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The 6 Longest-Ranged EVs in Canada

Many drivers are increasingly concerned about how much they spend on gasoline. In fact, gas prices seem to keep climbing every year. As such, many drivers have turned to electric vehicles as their preferred method of transportation. Not only do EVs allow drivers to bypass the pump altogether, but they also help lower our carbon footprint and reduce the emissions that cause harm to the environment every year. The 2023 model year has been spectacular for EVs, with a variety of different makes and models that have allowed drivers to get the most out of their vehicles. However, you might be wondering which of the many available models have the best range. While there might be quite a few EVs for sale in your neck of the woods, the following options will let you go the longest between charges.

#1 – 2023 Lucid Air (830 km)

Lucid Motors might not be well-known to the average driver, but in a very short time, the brand has taken the concept of the EV to bold and exciting new heights. Emerging from Silicon Valley in California, Lucid has gifted us with a futuristic sedan that sits on the high-end of luxury and has more range than any other EV in the entire industry. When equipped with its 48 cm wheel option, the 2023 Lucid Air Grand Touring has an unprecedented estimated range of 830 km. But its positive attributes aren’t limited to its incredible range, as it also possesses elevated style and performance. The Grand Touring trim, with its record-breaking range, has 830 hp, and you can trade a few kilometres of range for up to 1,050 hp in the Grand Touring Performance variant. If you are looking for a somewhat more affordable option, the 2023 Lucid Air Pure has 660 km of range, 430 hp, and doesn’t sacrifice any of the model’s good looks.

#2 – 2023 Rivian R1T & R1S (661 km & 644 km)

If you are looking for something more rugged and adventurous than the Lucid Air, there is another California EV startup that might be right up your alley. Rivian Automotive takes on Land Rover with its lineup of luxurious and capable electric off-road vehicles. The 2023 Rivian R1T is a four-wheel drive pickup truck that holds the position of the second longest-ranged EV in Canada. In its Dual-Motor Max Pack configuration with 53 cm wheels, it offers 661 km of estimated range. This upstart pickup is also a virtual masterclass in off-road vehicle design. Aside from its incredible range for a vehicle of its size, it can tow nearly 5,000 kg and boasts almost 38 cm of ground clearance. If you are looking for more passenger space, Rivian also offers the R1S. This three-row SUV uses the same platform as the R1T, giving it nearly identical performance and features. However, its heavier design gives it a maximum estimated range of 644 km.

A silver 2023 Rivian R1S is shown parked on a cloudy day.

#3 – 2023 Tesla Model S (652 km)

It’s almost impossible to discuss the popular EVs on the marketplace and not mention Tesla at some point, as the brand’s name has become synonymous with the segment. The 2023 Model S is the flagship luxury sedan from the brand and is considerably more affordable than its high-end competitors, such as the Lucid Air, Porsche Taycan, and Audi e-tron GT. The most potent version, the Model S Plaid, travels from zero to 100 km/h in just 2.1 seconds, making full use of its 1,020 hp. However, the base model has the longest range, with an estimated range of 652 km. Perhaps the only thing more attractive than its specs is its technology, which features Tesla’s standard Autopilot safety suite and available Full Self Driving Capability. Exceptionally designed both inside and out, the Tesla Model S brings its A-game to the world of the EV.

#4 – 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 6 (581 km)

Hyundai has one of the best reputations when it comes to producing consumer-friendly vehicles that are affordable and efficient. After all, when you’re backed by an industry-leading warranty that surpasses all others, shoppers are bound to look at you with respect. The new 2023 IONIQ 6 sedan looks as if it emerged from the world of science fiction, thanks to an exterior design that’s as sleek as it is eye-catching. Designed to compete with brands such as Tesla and named the 2023 Canadian Green Car of the Year, the IONIQ 6 is a wonder unto itself. An available 320 hp means the car is not lacking for anything in the performance department, and the Long Range Single Motor variant with 46 cm wheels offers an estimated 581 km of range. To sweeten the deal, Hyundai packs the IONIQ 6 with a host of standard safety features, including lane-centering technology and adaptive cruise control.

#5 – 2023 Fisker Ocean (579 km)

While the Ocean might not be an amphibious vehicle that can circumnavigate the seven seas, it’s still an impressive SUV offering from a brand-new EV manufacturer. Fisker was first established in 2007 but went bankrupt in 2014. Now, it is back with a fresh lineup of impressive models. The Ocean’s stylish interior, which truly stands out as a work of art, is anchored by an infotainment screen that spans over 43 cm and can rotate between vertical and horizontal layouts. No one else has anything remotely similar to this, and if that weren’t enough, the range of the vehicle is a literal game-changer. The 2023 Fisker Ocean Extreme is rated for 579 km on a single charge, which is an extraordinary feat in terms of engineering and the perfect complement to the unique look of the vehicle.

A blue 2023 Fisker Ocean is shown charging.

#6 – 2023 Tesla Model 3 (576 km)

The common thought process, at least when it comes to the purchase of any vehicle, is that quality comes with a price tag to match. However, Tesla seems intent on shattering that assumption. The Tesla 3 remains the most affordable offering from the brand, costing less than $55,000 CAD, and there’s also something to be said regarding its capabilities as an EV. The 2023 Model 3 Long Range offers drivers an estimated 576 km of range along with all-wheel drive, and there are plenty of other items to be enthusiastic about. The Model 3 is quick on its feet (or should we say tires?), with the Performance trim hitting 100 km/h in just 3.3 seconds. Of course, you also benefit from Tesla’s stylish interior, which might look minimalistic, but it’s one of the things that keeps drivers wanting more from the brand.

Cool, Canadian, and Going Electric

If you’ve been thinking about making a change in your method of transportation and joining the EV revolution, there’s no better time to do so. The vehicles that we’ve taken the time to list today are on the cutting edge of technology and have a great deal to offer when it comes to going further than normally expected. Not only is driving an EV a great way to minimize costs on your commute, but it’s also a great way to contribute to the global effort to take better care of the environment. Many of these 2023 models provide a host of features that enhance the driving experience and provide an added layer of protection from accidents on the road. Isn’t it time you went electric?