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What range do electric cars REALLY have?

Autocar Logo By Steve Huntingford of Autocar | Slide 1 of 29: For all the improvements, this nagging concern that the battery will run flat before you get to where you’re going continues to put many people off. It doesn’t help that you don’t really know how far you’ll be able to go, given that official figures are unrealistic. So, What Car? is now putting every electric car through a Real Range test that reflects the way people actually drive and allows direct comparisons. You can find out more about how we work out each car’s Real Range here, but below we count down all of our results from worst to best. Prices listed are the lowest On-The-Road price in the model’s range, complete with What Car?'s Target Price - the price we think you'll pay in the marketplace. At the end we'll also tell you which cars are the cheapest top operate in an energy-per-mile sense:

One by one, the barriers to electric car ownership are being removed, as charging infrastructure improves, costs come down and the cars themselves become as luxurious as conventional models. But what about range anxiety?

For all the improvements, this nagging concern that the battery will run  flat before you get to where you’re going continues to put many people off.

It doesn’t help that you don’t really know how far you’ll be able to go, given that official figures are unrealistic. So, What Car? is now putting every electric car through a Real Range test that reflects the way people actually drive and allows direct comparisons.

You can find out more about how we work out each car’s Real Range here, but below we count down all of our results from worst to best. Prices listed are the lowest On-The-Road price in the model’s range, complete with What Car?'s Target Price - the price we think you'll pay in the marketplace. At the end we'll also tell you which cars are the cheapest top operate in an energy-per-mile sense:

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