Three, New, Long-Range EVs at Leith*

When looking to buy a new car, people used to ask, “How far can it go on a tank of gas?” An increasing number of Americans ask, “How far will it go on a full charge?” Yes, we are experiencing the dawn of the electric vehicle (EV), and with it, a slew of new questions from potential EV buyers, maybe even from you. So we’ve compiled a short list of three, new, long-range EVs sold at Leith Automotive Group in North Carolina. These base models are the three that can travel the farthest on a full charge.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, in 2021, “the median driving range of all-electric vehicles (EV) was 234 miles while the median range for gasoline vehicles was 403 miles.” However, the range for EVs has been increasing, and very soon, it’s expected to rival their Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) counterparts.

Our list is ranked by their Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) combined driving range from the shortest to the longest.*  The longest-range version of each EV model is listed below and includes the base MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) before any options or taxes are added.


2023 BMW iX: 324 Miles

2023 BMW iX – BMW of North America, LLC

The BMW iX xDrive50 is an EV we’ve covered in one of our previous EV blogs and featured on video. Here, you’ll find dual electric motors with a combined output of 516 horsepower for plenty of motivation down the road. The range of the BMW iX xDrive50 will vary based on the wheel size package you choose, but when using the standard 20-inch wheels, the iX xDrive50 is rated at an EPA-estimated 324 miles, which is the longest range offered in the iX model range.

  • Base MSRP: $87,001


2023 GMC Hummer EV Pickup: 329 Miles

2023 GMC Hummer EV Pickup – GMC

Here’s another EV we’ve featured in a companion blog, but this time, the GMC Hummer EV pickup makes our long-range list, too. Trading in its fuel-devouring past for a more efficient electric future, this all-new Hummer EV tips the scales at a whopping 9,063 pounds! But this is no lumbering beast, the new Hummer EV is lightning quick thanks to three electric motors pumping out 1,000 horsepower and hitched to General Motor’s Ultium battery pack. All that power catapults the GMC Hummer EV pickup from 0 – 60 mph in 3.3 seconds, but as long as you drive sensibly, you can expect to travel 329 miles on a full charge.

  • Estimated Base MSRP: $110,295*


2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS Sedan: 350 Miles

2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS Sedan – Mercedes-Benz USA

The 2023 Mecedes-Benz EQS is a very aerodynamically styled sedan, and with its cutting-edge EV tech, it’s no surprise that it tops our list of the longest-range new EVs sold by Leith dealerships. The EQS is the flagship EV for Mercedes-Benz, as chronicled in our Zero to 60TV episode from 2022.

The EQS sedan is available in three model trims, a base rear-wheel-drive EQS450+, the all-wheel-drive EQS450 4Matic, and EQS580 4Matic. AMG also tunes a more powerful version. But for our list, the 329-hp EQS450+ scores an EPA-estimated 350 miles of range, and even the more powerful, all-wheel drive EQS580 4Matic, still with 516 horsepower, manages an impressive 340 miles of range.

  • Base MSRP: $104,400

If you’re curious about other new, long-range Electric Vehicles available across the Leith Automotive Group, check out this specially curated list of EVs under $60k.


Range up to 255 miles

Base MSRP: $52,795 

Nissan Ariya Venture +

Range up to 304 miles

Base MSRP: $47,190

BMW i4 eDrive 40

Range up to 307 miles

Base MSRP: $57,300

Kia EV6 GT-Line RWD

Range up to 310 miles

Base MSRP: $52,900

Ford Mustang Mach-E CR1

Range up to 312 miles

Base MSRP: $56,995

By Mark Arsen,



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