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Put range anxiety behind you with 10 of the best electric cars with the longest ranges

How far an electric vehicle can drive on a single charge has been a point of contention since they first burst onto the market. But with time comes innovation (and the installation of more charging points), and there's now a large range of electric vehicles that can really go the distance.

There's an electric car out there for everyone. Whether you're looking for an affordable family lease to cart the kids to school and swimming, or you want something a little more special for your next company car lease - and all without having to worry about sticking the vehicle on charge every five seconds.

With the welcome news that Tesla will be opening up the Supercharger network to all EVs later in the year, there's even more reason to make the switch from the traditional ICE vehicle to an all-electric one.

Now there's no reason for you to worry about range, all that's left to do is decide which vehicle makes the perfect electric car lease for you.

Hyundai Kona Electric parked

1. Hyundai Kona - 300 miles

First up - an affordable option in the guise of the Hyundai Kona Electric.

The SUV styling and plethora of onboard kit makes the Kona Electric an excellent option for a family vehicle. It's comfortable to drive, the controls are easy to use, and the 10.3-inch infotainment system is intuitive and responsive.

The cabin is spacious enough to deal with the demands of family life and can comfortably fit three adults in the back without much argument - even if your friends are all over six feet.

For the best range, you'll need to plump for the 64kWh battery model. 

It has a claimed range of 300 miles in between charges and - with a 201bhp output - is pretty zippy, able to tackle both town and motorway driving with ease. The Premium trim is the entry-level for this model and comes with plenty of kit as standard, including automatic lights, adaptive cruise control, keyless entry, and heated front seats and steering wheel.

For an affordable EV - made even more affordable by a monthly Hyundai lease - the Kona Electric is an attractive choice.

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Kia EV6

2. Kia EV6 - 316 miles

The styling might be polarising but the attitude and level of technology on offer in the Kia EV6 is nothing short of brilliant.

The cabin quality is excellent, with an attractive, driver-focused design and plenty of space for four adults - though you'll struggle to fit three in the back if you happen to be best friends with a rugby team. The boot is spacious enough for the weekly shop or a family holiday, coming in at 490L, with an additional 20L 'frunk' (that's the front trunk to you and me).

When it comes to range, Kia claims that the EV6 can go 316 miles in between charges, with the 77kWh AWD dual-motor model the only option available in the UK.

With a total output of 321bhp and the ability to sprint to 62mph in 5.2 seconds, combined with high levels of practicality, the Kia EV6 is the definition of practicality.

Browse our latest Kia EV6 lease deals

Audi A4 e-tron parked

3. Audi Q4 e-tron - 316 miles

An electric SUV that ticks all the boxes, the Audi Q4 e-tron is comfortable and refined, with a high-quality interior that'll make even the longest of drives a breeze.

Opt for the mid-range 40 variant and you'll enjoy a claimed range of 316 miles in between charges, with its 77kWh battery and 201bhp output. With a rapid charger, the Q4 e-tron 40 can recoup 80% of the battery in just under 40 minutes.

With plenty of cabin space and a 520L boot, the Audi Q4 e-tron is a highly practical vehicle - but with this practicality matched by Audi's trademark sense of luxury.

It's good news too, if you're after an Audi business lease - the zero-emissions e-tron is not only exempt from road tax, but it also qualifies for the lower rates of business-in-kind tax. Perfection.

Browse our best-selling Audi Q4 e-tron lease deals

Volkswagen ID.4 parked

4. Volkswagen ID.4 - 322 miles

Volkswagen exploded onto the EV market with a definite bang with the ID.3, with the ID.4 now shaping up to carry on this legacy. 

The interior is spacious enough for five adults, and your tall friends will have plenty of space for their heads, shoulders, and knees (and toes). There's a generous amount of storage for all your day-to-day bits and bobs, and the boot clocks in at a competitive 543L. 

It's a practical vehicle, made all the more practical by its decent range between charges.

To get the most range for your hard-earned cash, plump for the 77kWh battery Pro Performance model. With its claimed range of 322 miles and ability to charge to 80% in just over half an hour with a rapid charger, the Volkswagen ID.4 is an excellent entry into the EV market if you're after a practical family car lease.

Browse our best-selling Volkswagen ID.4 lease deals

Skoda Enyaq iV driving

5. Skoda Enyaq iV - 331 miles

Skoda's first foray into the electric vehicle market comes stamped with a distinctly Skoda feel.

Skoda has made its name in producing affordable, well-built, good-looking family cars, and you'll be pleased to know that the Enyaq iV is no different. It's practical, comes with immense amounts of usable space, and there's a good level of safety kit and technology even in the entry-level models.

