A: No! Well over 90% of daily driving is under 100 miles. According to the U.S. Dept. of Transportation, the national average is 30 to 40 miles per day. The list of EVs that offer ranges of 200 to 300 miles is extensive. Edmunds test drivers obtained the following test drive ranges:
2021 Tesla Model 3 Long Range: 345 miles. Ford Mustang Mach-E Route 1: 344 miles. 2020 Porsche Taycan 4S: 323 miles. 2019 Hyundai Kona EV: 315 miles. 2021 Volkswagen ID.4: 288 miles. 2020 Chevrolet Bolt: 277 miles. 2021 Audi e-Tron Sportback: 238 miles. 2020 Nissan Leaf Plus SL: 237 miles. 2021 Polestar 2 Performance: 228 miles. 2020 Hyundai Ioniq EV: 202 miles.
To find out your daily driving range, keep a record for two weeks of how far you drive every day. If it averages between 10 and 90 miles a day, you’re a prime candidate for an EV or PHEV! Range anxiety about EVs and hybrids is misplaced. Most EV drivers are finding that they can drive to work, do their chores around town and get back home with plenty of battery capacity left over.
On road trips and long-distance drives, EV fast-charging infrastructure is rapidly growing around the country. On all major routes in California, such as between Los Angeles and San Francisco, charging stations are abundant and can quickly fill your battery in less than an hour. The PlugShare app is useful for finding charging stations near you.