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The electric cars with the longest claimed ranges

We've listed the 10 (actually 11, due to a tie for 10th) electric cars that are available with the longest ranges - they're ordered by the 'official' full-charge distances.

What drivers really want to know is which are the best EVs they can purchase right now.

This is Money has listed the 10 (well, 11, as there's a tie) battery electric models available in the UK with the longest 'official' ranges.

We've ordered the 10 rangiest of electric models by their official figures. These are the ones based on the results of laboratory readings and are quoted by manufacturers when advertising their cars.

Joint 10. Audi e-tron

Version: e-tron

Price to buy: £60,650

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Official range: 239 miles

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Joint 10. Nissan Leaf

Version: Leaf e+

Price to buy: £33,295

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Official range: 239 miles

9. Mercedes-Benz EQC

Version: 400 4Matic

Price to buy: £65,720

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Official range: 259 miles

8. Volkswagen ID.3

Version: 1st Edition

Price to buy: £35,880

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Official range: 260 miles

7. Hyundai Kona Electric

Version: 64kW

Price to buy: £39,500

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Official range:278 miles

6. Porsche Taycan

Version: Turbo

Price to buy: £115,860

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Official range: 281 miles

5. Kia e-Niro

Version: Long Range

Price to buy: £36,850

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Official range: 282 miles

4. Jaguar I-Pace

Version: EV400>

Price to buy: £65,195

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Official range: 292 miles

3. Tesla Model X

Version: Long Range

Price to buy: £82,980

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Official range: 314 miles

2. Tesla Model 3

Version: Long Range

Price to buy: £46,990

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Official range: 348 miles

1. Tesla Model S

Version: Long Range

Price to buy: £77,980

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Official range: 379 miles

The EV on sale in the UK with the longest range is the Tesla Model S.

With an impressive 379-mile range of the Long Range 100kW option, which can accelerate from 0 to 60mph in 3.7 seconds (2.7 seconds if you choose the Model S Performance) but does cost north of £75,000 (to buy) – however you can lease one from £700 + initial payment.

By late 2021, customers can buy the new tri-motor Model S Plaid. This comes with an eye-popping £131,000 price tag but has an 'estimated range' of more than 520 miles, can accelerate from 0-to-62mph in less than 2 seconds and has a top speed of a whopping 200mph!

Government and electric cars:

The Department for Transport said it will be considering the proposal to install public charge points at popular destinations and painting green parking spaces to show they are reserved for EVs - following the introduction of green number plates for battery cars this autumn. The DfT has pledged £12million to boost research and development of EV technologies.

Highways England has also pumped £9.3million to a scheme that will allow businesses to try electric cars and vans for two months for free before deciding to invest in them.

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