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Breaking 300 Miles. The Longest-Ranged EVs of 2022

Survey after survey shows that one of the top concerns about electric vehicles is range. One recent study by Autolist, for example, found that 44% of drivers wouldn’t buy an EV because of its limited range. However, while range anxiety was a common problem just a few years ago, the current batch of electric vehicles should lay those fears to rest. Today, there are over a dozen models from eight different manufacturers that offer over (often well over) 300 miles of range on a single charge. These range from luxury sedans to work-ready pickup trucks and are built by EV startups and established automobile manufacturers alike. So if worries about range have been keeping you from buying an EV, here is every all-electric model on the market in 2022 that offers over 300 miles of range.

#1 – 2022 Lucid Air (520 miles)

The undisputed range champion of 2022 is the Lucid Air. Sometimes known as “Tesla 2.0,” Lucid Motors is a California-based EV startup founded in 2007. It began making a name for itself by supplying battery packs for Formula E racing in 2018 before launching its first car, the 2022 Lucid Air. The Lucid Air is a full-size luxury sedan that displays some of the most advanced EV engineering on the market. Combining a large 118 kWh battery pack with ultra-efficient dual electric motors and an incredibly aerodynamic design, the 2022 Lucid Air has up to 520 miles of rated range and up to 1,111 hp. Of course, that level of luxury and performance has a price tag to match, coming in at $169,000 for the longest-ranged Dream Edition trim. The Grand Touring trim will run you $154,000 for 516 miles of range and 1,050 hp.

#2 – 2022 Tesla Model S (405 miles)

Tesla needs no introduction these days as the California startup is not only the best-selling EV brand in the world but is also the best-selling luxury car company in America, with over 350,000 vehicles sold in 2021. Tesla’s flagship model remains the Model S sedan. Back in 2016, this electric icon was the first EV to break the 300-mile barrier (a feat that wasn’t achieved by another brand until 2021), and it’s had more than a few updates since then. The 2022 Model S comes in two different flavors, but to enjoy its maximum rated range of 405 miles, you will want to opt for the no-frills dual-motor base model with 19-inch wheels, which will currently run you $104,990. However, if you would rather enjoy 1,020 electric ponies, the tri-motor Model S Plaid will still provide you with 396 miles of range to go with its scorching 9.23-second quarter-mile time and 175 mph top speed––all for just $135,990.

A blue 2020 Tesla Model 3 is driving on a wet road.


#3 – 2022 Tesla Model 3 (358 miles)

Third place goes to another Tesla: the best-selling Model 3. With over 1 million units sold worldwide, the Model 3 provides remarkable performance without the six-figure price tag of the first and second-place models. Even after a year of non-stop price hikes driven by unprecedented demand for electric vehicles, you can get behind the wheel of a Model 3 for a surprisingly affordable $46,990. However, the single motor rear-wheel drive base model has a rated range of only 272 miles. To break the 300-mile barrier, you will have to opt for one of the two dual-motor all-wheel drive models. The Model 3 Performance comes in at $62,990 with a 3.1 second 0-60 time, 162 mph top speed, and a 315-mile range. But if you don’t mind taking an extra second to make the trip to 60 mph and don’t feel the need to exceed 145 mph, then the $57,990 Model 3 Long Range will (perhaps unsurprisingly) provide the longest range of up to 358 miles.

#4 – 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS (350 miles)

The first model from an established manufacturer, the new Mercedes-Benz EQS is the luxury brand’s first serious foray into purpose-built electric cars. And while it may not match Lucid or Tesla when it comes to raw performance, the EQS seeks to make up the difference with its build quality and level of technology. As a successor to the legendary S-Class, the full-size EQS is a thoroughly luxurious vehicle that is filled with premium materials. Most notably, the front row is dominated by a 56-inch “Hyperscreen” digital display surface consisting of three separate screens for the driver and passenger. Unfortunately, the rear-wheel drive EQS 450+ will provide just 350 miles of range for $102,310, while the all-wheel drive EQS 580 has only 340 miles of range for $125,900. Finally, there is the AMG EQS, with 751 hp but just 277 miles of range for $147,500.

