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Electric cars: everything you need to know

With the impending end of new conventional petrol and diesel car sales by 2035 in the UK, interest in electric vehicles (EVs) has surged. At the RAC, we're here to answer all your EV questions, from charging concerns to range comparisons.

Electric car types

  • Pure electric vehicles

    Electric vehicles, commonly known as EVs, are powered by electricity, with a battery propelling the wheels. While EV range continues to improve, most models typically offer a range between 100 and 300 miles.

  • Plug-in hybrid vehicles

    Plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) combine battery power with a petrol engine. Because of their smaller batteries, PHEVs typically offer an EV range of 15 to 40 miles, varying by model.

  • Hybrid electric vehicles

    Hybrid vehicles (HEVs) have a limited electric-only range, with the battery recharging during braking. Check out our guide to compare PHEVs and HEVs for more information, as well as our ranking of the top hybrid cars.

  • Already made up your mind? Browse all our EVs in stock

    Already made up your mind? Browse all our EVs in stock

    Decided on which electric car is right for you? From small city cars to large family SUVs, we've got a choice of almost 10,000 nearly-new EVs in stock. 

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    Which electric cars have the longest range?

    Range anxiety is one of the biggest worries when buying an electric car. These are the EVs with the longest range right now...

    Electric car
    Maximum range
    Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+395 miles
    Tesla Model S Long Range360 miles
    BMW iX xDrive 50315 miles
    Tesla Model X Long Range300 miles
    Tesla Model 3 Long Range Dual Motor300 miles
    Porsche Taycan Plus295 miles
    BMW i4 eDrive40290 miles
    CUPRA Born 77kWh e-Boost280 miles
    Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV 80280 miles
    Ford Mustang Mach-E ER RWD280 miles
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