The Electric vehicle market had hugely expanded over the past few years. Gone are the days where it's a crazy idea to think that EV's can beat gasoline cars. Electric cars latest have moved from the backseat of the automotive industry to become key projects for some of the biggest manufacturers. Thus, this convinces us that it is time for another countdown of the best electric cars, this time, key criteria is its range.
This top 10 ranking of the latest electric cars with the longest range will show how much EV's evolved in just a few months. The last time a list has been made, the combined range of 10 models permeating the top 10 total to just over 1,800 kilometers. Today, electric cars latest figures reach 3,100 kilometers and more, according to Autobytel's list.
Let the countdown begin.
10. 2016 Chevrolet Spark EV - 130km
Until the Bolt goes into production at the end of this year, the Bowtie brand's longest range EVs is the 2016 Chevrolet Spark. The Chevy Spark opens our list with a total driving range of 130km. It also rates highly for affordability. The MSRP for the Spark EV opens at $25,995 which means a post-tax-credit cost of $18,495.
9. 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf - 190km
The e-golf ranks as the ninth EV with the longest range. It's charging capacity is also impressive as it is able to charge their batteries to 80% in just 30 minutes, but only if you plug it into a power 40 kW. The e-golf sells at around $38000.
8. 2016 Mercedes-Benz B-Class 250e - 200km
Among the engines available for the Mercedes-Benz Class B we found a fully electric version called B 250e. It has an electric motor that produces an impressive maximum power of 180 hp with its 28 kWh battery capacity that can go up to 200 km.
7. 2016 Kia Soul EV - 212 kilometers
For the Kia Soul EV, South Korean manufacturer announces a maximum range of 212 kilometers. But perhaps the most interesting of this model is its extensive high-tech equipment inside and the restyling of its design, which is different from what we are used to in this segment.
6. 2016 Nissan Leaf - 250km
The electric Nissan is the first fully electric car to sell significant numbers and it is still the best-selling EV of today, according to The Week. It has recently received an update increasing autonomy to 250 kilometers. This version of the Nissan Leaf uses a 30 kWh battery and one of its most outstanding features is that it didn't sacrifice size just to increase range, it still offers the same cabin space.
5. 2016 Hyundai Ioniq Electric - 280 km
The Hyundai Ioniq in its electric version will be available at dealerships on November with a price of around $36000. This vehicle, which is also offered in hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants, is equipped with an electric motor that can produce 120 hp and a battery with 28 kWh of capacity, allowing it to achieve the 280 km range.
4. BMW i3 - 300 kilometers
Today's BMW i3 version has a 22kwh battery that can reach up to 190km. Thanks to a round of recent updates, the small, futuristic, awesomely designed BMW is now one of the best premium electric vehicles available with an improve battery of 33kwh that allows the range to soars at 300km and earn our #4 spot and
3. Renault ZOE - 400km
The 2017 Renault ZOE was presented earlier this month but will be released before the end of this 2016, so we decided to include it on the list. With the updated model unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, this car is placed on the third step of the podium thanks to the 400 kilometers that can get to go on a single charge of its battery of 41 kWh for just 2 hours.
2. 2016 Tesla Model X P100D - 542 kilometers
The only SUV in the list is in second place among the greatest distance electric cars can travel. It can be at the 1st position if price will also be taken into consideration because at number 1 is its brother which is the most expensive of all on our list. The 2016 Tesla Model X P100D uses 100 kWh battery capacity and not only achieved outstanding performance but can also get to travel 542 kilometers without recharging.
1. 2016 Tesla Model S P100D - 613 kilometers
No doubt indeed Tesla is on top of the EV game getting the top 2 position in our list. The Tesla Model S is the king of EVs in longest range and probably in performance too as the current production car faster can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h, as said by the brand. Of course, the downside is its price: of the 127,700 euros which do not include transportation costs and VAT. With this, fans should wait for the Tesla Model 3.
So there you have it, the Top 10 electric cars latest that have the longest range. Last month's Paris Motor Show exhibit shows a lot more promise in the EV market like the Mercedes EVs . Will the Tesla Model S be dethroned when these new EVs enter the market? Leave your comments below.