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February 11, 2024
Historically, one of the most significant barriers to widespread EV acceptance has been "range anxiety," the fear that an EV won't have enough battery capacity to cover needed distances, especially on longer trips. However, as we move into 2024, technological advancements in battery chemistry, energy density, and vehicle efficiency are pushing the boundaries of how far EVs can travel on a single charge.
The increasing range can be attributed to many factors, including innovative engineering solutions aimed at enhancing overall vehicle efficiency. From aerodynamic designs that reduce drag to the integration of more efficient electric motors and regenerative braking systems, each aspect of EV design is being optimized for maximum range. Additionally, advancements in battery technology, such as solid-state batteries, are promising even greater energy densities, potentially revolutionizing range capabilities.
Why it matters
This trend is closely aligned with evolving consumer expectations and environmental policies. As the public grows more eco-conscious and governments impose stricter emissions regulations, the demand for long-range EVs is surging. This consumer shift is prompting manufacturers to invest heavily in innovative battery technologies and efficient energy management systems.
Extending the driving range of EVs is also crucial for broadening the appeal of EVs to a wider audience. With the capability to travel longer distances without frequent stops for charging, EVs become more practical and comparable to traditional fuel-powered vehicles. This evolution is especially significant for users who have opted not to purchase an EV due to having limited access to charging stations.
As we did in 2022 and 2023, let’s take a look at the EVs that offer the greatest driving range in 2024. Using the rankings reported by Kelly Blue Book (kbb.com), let’s learn about the 7 EVs with the best range in 2024.
About the Author(s)
Jake Hertz is an Electrical Engineer, Technical Writer, and Public Relations Specialist. After he received his M.S. and B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Rochester, he spent three years working as an Electrical Engineer at MakerBot Industries.
As a writer, Jake is well known for his frequent contributions to various engineering websites, where he has garnered readership in the tens of thousands. Through his business, NanoHertz Solutions, Jake works with cutting-edge companies in the hardware and semiconductor space to build industry buzz and awareness through Public Relations and Technical Writing services.
As an engineer, Jake now works with numerous startups to help develop their hardware products. He is also a Co-Founder of Origin Labs, a NYC-based design firm for tech startups in the hardware space.
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