#5 – 2022 Tesla Model X (348 miles)

Yes, we’re back to Tesla for fifth place––the brand is the king of electric vehicles for a reason. The Model X is a midsize luxury SUV that shares its basic platform and engineering with the Model S. If you want maximum comfort from a Tesla, this is the model to get, although its higher SUV profile and heavier weight mean a bit less range than the more aerodynamic sedan. Of course, this is still a Tesla, so even with its shorter range, the Model X is still the longest-ranged electric SUV on the market. The standard Model X will give you 348 miles of range for a starting price of $120,990. And just in case you want to take your luxury SUV to the drag strip, there is the $138,990 Model X Plaid with 333 miles of range and a stunning 9.9-second quarter-mile time.

#6 – 2022 Tesla Model Y (330 miles)

Don’t worry; this is the last Tesla on the list. There are other manufacturers coming. The fourth and final vehicle in the Tesla lineup is the Model Y, which is the SUV version of the Model 3 sedan. As with the Model X and Model S, the Model Y will give you a roomier vehicle at the cost of some range. There isn’t a rear-wheel drive version of the 2022 Model Y, so the starting price is a bit higher than the Model 3, but it is not unreasonable at $65,990 for the Model Y Long Range. That will give you 330 miles of range and enough acceleration to embarrass some sports cars. Not fast enough? The $69,990 Model 3 Performance offers a 3.5 second 0 to 60 time and 155 mph top speed while still squeaking over the 300-mile barrier with 303 miles of range.

#7 – 2022 BMW iX (324 miles)

So far, our list of long-range electric vehicles has been dominated by startups, but now it’s time for the established manufacturers. First up is the new BMW iX. This electric “Sports Activity Vehicle” (SUV for those who don’t speak Bavarian) has a similar footprint to the popular BMW X5 and is filled with traditional luxury. Unfortunately, like the Mercedes-Benz EQS, the BMW iX has a steep price tag for the level of performance that it offers. The base model xDrive50 offers 324 miles of range for $83,200, and the more powerful M60 version will run you $105,100 for just 288 miles of range and the honor of finishing second when racing against the much less expensive Tesla Model Y Performance––but you can console yourself with the impeccable fit and finish with genuine walnut trim and faceted crystal controls when the Model Y driver passes you.

A silver 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is shown from the front at a low angle while it drives over a dirt hil.

#8 – 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning (320 miles)

The world’s most popular truck has gone electric for 2022. Aside from the large lightbar across the (fake) grille, it can be difficult to tell an F-150 Lightning from your standard F-150. And that’s because they’re the same truck––the only difference is that Ford yanked the gasoline engine (turning the engine bay into a spacious weather-proof “frunk” in the process), filled the frame with an excessively large amount of batteries, and added a pair of electric motors. The result is surprisingly powerful and affordable. Starting at an unbelievably low $39,974, the 2022 F-150 Lightning offers 775 lb-ft of torque, up to 2,235 lbs of payload, and up to 10,000 lbs of towing. The base model with its Standard Range battery is rated for 230 miles on a charge, while the optional Extended Range battery provides 320 miles of range. Of course, adding the Extended Range battery will raise the starting price to $72,474, but that’s still not too bad given the prices of trucks and electric vehicles these days.

#9 – 2022 Rivian R1S (316 miles)

What is it with California and EV startups? Like Tesla and Lucid, Rivian is based in the Golden State. After getting its start in 2009, Rivian experimented with several EV designs before deciding to tackle a niche no one else was addressing––electric off-roading. The R1S is an adventure-ready electric SUV ready to take on Jeep and Land Rover. Able to wade through three feet of water with quad-motor four-wheel drive and almost 15 inches of ground clearance, the R1S is ready for anything. And with 316 miles of range, you won’t have to worry about getting stranded with dead batteries out on the trail. The starting price of around $72,500 for the base model isn’t even unreasonable, considering the level of performance.

