battery in 38 minutes with a fast charging unit
The Volkswagen ID.4 is an all-electric family-sized SUV that is equipped with a 77 kWh battery and VW’s Pro Performance technology to achieve over 320 miles of driving on a single full charge.
13 - MG4 EV
- Driving range: up to 323 miles
- Price from new: starting at £26,475
- Charging capabilities: up to 80% charge in 35 minutes using an ultra-fast charger
Turning the heads of passers-by, the MG4 EV is an electric car designed to tick many boxes. A serial winner of many motor trade awards in 2023 - including Car of the Year and Best Value Electric Car - it is becoming a familiar sight on the roads thanks to its striking looks and budget-friendly price tag. It’s interesting to note that the MG4 EV is actually capable of traveling distances over 400 miles when driven in city mode only - just another tick in the box for this compact hatchback.
At Wilsons MG in Surrey, we are proud to stock the fully electric MG4 EV among the range of models from the UK’s fastest-growing car brand. This is an electric car that MUST be seen - as they say, seeing is believing! Explore our latest offers and take advantage of 3 years of free servicing when you buy from us.
Find out more about the mighty MG4 EV in our comprehensive guide to the award-winning electric car.
14 - Hyundai IONIQ 5
- Driving range: up to 315 miles
- Price from new: starting at £43,445
- Charging capabilities: ultra-fast charging means up to 80% battery power in just 18 minutes
Securing 2 of 3 spaces in the top 15 longest-range electric cars of 2024, the Hyundai IONIQ 5 is certainly a head-turner. This ground-breaking CUV (crossover utility vehicle) has made a big impact in terms of what we need from an electric vehicle. Not only does it boast a super smart interior space, but the IONIQ 5 requires much less maintenance than a conventional combustion engine equivalent. Let’s not forget the sporty acceleration of 0 to 62 MPH in a speedy 5.1 seconds either!
Wilsons Hyundai is the place to be when it comes to the smart and sophisticated IONIQ 5. Purchase the EV from our Surrey showroom and claim a 5-year unlimited mileage warranty, PLUS free roadside assistance, AND 5 annual vehicle health checks as standard. Our latest offers are online now.
15 - Hyundai KONA Electric
- Driving range: up to 300 miles
- Price from new: starting at £34,995
- Charging capabilities: up to 80% battery power in 47 minutes with rapid charging connection
Last but by no means least rounds up our hat trick for this manufacturer with the very popular and family-friendly Hyundai KONA Electric. Whether you’re driving through city streets or out on the open road, the 2023 Car of the Year pairs unique design with spacious interior living that can be adapted to meet all the family’s needs. The small-sized SUV recently underwent a redesign and the result is simply stunning.
But don’t just let us do the talking - come and see the Hyundai KONA Electric for yourself at our Wilsons Hyundai showroom in Surrey. By booking a test drive, you’ll discover why this zero-emission car proves to be as popular as it is.
PS. Our in-depth Hyundai KONA Electric review will give you an even better insight into why the model is conquering the electric car market.
What is the cheapest electric car with the longest range?
The cheapest longest-range electric car on sale in the UK is the MG4 EV. With prices starting at just over £26,000 from new, the all-electric MG4 is capable of driving distances up to 323 miles on a single charge. It probably comes as no surprise then that the distinctive-looking EV has been crowned Best Value Electric Car.
Ways to increase electric car range
The most common reason drivers are put off buying an electric car is the fear that it will run out of charge. Known as ‘range anxiety’, the concern is that the battery won’t have enough charge in order to reach the desired destination. While it is a real worry for some, the reality is quite different.
According to the website Car Analytics, the average driver in the UK travels 20 miles a day - that’s 140 miles per week. Considering many electric cars offer a driving range of at least 200 miles when fully charged, it seems that range anxiety could in fact be a thing of the past…
What’s good to know is that it’s possible to extend the range of your electric car in order to get the most miles out of a full charge. Below we share our top 5 tips:
- Lighten the load! If your car is heavy, the battery will have to work much harder which will eat into the range. Travel light by removing unnecessary luggage - including roof racks that aren’t in use.
- Limit the use of features. Whether you have the cabin lights switched on or the air-conditioning and heating on full-blast, these features can have a negative impact on the performance of your car. Reduce the use of these to achieve even more mileage on a single charge.
- Maintain your tyres. Underinflated or overinflated tyres can affect the range of your EV. Keep your tyres at the correct pressure and ensure the tread is within legal limits to maximise your car’s range.
- Regular battery charging. Charge the car’s electric battery regularly to keep it in peak condition and performing at its best; much like a phone battery, keeping it charged between 20-80% is optimum.
- Smooth driving style. Jerky movements - including rapid acceleration and sharp braking - can reduce the battery range. Aim for a smoother drive by approaching corners and junctions steadily, and accelerating gently.
What will happen to electric car batteries in the future?
Electric car manufacturers are seeking ways to improve EV battery technology - largely by increasing the range per charge, as well as the length of time it takes to charge. Next-generation batteries - known as ‘superbatteries’ - are in development with the aim to address and improve the overall safety of lithium-ion batteries too.
FAQs and Answers
We hope our article highlighting the longest-range electric cars in the UK has provided you with a good understanding of how many miles per charge EVs can achieve. If you have any other questions, refer to our FAQs section below:
Which EV car has the longest range in the world?
On sale in America but not yet widely available in the UK, the Lucid Air - a fast-charging luxury electric car - has the longest range in the world and is capable of driving distances up to 516 miles on a single charge.
Which electric car has a 1000-mile range?
Not available on the commercial car market, a solar-powered electric car built by Aptera Motors managed to travel 1,000 miles on a single charge.
What EV car has a 300-mile range?
There are many models of electric cars capable of traveling 300 miles on a full battery charge. Popular choices include the Hyundai KONA Electric and the all-new Nissan ARIYA.
How long do EV batteries last?
Electric car batteries are built to last for at least 10 years of use, but it is expected many could reach as much as 20 years of life expectancy.
Do electric cars lose charge when parked?
Electric cars do lose charge when parked, but this is only a very small amount of the battery’s percentage so isn’t likely to be noticeable.
Will electric car range improve?
Yes, the range that electric cars are able to achieve will improve as battery technology improves. Already we are seeing EVs capable of over 300 miles of range per charge, with new 2024 models reaching 500 miles of range.
Why are people so against EVs?
The main negativity surrounding electric cars is the fear they won’t travel enough miles on a single charge - this is known as range anxiety. Second to that is the higher price from new, compared to petrol or diesel options.
Are there enough EV charging stations UK?
The electric vehicle charging network in the UK is expanding to meet the demands of consumers. Whether or not there are enough EV charging stations in the UK for the number of electric cars on the road is up for debate, but according to Zapmap, there is a 43% increase in the total number of chargers in September 2023 compared to the previous year.
What range will electric cars have in 5 years?
It is expected in the next couple of years that electric cars will be capable of traveling 500 to 600 miles as standard. As for the next 5 years, we could expect EVs to achieve up to 900 miles of range on a single charge.
Will electric cars ever get to 500 miles of range?
Yes, electric cars will reach the 500-mile range as standard very soon. Next-generation EV batteries are developing at a rapid rate and even some of the most cutting-edge new models can achieve this goal - such as the Lucid Air model.
New and used long-range electric cars on sale
If you’re in the market for an electric car, then we’re on hand to help. Here at Wilsons Epsom, we stock an electrifying selection of new and used EV models - including some of the UK’s longest-range electric cars so you can go even further on a full charge!