The majority of the best range Electric cars have premium prices as manufacturers are aware that most buyers assume (wrongly) that they need the range they’ve been used to with petrol or diesel cars.

Almost all journeys start from home, where the car can be fully charged in advance. Once you accept this then the need to purchase a significantly more expensive car subsides.

Which Electric car has the longest range 2021?

Note that these figures are typically 85% of the official WLTP figures and hence more realistic.

1Tesla Roadster600
2Tesla Cybertruck Tri Motor465
3Tesla Model S Long Range320
4Tesla Model S Performance310
5Tesla Cybertruck Dual Motor285
6Tesla Model 3 Long Range Dual Motor280
7Volkswagen ID.3 Pro S280
8Tesla Model X Long Range280
9BMW i4275
10Ford Mustang Mach-E ER RWD275
11Tesla Model X Performance275
12Tesla Model 3 Long Range Performance270
13Polestar 2265
14Audi e-tron GT265
15Ford Mustang Mach-E ER AWD265
16Tesla Model Y Long Range Dual Motor260
17Škoda Enyaq iV 80260
18Volkswagen ID.4260
19Porsche Taycan 4S Plus260
20Tesla Model Y Long Range Performance250
Data from Choosemycar where all 84 are listed

There is a Government grant for cars costing less than £35,000 and on the approved list.


For most people the average daily mileage will only be 20 – 40 miles. If you can charge at home then this count starts at zero each day, unlike petrol or diesel where you want to minimise the number of trips to the petrol station.

If you charge your car overnight, at home while you sleep it can be fully charged, if necessary, at the start of every journey.

Charge whilst doing something else

Unlike filling-up at a Petrol Station you don’t stand outside your vehicle whilst charging!

Topping up your charge

We’re all used to driving to a Petrol station and filling-up, hoping that we won’t have to do it again for a while. Charging a car requires different thinking, more like ‘Topping-up’.

There are already more public Charging locations than Petrol stations in the UK, and there is a huge variety – from Charging parlours and Street charging to Home charging.

There are now more than 35,000 charge point connectors across the UK in over 13,000 locations – that’s more public places to charge than petrol stations, with around 7,000 charge point connectors added in 2020 alone.

EDF Energy

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