#10 – 2022 Rivian R1T (314 miles)

The R1T holds the honor of being the first production electric pickup truck, narrowly beating the Ford F-150 Lightning to market. Sharing its basic platform and off-road performance with the Rivian R1S, the R1T splits the difference between midsize and full-size trucks. Unlike most trucks, it uses standard EV unibody construction with a battery pack under the floorboards. However, this doesn’t seem to hurt its capability as it is rated to tow up to 11,000 lbs––a half-ton more than the F-150 Lightning. The R1T also has four electric motors rather than two and produces 908 lb-ft of torque, putting it into diesel heavy-duty truck territory when it comes to raw power. With 314 miles of range when fully equipped and a starting price of $67,500 for the base trim, the 2022 R1T is a force to be reckoned with in the electric truck world.

#11 – 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E (314 miles)

The Ford Mustang Mach-E has been a source of controversy for car enthusiasts across the country. But whatever your thoughts on giving the fabled Mustang name to an electric SUV, you can’t deny that it’s one of the most successful EV options from an established manufacturer and was the first non-Tesla to break the 300-mile barrier. First introduced in 2021, the Mustang Mach-E starts at just $43,895 for the base model, making it an affordable option. However, if you want to have over 300 miles of range, you should opt for the California Route 1 trim, which starts at $52,450. This long-range variant comes with the Extended Range battery option standard and is available with rear-wheel drive for 314 miles of range or all-wheel drive for 312 miles of range. Improvements for 2022 mean that the better-equipped Premium trim can now get 303 miles of range, but only when optioned with the Extended Range battery and rear-wheel drive.

A grey 2022 Kia EV6 is shown from the front at an angle while on the highway.

#12 – 2022 Kia EV6 (310 miles)

In close competition with the Ford Mustang Mach-E is the Kia EV6, which is brand new for 2022 and shares similar specs to its Blue Oval rival. Starting at $40,900 for the base model, the EV6 is slightly more affordable but falls behind when it comes to performance. Like the Mustang Mach-E, the EV6 is available with Standard Range and Long Range battery packs and can be optioned with either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. To get over 300 miles of range, you will need to opt for the Long Range battery and rear-wheel drive, which starts at $47,000 and provides 310 miles of range. You cannot get over 300 miles with all-wheel drive. Further, the EV6 Long Range rear-wheel drive tops out at 225 hp instead of the 290 hp you will enjoy from a Mustang Mach-E with an Extended Range battery and rear-wheel drive.

#13 – 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 (303 miles)

Hyundai and Kia are closely related brands that share a lot of technology and offer similar models, so it is no surprise that those traditions continue into the EV era. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is built on the same platform as the Kia EV6 and has almost identical features and performance. The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 starts at $39,950 for the base model or $44,000 for the lowest-priced model with the Long Range battery, making it the most affordable model that can break the 300-mile barrier. Rated range for the Long Range battery and rear-wheel drive is 303 miles, putting it a touch behind the Kia, but giving up those seven miles on paper is probably worth it to enjoy $3,000 of savings.

#14 – 2022 BMW i4 (301 miles)

The final EV that is rated for over 300 miles of range is the new BMW i4. Unlike the much longer-ranged BMW iX, the i4 is not a purpose-built EV platform. Instead, BMW took the 4 Series Gran Coupe and replaced its gasoline powertrain with batteries and electric motors. The result may be somewhat less optimized when it comes to range, but it looks and feels almost exactly the same as the gasoline-powered version. Two models are available, and the base model eDrive40 actually offers a longer range since it uses the same 81.5 kWh battery pack as the more expensive M50 but pairs it with a single electric motor. The result is 301 miles of range for a surprisingly affordable $55,400. While the other electric models from BMW and Mercedes-Benz offer rather poor performance for the money, the BMW i4 bucks the trend and even compares well against the “mass market” options from Ford, Kia, and Hyundai.