Every electric car in Australia, ranked by range

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Susannah Guthrie

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If you’re wondering how long an electric car’s range should be, allow us to answer your question with one of our own – how much time do you have?

The driving range of electric cars – otherwise known as the maximum distance they can travel on a fully charged battery – is a tricky topic to navigate because it can vary greatly.

Influencing factors include the type of car, its average energy usage, the charging method used, the age of the battery, your individual driving style, and even the outside temperature. 



There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to the question ‘How much range is enough?’, and the best way to tell if an electric car will meet your needs is to look at the manufacturer’s claimed range and consider your own weekly driving habits. 

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics’s survey of motor vehicle use for 2019/20, the average Australian vehicle drives roughly 12,100km a year or 232km a week, meaning a range of 400km should be more than enough.



However, if you can’t charge at home, or plan to use your car more than usual, it might help to have a bit of padding. 

To help you on your purchase journey, we’ve collated every single electric car currently available in Australia (as of June 2022) and ranked them based on their claimed electric range.

The figures we’ve used are according to the World harmonised Light vehicle Testing Procedure (WLTP) cycle – a testing method introduced in 2017 that uses real-world driving data to measure a car’s energy consumption and emissions.



We’ve focused on the combined claim, meaning the estimated range when measured over a mixture of urban and extra-urban driving.

Finally, we’ve ranked the cars based on their highest possible range, which may only be available in more expensive specification grades or with larger optional batteries.

Mazda MX-30 Electric: maximum 200km

Battery size: 35.5kWh



Claimed electric range: 200km

Mini Cooper SE: max. 233km

Battery size: 32.6kWh



Claimed electric range: 233km

Hyundai Ioniq Electric: max. 311km

Battery size: 38.3kWh

Claimed electric range: 311km

Lexus UX300e: max. 315km 

Battery size: 54.3kWh



Claimed electric range: 315km

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Battery size: 51kWh

Claimed electric range: 320km

Mercedes-Benz EQC: max. 350km

Battery size: 80kWh



Claimed electric range: 350km

Nissan Leaf

Battery size: 40kWh

Claimed electric range: 270km

Nissan Leaf e+



Battery size: 62kWh

Claimed electric range: 385km

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Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric: max. 418km

Battery size: 78kWh

Claimed electric range: 418km



BYD Atto 3 standard range

Battery size: 50.1kWh

Claimed electric range: 320km

BYD Atto 3 extended range

Battery size: 60.4kWh

Claimed electric range: 420km



Mercedes-Benz EQA: max. 426km

Battery size: 66.5kWh

Claimed electric range: 426km

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The 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQA

Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electric: max. 434km

Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electric Single Motor

Battery size: 69kWh



Claimed electric range: 434km

Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electric Twin Motor

Battery size: 78kWh

Claimed electric range: 420km

Audi E-Tron 50



Battery size: 71kWh

Claimed electric range: 300km

Audi E-Tron 55

Battery size: 95kWh

Claimed electric range: 441km

Audi E-Tron S 



Battery size: 95kWh

Claimed electric range: 413km

Audi E-Tron Sportback 50

Battery size: 71kWh

Claimed electric range: 300km

Audi E-Tron Sportback 55

Battery size: 95kWh

Claimed electric range: 441km

Audi E-Tron S Sportback 

Battery size: 95kWh

Claimed electric range: 418km

Jaguar I-Pace: max. 446km

Battery size: 90kWh

Claimed electric range: 446km

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The 2022 Jaguar I-Pace

Hyundai Ioniq 5: max. 451km

Hyundai Ioniq 5 2WD

Battery size: 72.6kWh

Claimed electric range: 451km

Hyundai Ioniq 5 AWD

Battery size: 72.6kWh

Claimed electric range: 430km

Battery size: 64kWh

Claimed electric range: 455km

Battery size: 80kWh

Claimed electric range: 460km

Hyundai Kona Electric: max. 484km

Hyundai Kona Electric Standard Range (100kW)

Battery size: 39.2kWh

Claimed electric range: 305km

Hyundai Kona Electric Extended Range (150kW)

Battery size: 64kWh

Claimed electric range: 484km

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The 2021 Hyundai Kona Electric

Porsche Taycan: max. 484km

Porsche Taycan (Performance Battery)

Battery size: 79.2kWh

Claimed electric range: 431km

Porsche Taycan (Performance Battery Plus)

Battery size: 93.4kWh

Claimed electric range: 484km

Porsche Taycan 4S Cross Turismo

Battery size: 93.4kWh

Claimed electric range: 436km

Porsche Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo

Battery size: 93.4kWh

Claimed electric range: 425km

Tesla Model Y: max. 514km

Tesla Model Y Rear Wheel Drive

Battery size: 75kWh

Claimed electric range: 455km

Tesla Model Y All Wheel Drive Performance 

Battery size: 75kWh

Claimed electric range: 514km

Kia EV6 Air RWD

Battery size: 77.4kWh

Claimed electric range: 528km

Kia EV6 GT-Line RWD

Battery size: 77.4kWh

Claimed electric range: 504km

Kia EV6 GT-Line AWD

Battery size: 77.4kWh

Claimed electric range: 484km

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The 2022 Kia EV6

Polestar 2 Standard Range (single) motor

Battery size: 69kWh

Claimed electric range: 470km

Polestar 2 Long Range (single motor)

Battery size: 78kWh

Claimed electric range: 540km

Polestar 2 Long Range (dual motor)

Battery size: 78kWh

Claimed electric range: 480km

Tesla Model X: max. 560km

Tesla Model X

Battery size: 100kWh

Claimed electric range: 560km

Tesla Model X Plaid

Battery size: 100kWh

Claimed electric range: 536km

BMW i4 eDrive40

Battery size: 84kWh

Claimed electric range: 590km

BMW i4 M50

Battery size: 84kWh

Claimed electric range: 510km

Tesla Model 3: max. 602km

Tesla Model 3 Rear-Wheel Drive

Battery size: 60kWh

Claimed electric range: 491km

Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD

Battery size: 82kWh

Claimed electric range: 602km

Tesla Model 3 Performance

Battery size: 82kWh

Claimed electric range: 547km

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The 2021 Tesla Model 3

BMW iX xDrive40

Battery size: 77kWh

Claimed electric range: 425km

BMW iX xDrive40 Sport

Battery size: 77kWh

Claimed electric range: 425km

BMW iX xDrive50 Sport

Battery size: 112kWh

Claimed electric range: 630km

BMW iX M60

Battery size: 112kWh

Claimed electric range: 566km

Tesla Model S: max. 652km

Tesla Model S

Battery size: 100kWh

Claimed electric range: 652km

Tesla Model S Plaid

Battery size: 100kWh

Claimed electric range: 637km

Susannah Guthrie

Susannah Guthrie has been a journalist since she was 18, and has spent the last two years writing about cars for Drive, CarAdvice, CarSales and as a motoring columnist for several in-flight and hotel magazines. Susannah’s background is news journalism, followed by several years spent in celebrity journalism, entertainment journalism and fashion magazines and a brief stint hosting a travel TV show for Channel Ten. She joined Drive in 2020 after spending a year and a half at the helm of Harper’s BAZAAR and ELLE’s online platforms. Susannah holds a Bachelor in Media and Communications from the University of Melbourne and cut her teeth as an intern for Time Inc in New York City. She has also completed a television presenting course with the National Institute of Dramatic Art. She lives in Melbourne with her husband and her one-year-old son who, despite her best efforts, does not yet enjoy a good road trip.

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