Despite the rapid development of technology, the range is still one of the cornerstones for buyers of electric cars, who dread running out of fuel. To reassure motorists, manufacturers are making a strong communication argument. And some values go through the roof. Here is our ranking.
While combustion-powered cars highlight their power and/or their consumption to appeal to customers, electric vehicles mainly focus on their range. And for good reason: due to a network of public terminals for the moment less dense than that of service stations, the radius of action of electricity is an important factor in planning trips without the risk of breaking down between two terminals.
1 – Tesla Model 3
The little Tesla has everything a big: now equipped with a larger battery of 82 kWh and software updates, the Tesla Model 3 can aim for 614 km of range in its Long Range version, against 580 km previously (with a 75 kWh battery).
Capable of recharging on V3 Superchargers with a maximum power of 250 kW, the Model 3 is unbeatable. This version is priced at$ 52,990. The entry-level Autonomie Standard Plus with 448 km of the range is asking for a check for$ 43,800.
Autonomy and charging time
Supplied with a 45 kWh battery, the standard version of the Tesla Model 3 boasts a range of 430 kilometers in the WLTP cycle. EV Charging Stations requires 4 hours on an 11 kW outlet and less than half an hour on a fast terminal (for an 80% charge).
With a price set at $ 43,800 for its entry-level model, the Tesla Model 3 is now compatible with the maximum ecological bonus ($ 7,000). Be careful not to take too many options if you want to benefit from this bonus.
TOP 2: Nissan Ariya
Marketed from fall 2021, the Nissan Ariya aims to establish itself as the benchmark in the category of electric family SUVs. Thanks to futuristic finishes and a neat interior, which makes room for two 12.3-inch digital screens, this car comes directly to the beds of the American Tesla. With 468 liters, the trunk does not sign the category record but guarantees the comfort of rear passengers.
Nissan will offer two different batteries for the Ariya: one of 65 kWh providing a range of 360 kilometers, the other of 90 kWh which can go up to 500 kilometers. The first battery is equipped with a 7.4 kW charger, allowing recharging in just over 5 hours on a domestic installation and around half an hour on a fast terminal. The second is equipped with a three-phase 22 kW equipment allowing a charge in 4 h 30 on a domestic installation.
The price is not yet officially known but is expected to be less than$ 45,000, allowing buyers to benefit from the ecological bonus premium.
TOP 3: Renault Zoe
The one, which already occupies 50% of the electricity market in France, has everything to continue on its way. The second-generation Renault Zoé is seen as the perfect city car while providing superior comfort to many competitors. The interior finish of the vehicle is neat, thanks to a standard 7-inch dashboard and recycled textile trim.
Autonomy and charging time
The Renault Zoe has a 52 kWh battery, announcing a range of 390 kilometers in the WLTP cycle, much better than direct competitors like the Peugeot e-208 or the Honda e-advance. Charging time is competitive, with just over 4 hours advertised on a domestic terminal and less than 1 hour on a fast terminal for 80% recharge.
TOP 4: BMW iX3
The brand’s first 100% electric propeller-driven vehicle is aimed at the top of the range. Equipped with a fifth-generation electric motor, the BMW iX3 offers plenty of power with a top speed of 180 km / h. It takes up most of the look of the X3 but still has several distinctive elements, such as a solid grille and a front fascia with thinner air intakes. The rims are optimized in weight and aerodynamics to improve performance in terms of range.
The BMW iX3 is equipped with a 72 kWh lithium-ion battery which announces a range of 450 kilometers in the WLTP cycle. It can recover 80% of energy in 34 minutes from a fast-charging station. With alternating current, a full recharge will take about 7:30 a.m. You can get any car-related solution from howfixcars.com.
With a price set at$ 69,950, the BMW does not allow its buyers to benefit from the ecological bonus premium.
