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12 Electric Vehicles With the Longest Driving Range for 2022

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By Devon Taylor

When it comes to electric vehicles (EVs), it’s no longer a question of “if” people will drive them, but “when.” For many, the answer to that question is something along the lines of, “When they have more range.” Indeed, a 2021 J.D. Power study of EV owners recently proved how real range anxiety is. The study rated owner satisfaction on a 1,000-point scale, with “range” being one of the seven scoring categories. Range ended up accounting for 20% of an owner’s overall satisfaction score.

The good news is that automakers have been listening to consumer concerns. Electric vehicles are getting bigger and more efficient batteries every year. There is no shortage of EV options for those with longer commutes. We know, because we’ve rounded up the 12 EVs with the longest driving range for 2022. Continue reading to learn what automaker offers an EV with an incredible 520 miles of range!

Quick note: We’ve limited the list to one model per automaker, in order to showcase the variety of EVs on the market. All range ratings come from the EPA.

12. 2022 Jaguar I-Pace

Max Range: 234 Miles
MSRP: $69,900

The Jaguar I-Pace is no slouch in the looks or performance departments. It has a distinctly sports sedan design and offers 394 horsepower and 512 lb-ft of torque from a 90kWh battery. Power is sent to all four wheels, and Jag says the I-Pace will do 0-to-60 mph in 4.5 seconds.

One thing to note is that there is conflicting information about the I-Pace’s max range. The EPA has it at 234 miles, whereas Jaguar has it at 222 miles. Car and Driver reported in 2019 that a software update increased the max range to 253 miles. Sure, its only a difference of a dozen or so miles in either direction, but it could matter to you.

Source: Jaguar

11. 2022 Kia Niro Electric

Max Range: 239 Miles
MSRP: $39,990

The 2022 Kia Niro Electric offers just a 64 kWh battery, yet its max range is 239 miles on a single charge. The Niro is front-wheel drive and has just 201 horsepower on tap. Still, it offers a more-than-respectable amount of range and is quite affordable by EV standards.

Those who love the look of the Niro but want more range may want to wait just a bit. Kia has shown off designs for the 2023 Niro Electric, which is all-new and should offer more range.

Source: Kia

10. 2022 Audi Q4 e-tron/Q4 Sportback e-tron

Max Range: 241 Miles
MSRP: $43,900 / $52,700

The Audi Q4 e-tron comes in two body styles, and both offer an impressive amount of range. It is worth noting that this is for the less-powerful Q4 40 e-tron models. Those offer 201 horsepower, while the more powerful Q4 50 e-tron has 295 ponies. The Q4 50 has not yet been rated by the EPA yet. Both versions offer an 82 kWh battery, although the Q4 50 sends power to all four wheels.

The Q4 e-tron offers a slick design, seating for five and futuristic tech, including an augmented reality heads-up display. Audi claims the Q4 can be charged from 5% to 80% in 38 minutes at a public DC fast charger. This enables families to continue their road trips without too much downtime.

Source: Audi

9. 2022 Hyundai Kona Electric

Max Range: 258 Miles
MSRP: $34,000

The 2022 Hyundai Kona Electric is a compact EV with big range and can go 258 miles on a charge. This is considerably further than the Niro EV, its corporate cousin, which has the same battery and powertrain.

One thing worth noting is that the Hyundai Kona Electric is not available in all states. Currently, it’s sold in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Virginia and Washington. These are “zero emission vehicle” states, which have mandates on automakers for EV sales and reward them with credits. The more you know!

Source: Hyundai

8. 2022 Chevrolet Bolt

Max Range: 259 Miles
MSRP: $34,700

The 2022 Chevrolet Bolt is another economy EV that offers impressive range. The Bolt can travel up to 259 miles in a single charge on any of its trim levels. The Bolt isn’t the fastest EV around. Its single electric motor makes just 200 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. However, all that power is available on-demand. Chevy says the Bolt does 0-to-60 mph in 6.5 seconds.

It’s worth noting that the Bolt is also available as a crossover. The Bolt EUV is basically a jacked-up Bolt (it also looks like a Trax). Despite both offering the same 65 kWh battery, the Bolt EUV has a max range of 247 miles.

Source: Chevrolet

7. 2022 Volkswagen ID.4

Max Range: 260 Miles
MSRP: $41,995

A few years ago, Volkswagen committed itself to building electric vehicles. This was as a result of getting caught lying about the diesel emissions of its vehicles. The company’s newfound passion for the environment has led to the 2022 VW ID.4. This stylish EV is available in several different styles. If you want the one with the most range, you’ll need to opt for the rear-wheel-drive Pro model.

The good news is that this is the cheapest ID.4 available! The even better news is that the ID.4’s 82kWh battery could soon go even further on a single charge. Volkswagen is reportedly preparing over-the-air software updates that will give the electric crossover a bit more range.

Source: Volkswagen

6. Polestar 2

Max Range: 270 Miles
MSRP: $45,900

The brand “Polestar” may not sound familiar. That said, the Polestar 2 may look familiar, and that’s because Polestar is a sub-brand of Volvo. The Polestar 2 looks a bit like the Volvo S60 sedan. Unlike the S60, the Polestar 2 is fully electric. It has a max range of 270 miles when spec’d with a single motor. In this guise the Polestar 2 sends power to its front wheels. All-wheel drive is available, but it’ll cost you.

