When you think of electric cars, which brand comes to mind? Are you thinking about the name Tesla? It does seem to be the most talked about EV in media and that probably has a lot to do with its co-founder and CEO Elon Musk. A brilliant, interesting and eccentric Musk has a vibrant personality and an even more vibrant Twitter feed. At Tesla he leads all EV design, engineering and manufacturing of the company’s EVs and battery products around the world. The Tesla has received many awards such as Consumer Reports’ Best Overall Car and the Ultimate Car of the Year by Motor Trend for the Model S. However, when it comes to range, they are not ranked number one overall. In this chart of 150 Electric Vehicles Ranked by Range, the Tesla shows up a lot from number 11 on down.
The first six spots on this list are taken by EVs created by Lucid Air. Lucid Motors was founded in 2007 by a former Tesla executive named Bernard Tse and entrepreneur Sam Weng. The company has just started delivering some of their cars and new models will be available later in 2022. Compared to the Tesla in the number 11 spot, the Lucid Air Dream R AWD can go 115 miles longer in between charges. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the New European Driving Cycle are just two agencies that research and report on EV range mileage. My truck gets 17 miles to the gallon and I cringe knowing I need to make the switch. How high will gas prices have to go before you make the switch to EV?