While there are two battery sizes available, it's the higher tier 77kWh iV 80 that you want to go for if you're looking for range - Skoda claims it can travel up to 331 miles on a single charge.

With a comfortable drive - even over the UK's infamous potholed roads - and a sleek, dramatic look, the Skoda Enyaq iV ticks all the boxes you could think of when it comes to a versatile family electric SUV. And an affordable monthly Skoda lease makes it an even more attractive proposition.

Browse our latest Skoda Enyaq iV lease deals

Volkswagen ID.3 parked

6. Volkswagen ID.3 - 330 miles

Volkswagen honed in on the basics with the ID.3, resulting in a stylish, practical, and comfortable hatchback with competitive mileage - perfect for your next Volkswagen lease.

The ID.3 boasts more interior space than the Golf, making it perfect for a growing family. There'll be no arguments with three in the back either - the flat floor means that the middle passenger won't be fighting for foot space with the other two. 

There's plenty of storage around the cabin to stash away the odds and ends that accumulate through daily life, as well as plenty of useful features like LED headlights, front and rear parking sensors, keyless start, climate control, and heated front seats.

For the longest range, you'll want to go for the Pro S 77kWh battery model - Volkswagen claims it has a range of 330 miles, which is enough to drive the length of the M5 twice (with several miles to spare). 

Browse our latest Volkswagen ID.3 lease deals

Polestar 2

7. Polestar 2 - 335 miles

Polestar's first all-electric vehicle, the Polestar 2 is establishing the manufacturer as a stand-out player in the increasingly competitive EV market.

It's a sensational-looking car, with its swooping lines and commanding presence. The interior is typically Volvo-minimalist, with a clean-cut, fresh-feeling finish. It's not out to wow you with gimmicks, but it will certainly wow you with its performance.

While the Long Range Dual Motor wins for speed, the Long Range Single Motor with its 78kWh battery is perfect for everyday life and boasts the biggest range - Polestar claim it can travel 335 miles on a single charge.

With its spacious interior, 11.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and sizeable 405L boot, the Polestar 2 is an excellent option if you're after a good-looking electric vehicle that can go the distance. 

Browse our best-selling Polestar 2 lease deals

Tesla Model 3 parked

8. Tesla Model 3 - 360 miles

Tesla is known for its top-of-the-range electric cars, with the Model 3 its best-selling model - and for good reason.

It's the most affordable car in the Tesla line-up but doesn't compromise on performance or package. It's as good-looking as it is practical, with the cabin spacious enough for four adults to travel in comfort and style, and a cracking 425L boot space (including a 'frunk' under the bonnet). 

The Long Range AWD 88kWh battery model is the best for range, with Tesla claiming it can travel 360 miles in between charges.

There's a plethora of kit on board, including Tesla's iconic 15-inch touchscreen infotainment system that dominates the otherwise minimalist cabin, along with climate control, an internet browser, car information, and even games and a virtual fireplace. 

It's no wonder Tesla leasing is so popular.

Browse our best-selling Tesla Model 3 lease deals

Ford Mustang Mach-e

9. Ford Mustang Mach-e - 379 miles

With its reassuring range and wealth of useful features, the Ford Mustang Mach-e is an excellent choice for an all-electric family SUV.

The Mustang Mach-e RWD Extended Range variant is the cream of the crop when it comes to mileage - though by the time you've got your mouth around its name you'll have nearly used up its excellent range. Ford claims this model can go up to 379 miles on a single charge with its 88kWh battery. 

And though the Mach-e is a funky, fresh looking vehicle with a premium cabin, it's not all style over substance - there's plenty of room for five adults to fit comfortably (with no arguments over foot space thanks to the flat floor in the rear), and there's a 402L boot with an extra 81L of space in the frunk.

With plenty of creature comforts including heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, and a substantial infotainment system, the Mach-e could be an excellent choice for your next Ford lease.

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Tesla Model S

10. Tesla Model S - 512 miles

Finally - the chart-topping Tesla Model S. 

If you're looking for stonking mileage, your search ends here with a Tesla lease for the Plaid+ model which, Tesla claims, can do a whopping 512 miles on a single charge. 

Even the entry-level Long Range model has a claimed range of 412 miles, making the Model S perfect if you like long jaunts along multiple motorways. But it's not just good for immense amounts of miles.

The Model S offers a serene experience in a luxury cabin, with plenty of space for five adults and all their luggage with the 744L boot and 150L frunk. Its premium practicality is matched by its superior performance, and Tesla claims that the 2021 update means the Model S can recoup 200 miles of Supercharge range in just 15 minutes. 

For the car that paved the way in the electric luxury SUV category after its release in 2012, it still stands up as one of the best all-electric SUVs on the market. 

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