The dual-motor Polestar 2 costs $4,000 extra and loses 21 miles of range. The extra motor does add power, though. The AWD Polestar 2 rockets from 0-to-60 mph in 4.5 seconds, according to the automaker. The single-motor model offers respectable performance, with its 78kWh battery producing 231 horsepower and 243 lb-ft of torque.

The Polestar 2 can also be had with an optional performance package. This adds 20-inch forged alloy wheels, performance shock absorbers, performance summer tires and gold Brembo brakes.

Source: Polestar

5. 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E California Route 1

Max Range: 314 Miles
MSRP: $43,895

The 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E comes in four trim levels. They are: Select, Premium, California Route 1 and GT. If you want the most range, you’ll need to opt for the California Route 1. Technically, you’ll want the rear-wheel-drive California Route 1, priced at $52,775 and with a max range of 314 miles. The Mach-E California Route 1 can also be had with AWD. It loses range as a result and can “only” do 312 miles on a charge.

In addition to offering impressive range, the Mach-E California Route 1 RWD has pretty good power. Its 91kWh battery makes 290 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque. Ford estimates the sleek crossover will do 0-to-60 mph in 6.1 seconds. The Mustang Mach-E has also been well-received by reviewers. It won Car and Driver’s 2021 EV of the Year award.

4. 2022 Rivian R1S

Max Range: 316 Miles
MSRP: $70,000

Rivian has made a name for itself with its electric truck, the R1T. However, its pickup has a max range of 314 miles, while the R1S SUV can travel 316 miles per charge. So the R1S edges out the R1T for a spot on this list. The R1S both looks like a burly SUV and is designed to work like one. Rivian says it can drive through three feet of water and tow 7,700 pounds. It also offers up to 14.9 inches of ground clearance, too. Oh, and it can apparently go from 0-to-60 mph in 3 seconds. The Rivian R1S is able to do so much because of its large battery, which checks in at 135kWh.

It should be noted that gunning it from light to light, off-roading, and towing will lower battery life. Rivian says that towing 7,700 pounds actually cuts the R1S’ max range in half. This may dent its appeal for road-tripping families who just have to haul their boat or trailer. Still, it’s quite an impressive electric SUV and is a preview of things to come.

Source: Rivian

3. Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+

Max Range: 350 Miles
MSRP: $102,310

The Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+ offers a lot of range and luxury. The base model 450+ can go 350 miles on a single charge and comes standard with many luxury amenities. These include heated and ventilated front seats, a 12.8-inch OLED infotainment touchscreen, and a panoramic roof. Oh, and there are also doors that open and close themselves, pillows on the headrests, and a 15-speaker Burmester stereo.

The EQS 450+ also offers a healthy dose of performance. Its 107.8kWh battery moves the sizable sedan from 0-to-60 mph in 5.9 seconds. For those craving more power, the AWD EQS580 4Matic can do 0-to-60 mph in 4.1 seconds. An AMG model is also in the works.

The EQS 450+ is an obvious competitor to the Tesla Model S. It’s much costlier and offers less performance, though. However, it’s a halo car, one designed to draw attention and showcase Mercedes’ EV capabilities. More affordable electric Mercedes should provide cost-conscious buyers with something else to think about in the years to come.

Source: Mercedes

2. 2022 Tesla Model S Long Range

Max Range: 405 Miles
MSRP: $94,990

What is there to say about the Tesla Model S that hasn’t already been said? It’s the standard-bearer for EVs and has seemingly only gotten better with age. The base Model S offers a whopping 405 miles of range and all-wheel drive. It should be noted, however, that this is only with the 19-inch wheels. Opting for the larger 21-inch wheels somehow drops the max range to 375 miles.

We would be remiss if we didn’t mention that several other Tesla models were left off of this list — most notable the Model 3. Model X, and Model Y. All of them offer a max driving range well over 300 miles. Many of them offer incredible performance, too.

Source: Tesla

1. 2022 Lucid Air

Max Range: 520 Miles
MSRP: $77,400

The 2022 Lucid Air is the EV to beat when it comes to range. The longest-range model is also, of course, the most expensive. The Air Dream Edition costs $169,000, makes 933 horsepower, and can go for 520 miles per charge. It’s worth mentioning that the Lucid site says reservations have currently closed for this model.

The next-best model is the Air Grand Touring model. It gets 516 miles of range, has 800 horsepower, and costs $139,000. The Lucid Air, despite being incredibly large at around 5,000 pounds, is apparently fun to drive, too. Road & Track said it was “so good it should make Tesla sweat.” In an industry full of self-proclaimed “Tesla killers,” can Lucid actually compete with the gold standard for EVs? It sure seems like it.

Source: Lucid

Devon Taylor

Managing Editor

Devon is an experienced writer and a father of three young children. He's simultaneously trying to build college funds and plan for an eventual retirement. He's been in online publishing since 2013 and has a degree from the University of Guelph. In his free time, he loves fanatically following the Blue Jays and Toronto FC, running, camping with his family, and playing video games.

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