There are more and more electric cars and some have very different levels of range. Here is a list of electric cars longest range 2020 classified by category.
In order to promote their electric cars, manufacturers mainly communicate on the range approved under the WLTP standard. If this is high, at least higher than the competition, it can very quickly become a sales argument, especially for customers who are still reluctant to take the step. Indeed, although electric cars already benefit from a relatively obsolete technology, recharging infrastructures, apart from those of Tesla, are still lagging behind.
Today, electric cars are more and more numerous in manufacturers' catalogues. It is therefore difficult to find one's way around. It is therefore essential, as with a combustion car, to determine your needs before starting the purchasing process. One of the main purchasing criteria for an electric car, as stated above, is its range. So we've grouped together, under four categories, the five electric cars longest range 2020 according to the WLTP certification standard. A range that varies according to the conditions of use, but the WLTP cycle offers a good indicator, better than the old NEDC cycle in any case, to give you a little insight into the range of electric cars.
Electric cars longest range
City cars: a French beauty at the top of the rankings
The new Renault Zoé is now the city car with the most range, with an expected range of 395 kilometres on a single charge. As stated above, it all depends on how you use it, but you can of course count on a minimum of 300 kilometres in mixed use. The 395 kilometres can be easily reached if you're only driving around town with it, since the battery will be regularly recharged thanks to the energy recovered during braking.
The new PEUGEOT E-208 city car makes a great start with 340 kilometres of range. Very comfortable in an urban environment, where it will achieve the stated range, it will be less comfortable on the highway with higher than average fuel consumption. Thus, it's hard to expect to cover more than 200 kilometers on a single charge at 130 km/h. In this respect, the Renault Zoé is better able to defend itself with lower fuel consumption, thanks to technology that has already been mastered for several years and the first generation of Renault Zoé was released in 2012.
This one is based on the same technical and mechanical foundations as the Peugeot e-208 and therefore incorporates both its qualities and faults. The Opel Corsa-e is expected to have a range of 330 kilometres on a single charge, 10 kilometres less than the Peugeot e-208, but that should not necessarily make the difference in the eyes of the buyer.
Released in 2013, the BMW i3 was for a long time the only truly convincing premium electric car. Today, it may still be the only one in its class. It will have had the right to many updates throughout its career, a career that should not stop anytime soon given the delay already taken by BMW in the field of electric. They're off to such a good start with this i3. The latest generation of the model boasts a range of 308 kilometres on a single charge.
MINI COOPER SE
The last place of this Top 5 was played between the Mini Cooper SE, the Volkswagen e-Up! (230 km range) and the new Honda e (220 km range). In the end, it's the little British car that wins by a narrow margin with 250 kilometers to go. That's not much, but it should be good enough for those with only urban use.
SEDANS: TESLA HEGEMONY
TESLA MODEL S
The Tesla Model Sis available in several versions, including the "big range" model, which is simply the electric car on the market with the most range on a single charge. With 610 kilometers, the Tesla Model S is today a versatile car that also benefits from the Tesla charging network, making it possible to envisage long journeys with peace of mind.
TESLA MODEL 3
It is another Tesla which finds itself in second place, namely the Model 3. This time it is not 610, but 560 kilometers achievable with a single charge. Again, this is enough to make long journeys with the car without asking too many questions. The Model 3 is also more affordable than the Model S and has been a great success since its arrival on the Old Continent in 2018.
Here too, several Volkswagen ID.3 models are available, including a version with a 77-kWh battery and a 550-kilometre range, placing it right behind the Tesla Model 3. It remains to be seen how one of the first electric cars offered by the Volkswagen Group will fare, as testing will take place in a few weeks' time.
PORSCHE TAYCAN 4S
Above all a sports car, it will be quite complicated to achieve the 463-kilometre range announced for the Taycan 4S (with the 93.4-kWh Performance Plus battery option checked off). With 530 horsepower, the Porsche Taycan isn't really conducive to smooth driving, and even less so if you choose the Turbo S, where it develops up to 761 ponies.
NISSAN LEAF E+
The Nissan Leaf is currently competing with the Tesla Model 3 for the title of Europe's best-selling electric car. A title that the American should quickly win at the pace that orders have been pouring in since its arrival on the European market a little over two years ago, when the Nissan Leaf has been around for ten years already. The new version is expected to have a range of 395 kilometres on a single charge.
SUV: Ford shakes the rankings
FORD MUSTANG MACH-E
Surprisingly, it's not a Tesla that leads the SUV segment in terms of electric cars longest range. On paper, and only on paper for now since the car hasn't been released yet, Ford is announcing up to 600 kilometers of range on a single charge for the "RWD Extended" version of its Mustang Mach-Ethanks to a battery of nearly 100 kWh.
TESLA MODEL X
Tesla's most imposing SUV, the Model X, beats its little brother, the Model Y, by a short head. Indeed, the "high range" version is homologated at 507 kilometres on a single charge. A very good performance for a SUV, whose aerodynamics have been particularly well worked to achieve a few dozen kilometers.
TESLA MODEL Y
The little brother of the Model X takes a lot of elements from the Model 3 and should be a nice success considering the customers' appetite for SUVs. The "High range" version, is announced at 505 kilometres with a single charge.
The Koreans have probably the most advanced technology after Tesla. The proof is that Hyundai and Kia managed to get two of their SUVs into the Top 5, all at rather competitive prices for electric vehicles. The Kia e-Niro, with its biggest battery, is announced at 455 kilometres.
Here's a vehicle that's difficult to classify in a particular segment, since it could very well have appeared in the sedan segment as well. The Kia e-Soul also benefits from outdated technology that allows it to claim up to 452 kilometres of range on a single charge. Thanks to controlled fuel consumption and a clever right-hand pedal dosage, it's even possible to go further than that 452 kilometres in an urban environment. It's just a little more than the Hyundai Kona electric, which has a 449-kilometre range. In fact one of electric cars longest range.