TOP 5: Hyundai Ioniq 5
To create its third electric car, the Seoul-based manufacturer took inspiration from a 1970s bestseller: the Hyundai Pony. The result is a vehicle with a neo-retro look, as clean inside as it is on the outside. The driver of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 will appreciate the two 12-inch digital screens, dubbed “dual-cockpit” by the manufacturer. Another quality of the Ioniq 5: a 531-liter boot which is surprising compared to the dimensions of the vehicle, which are closer to the compact than to the family.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is one of the top performers in terms of range, posting a score of 460 kilometers in the WLTP cycle. It is available with batteries of 58 or 72.6 kWh, respectively rechargeable in 5 hours or a little more than 6 hours on a suitable domestic terminal. Accepting up to 232 kW of direct current, the battery will take less than an hour to be recharged at a fast terminal. Everything you need to know about recharging the Hyundai Ioniq.
6 – Ford Mustang Mach-e – 610 km
For its first attempt in the world of electric cars, the American giant is aiming high: the Ford Mustang Mach-e arrives on Tesla’s field with a range of 610 km. But only the Extended Range RWD version (a rear electric motor and an 88 kWh capacity battery) can cross the symbolic bar, however. The lowest range is displayed by the two-wheel-drive version with the small 76 kWh battery.
Able to target a DC charging power of 150 kW, it is one of the best electric SUVs with fast charging stations: the brand announces 119 km of range in 10 minutes. This Extended RWD version is available at a price of$ 56,500 in the French catalog. Enough to give it an advantage over the next Tesla Model Y.
7 – Tesla Model X – 580 km
The ball in this category is necessarily opened by a Tesla. And more precisely by the Model X, the big seven-seater SUV from the manufacturer of Palo Alto. Recently updated, the Model X promises 580 km in its Long Range version.
The score is the same as with the other models in the range: the Tesla Model X is a model of livability with its large chests, crammed with more or less useful gadgets, and takes advantage of the Supercharger network. But it will be necessary to add an extension of 10,000$ compared to the eponymous Tesla Model S, with a final sale price of 99,990$. For more information, you can visit CarLeg.
8 – Volkswagen ID.3 – 542 km
The recent compact from the Wolfsburg brand is the first European car to appear in this ranking of electric cars with the best ranges. And the ID.3 doesn’t come in through the back door, since it claims 542 km between charges anyway, in its Pro S version equipped with a 77 kWh battery.
On the charging side, the compact has an 11 kW AC charger and a maximum DC power of 125 kW. But this version is only available with the highest Tour trim level priced from$ 48,990. The other more affordable versions claim 350 and 425 km of autonomy (battery of 45 and 58 kWh respectively).
9 – Audi Q4 e-tron – 513 km
The latest member of Audi’s electric family, the Q4 e-Tron takes the range even further. It’s secret: an MEB platform, too (unlike the MLB Evo of the e-Tron SUV derived from the Q8) and the 77 kWh battery, again. In its Q4 40 e-Tron version, the range climbs to 513 km.
It unsurprisingly recovers the same technical sheet as its counterparts with recharging powers of 11 kW or 125 kW. You will have to sign a check for$ 48,700 for this version, while the Design Luxe version at$ 61,400 removes the ecological bonus. The Q4 35 e-Tron (336 km of range) is more affordable by$ 5,900.
10 – Tesla Model Y – 505 km
The last and fifth place in the category is occupied by the Tesla Model Y, whose arrival in France is imminent. For the moment, its range is estimated at 505 km on a WLTP cycle. Across the Atlantic, the EPA credits it with 524 km of range.
The Tesla Model Y Grande Autonomie should therefore nonetheless offer a radius of action of more than 500 km, to allow it to retain a prominent place against the German competitors. The order book is already open with an entry ticket set at$ 63,000. BXUZ has detailed information about luxury electric cars.
A false problem, since more than 80% of electric car users charge at home or work and that, according to studies, the autonomy of electric cars greatly exceeds the daily needs of the French, who cover less than 50 km. per day on average. But nothing helps and the autonomy of electric vehicles is now anchored in the collective unconscious: according to a survey by Argus, 6 out of 10 people consider that the autonomy of the batteries is not yet satisfactory.