Electric car surveys conducted by the Society of Monitor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) have found that 38 percent of road users were worried about falling short of charge on journeys. The range is becoming a key part of the sales pitch with prospective buyers often making their decisions on what cars can travel the longest without needing a top-up.
Capable of 379 miles based on WLTP estimates, the Model S also comes with a performance to match.
A top speed of 162mph and a 0-60mph ratio of just 3.7 seconds makes this a perfect electric all-rounder.
But prospective buyers cannot expect to get this model for an affordable price with values around £78,000.
Speaking to Express.co.uk, Fiona Howarth, CEO of Octopus Electric Vehicles said: “This incredible saloon combines car comfort, tech and speed.
“Over the last decade, it has been on the receiving end of some huge technological advancements making it the home of one of the longest range batteries in the industry.
“With a range of almost 400 miles, the Model S demonstrates that electric cars can take on any journey effortlessly”.
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Tesla Model 3
Just behind the Model S, Elon Musk’s Model 3 is still capable of a giant 348 miles on a single charge
The model is also considerably cheaper than its rival with a price tag of just £46,000.
Topping up the car is also cheaper with a price per mile of just 1.1p compared to 1.3 pence on the Model S.
Fiona Howarth told Express.co.uk: “The Model 3 was part of Elon Musk’s famous master plan, making affordable, high volume electric vehicles which changed the EV industry landscape, widening the consumer market.
“Not only did he succeed but he made it stylish, high-tech and an unbelievably fun drive, ensuring the reduced cost didn’t come at the risk of a low range.”
The multi-award-winning I-PACE is one of the most luxurious models on the electric car market.
Capable of 292 miles on WLTP estimates, the model is a direct competitor on range to the Polestar 2.
However, Volvo’s design is slightly more economical with a price per mile of just 1.25p compared to the I-Pace’s 1.54p.
Ms Howarth told Express.co.uk: “Expertly engineered, the I-PACE delivers a top-class electric experience combining the well-known luxury of Jaguar with an amazing futuristic feel. ”
For those on a slightly lower budget, the e-Niro is one of the most popular models on the market and comes with a stunning range top match.
The car can run 282 miles on a single charge for a price tag of just under £34,000.
The car is fairly economical with a price per mile rate of 1.1p making this ideal for those new to the market or as a city runaround.
Ms Howarth said: “The Kia e-Niro is practical, efficient and exceptional value for money.
“It can easily handle long journeys making it the perfect family car as staycations become the norm, it’s really no surprise people are queuing up to get their hands on one.”