Your first electric car is an exciting purchase – they boast ground breaking technology, top tier performance and ultimate driving comfort. However, it is important to get the basics right and that means finding the perfect vehicle to suit your lifestyle.
Arguably one of the most important deciding factors is discovering which electric car has the longest driving range. The ideal range for you will depend on how you plan to use your vehicle; whether it’s city driving or cross country trips, we’ve got you covered.
The manufacturer’s estimates of their car’s driving ranges don’t always directly translate to how far the car will actually travel in the ‘real world’. With the help from What Car? Real Range Test, here are five cars that have the longest range in the UK…
The highest range electric car, travelling an admirable distance of 259 miles in one charge with a 64kWh battery, the Kona Electric proves that you can be at the forefront of EV technology and still have an affordable price tag. You no longer have to empty your wallet to have Tesla standard mileage. Costing only £35,000, this model makes the switch to electric even more accessible.
One of the longest range EV’s on the market, travelling 253 miles in one charge, the Jaguar I-Pace is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a premium model that can go the distance. That being said, the I-Pace relies heavily on rapid charging, which would mean regular access to a 100kW rapid charger, something that is not so easy to find on the road in the UK. If you’re looking for a car that doesn’t often travel more
than 150 miles a day and benefits from a home charger, the I-Pace is for you. And, as charging infrastructure improves, the issue of rapid charging access will quickly be resolved in years to come.
Equally as impressive as the I-Pace and for a fraction of the price, the Kia e-Niro (£32,500) also boasts a driving range of 253 miles – this time with a much smaller battery. Better yet, the e-Niro is a practical car, being more spacious than its affordable EV rivals. No wonder UK wait times for this particular model can be over a year…
A fantastic choice if you’re looking to travel far, practically and affordably!
We can’t write about electric cars without mentioning a Tesla…
Now labelled the ‘world’s bestselling EV’, the Model 3 is Tesla’s most affordable model and has a ‘real’ driving range of 239 miles (range for the Performance model). If you like the idea of being able to travel far whilst enjoying the luxury of Tesla’s innovative technology and cool features, the Model 3 will not disappoint.
The Peugeot e-208 has to be a top contender if you’re looking for a compact build car that navigates city driving with ease. With a 50 kWh battery and a range of over 200 miles, it is more than enough to get away with one weekly charge when only travelling short, convenient distances. Also, when using a 7kWh wallbox at home, the e-208 can fully charge in under 8 hours. Efficient, right?
Range anxiety is still a major concern for those making the switch to electric. But, with the electric car industry rapidly growing, charging infrastructure and battery technology continues to improve. With the UK government pledging to ban petrol and diesel cars by 2030, it’s worth considering that driving electric is only going to get easier over time.
Now you’ve got the lowdown on which electric cars have the best driving range, it’s time to choose the right charger to go with your chosen EV. Find the right charger and get an instant quote in under a minute by answering a few simple questions here.
This type of electric charger has it's own cable to charge your car.
This type of electric charger requires a seperate cable to charge your car.
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We lay SWA cable laid at 600mm deep, with a protective cable warning tape laid 150mm above the cable. These are laid on a sand or sifted sand soil bed then backfilled.
We position overhead cables at a minimum height of 3.5m and are run along a catenary wire. The cable run should not be accessible to vehicles.
Our instant price is fixed if it falls within our standard installation package plus any additions that you have selected (extra cabling for example). This package covers the majority of homes in the UK. Before we undertake your installation we will carry out a digital survey to check that nothing has been missed. After reviewing the survey results some additional work may be required in order to complete your installation safely and to the required standards. If this is the case, we will contact you well before the installation date and advise the cost of any required work. You can then continue with your installation, or alternatively we will refund you in full if you do not want to proceed.
Included in our standard installation is :
• Fitting of a single phase charge point to a brick or plaster wall or other suitable permanent structure
• Up to 10 metres of cable, run and neatly clipped to the wall between the electricity supply meter / distribution board and the charge point.
• Routing of the cable through a drilled hole in a wall up to 500mm (20 inches) thick if this is needed.
• The fitting and testing of electrical connections and protections required for the charge point.
• An additional three way consumer unit, if required
• Installation of a Type A RCBO in an RCBO enclosure
• Up to 3 metres of plastic trunking to conceal interior wiring.
• An O-pen earth protection device if the charge point requires it. (This is NOT an earth rod)
• Up to 4 hours of labour from your installer to complete the work.
• Electrical testing of the whole installation.
• Handover and setup of the charge point and any app that may be needed.
Not included in our standard installation (additional work) :
• Where the installation requires additional cabling over and above the amount you have told us about.
• Upgrade/replacement of the main incoming supply fuse where the local DNO (eg Northern Powergrid) would need to attend site.
• If the charge point is to be mounted on a post/pedestal rather than an existing wall and where you have not selected a post as an extra cost option in your order.
• Installation of a charge point to a three phase supply.
• Where gas and water mains bonding (earthing) is not in place at your property. If this is not in place, additional work would be required before installation of the charge point.
• Any groundwork that has not been selected during the order process.
What else you need to know :
• On the day of installation, please ensure that the area around your consumer unit (fuse box), incoming electricity supply meter and proposed charge point location (including where the cable is expected to be run) is clear and free of obstructions.
• We will need your WiFi password as part of the installation process in order to connect your charge point to the internet. Please have this available for the installer. Details will not be kept.
• The charge point must be on your own designated off road parking.
• The charger will be fixed in line with current guidelines at a height where it cannot be hit by a vehicle.
• Our installers are not able to enter loft spaces; lift floorboards or flooring; take apart any furniture of work above a height of 2m. If you anticipate that any of this may be required, then please contact us and we can discuss in more detail and provide you with a quotation.
• Should there be extreme weather conditions our installers may not be able to continue with you installation if it is not safe to do so (for example flooding). They will always do their best to complete the work where they can.
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