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Electric Vehicle Range and Charging Guide: The 2024 List

One of the primary factors before purchasing an electric vehicle (EV) is its range; consumers normally check the range to see if it will suit their daily commute.

The electric vehicle’s range is important when installing a home EV charger because it will help you choose a charger that suits you.

Electric Vehicle Range

The range of an electric vehicle (EV) refers to the maximum distance it can travel on a single battery charge. It is typically measured in miles or kilometers. The range is influenced by factors such as the battery capacity, the efficiency of the vehicle, driving conditions, and weather.

For example, suppose an electric vehicle has a range of 250 miles. In that case, it means that, under ideal conditions, the vehicle can travel up to 250 miles on a fully charged battery before recharging. However, the range may vary based on real-world driving conditions, such as speed, terrain, temperature, and accessories like air conditioning.

One factor that prevents potential EV owners from purchasing an EV is the worry that the EV will not be able to reach its destination. This phenomenon is called EV anxiety, and it also affects current EV owners who suffer from EV Range anxiety and, currently, due to reliability issues of public EV chargers, “charging or charger anxiety. “

EV Range Anxiety

EV range anxiety is the fear that your EV will not have enough power to reach your destination. When driving,. It kicks in when you notice an empty signal light on your electric vehicle dashboard, indicating that your battery capacity is low and insufficient for the journey.

EV Charge Anxiety.

Charge anxiety is a growing concern in electric vehicle (EV) adoption, distinct from range anxiety. As EV technology advances, anxiety has shifted from doubts about driving range to uncertainties surrounding charge point accessibility and reliability.

This emotional barrier encompasses concerns about encountering long queues at charging stations, damaged or non-functional equipment, and unreliable software or hardware.

The worry extends to finding charging spots occupied by traditional fossil fuel vehicles. Unlike range anxiety, charge anxiety focuses not only on the location of charging stations but also on the dependability of the charging infrastructure, influencing perceptions and decisions related to EV ownership.

How To Prevent EV Range Anxiety.

We always recommend installing a home EV Charger to prevent EV range anxiety. The home charger should be fast enough to cover your day-to-day commute and an extra 30% if you live in cold climates where the temperature drops close to zero; this is because when temperatures drop below zero, your EV could lose as much as 35% of its range, according to research on Winter & Cold Weather EV Range.

The reason we recommend charging at home is that you will have access and control of your EV charging sessions, making sure you can replenish your battery, which helps with range confidence; other ways to overcome range anxiety include improving your driving skills (Regenerative Braking), maintaining your EV (Every 7,500 miles check for parts wear and tear, rotate tires, and check fluids), and always planning your EV charging sessions and trips (EV Preconditioning).

Having your EV Charger is important since there are fewer public charging stations. Of the ones available, 25% are unusable due to broken connectors, network failures, payment system failures, and unresponsive screens.

Tailoring Your Home EV Charger to Your Lifestyle

According to J. D. Power’s report on EV ownership, electric car range is the most important factor in customer satisfaction. For Home EV Charger installation, your EV range helps determine the charger you need to install in your home.

Electric Car Range Comparison

When selecting an electric vehicle home charger, aligning your charging habits with your specific driving habits and intended use is crucial.

Consider whether you’ll primarily use the EV for daily commutes, shuttling the kids to various activities, or embarking on long-distance journeys and whether the speed of the EV charger is enough to replenish your battery to cover your commute. Each scenario can significantly influence which Home EV charger best suits your needs.

A common query during the EV shopping process is, “What is the range of an electric car on a single charge?” Answering this question will help you find a Home EV Charger that perfectly matches your lifestyle and ensures seamless integration into your daily routine.

Below is an electric car range comparison table and the type of charger the car uses:

EV MakeEV ModelEPA Range (mi)EV Charger
LucidAir GT516Connector: Type 2 (AC) / CCS (DC)
AC Charging Capacity: 22 kW
DC Charging Capacity: 250 kW (or 300 kW)
LucidAir GT Performance446Connector: Type 2 (AC) / CCS (DC)
AC Charging Capacity: 22 kW
DC Charging Capacity: 250 kW (or 300 kW)
LucidAir Touring*425
LucidAir Pure AWD*410
TeslaModel S405
RivianR1T Dual Max*400
TeslaModel S Plaid396
TeslaModel 3 Long Range358
TeslaModel X351
MercedesEQS 450+ Sedan350
MercedesEQS 450 4Matic340
MercedesEQS 580 4Matic340
TeslaModel X Plaid333
TeslaModel Y Long Range330
GMCHummer EV329
RivianR1T Quad Large328
BMWiX x50324
RivianR1S Quad Large321
FordF150 Lightning XLT Extended320
BMWi7 x60318
TeslaModel 3 Performance315
CadillacLyriq RWD312
FordMach-E Prem ER310
MercedesEQS 450+ SUV305
NissanAriya LR FWD304
HyundaiIONIQ 5 RWD303
TeslaModel Y Performance303
BMWi4 e40301
FordMach-E Prem ER AWD290
NissanAriya LR AWD289
BMWiX m60288
MercedesEQS 450 4Matic SUV285
MercedesEQS 580 4Matic SUV285
KiaEV6 AWD282
PorscheTaycan Plus282
MercedesAMG EQS 53277
TeslaModel 3 RWD272
PorscheTaycan 4S Plus272
BMWi4 M50271
Polestar2 FWD270
FordMach-E GT270
HyundaiIONIQ 5 AWD266
AudiQ4 e-Tron265
Polestar2 AWD260
RivianR1T Dual Standard*260
RivianR1S Dual Standard260
FordMach-E GT Performance260
BMWi4 e35256
ChevroletBolt EUV247
FordMach-E Select RWD247
PorscheTaycan GTS246
AudiQ4 e-Tron AWD241
FordF150 Lightning Pro240
PorscheTaycan Turbo238
Audie-Tron GT236
GenesisGV60 Performance235
PorscheTaycan 4 CrossTurismo235
PorscheTaycan 4S235
PorscheTaycan GTS SportTurismo233
PorscheTaycan Turbo CrossTurismo233
Audie-Tron RS GT232
PorscheTaycan 4S CrossTurismo230
ToyotaBZ4X AWD228
VolvoC40 Recharge226
Audie-Tron Sportback225
FordMach-E Select AWD224
VolvoXC40 Recharge223
PorscheTaycan Turbo S222
PorscheTaycan Turbo S CrossTurismo222
HyundaiIONIQ 5 SR RWD220
NissanLeaf SV Plus212
NissanAriya SR FWD212
Audie-Tron S Sportback212
VWID.4 SR209
Audie-Tron S208
KiaEV6 GT206
NissanLeaf S149
MiniCooper SE114

What Factors Affect the Range of an EV?

Highlighted below are some of the factors that affect EV range

  1. Speed: EVs shine in city driving due to regenerative braking, but highway speeds drain the battery faster. Consider your typical driving speed when choosing an EV.
  2. Weather: Cold temperatures reduce battery capacity and require climate control use, impacting range. Adapt your driving habits based on weather conditions.
  3. Charging: EVs don’t charge to 100% to preserve battery life. Rapid charging often stops at 80%. Plan your charging strategy for longer trips.
  4. Battery Age: Batteries degrade slowly (2.3% per year), but warranties provide peace of mind. Expect some range loss over time.
James Ndungu

James Ndungu – Founder & Editor-in-Chief

James is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Electric Vehicle Geek. A seasoned expert in electric vehicle charging stations, his expertise is backed by over 10,000 hours of hands-on EV charger installations and certification from the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program (EVITP).

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