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When modern all-electric vehicles (EV) were introduced in model year (MY) 2011, there were four models available with ranges spanning from 63 to 94 miles per charge, with a median range of 68 miles. Over time, the number of EV models and their ranges has greatly increased. In MY 2022, the maximum range for one EV model reached 520 miles on a single charge, while the median range for all EVs on the market was 257 miles.

Median and Maximum Range of Electric Vehicles Offered for Sale in the United States, Model Years 2011-2022

Note: Range is based on Environmental Protection Agency estimates. Does not include plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Source: U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, website, accessed November 4, 2021.